20) Desmond Ridder, QB, Cincinnati (6-4, 215)
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Ridder showed command in a clean pocket, throwing darts and throwing balls deep into midfield. He also made the defenses pay with his long strides on cover of scrums against the man and on canceled runs. However, Ridder’s lack of precision on passing on the sidelines and on off-platform throws is of concern. His long delivery almost gave Notre Dame a pick of six earlier in the month, and that gives defenders an extra step to reach his longer passes. Against Navy last weekend, Ridder again controlled the midfield via the air but could easily have had three intercepted passes instead of just one (in the red zone after misreading the cover). Still, Ridder has the keen sense and the intangibles to succeed to the next level. With more time to hone his skills, he will add strength and improve his technique enough to make it into the top 75.
19) Haskell Garrett, DT, Ohio State (6-2, 300)
Garrett continues to show NFL teams that he has the power and inner speed to start as a three-way technique to the next level. The Buckeyes went to Indiana last week and it didn’t take long for them to assert their control over the Hoosiers in demolition 54-7. Garrett started off strong, fending off left guard and sacking quarterback Jack Tuttle as he tried to escape the pocket. Tuttle threw a touchdown later in practice, but it took a hard hit on the game from Garrett, who beat the right guard on an inside twist. Tuttle missed a few rounds, eventually returning for a few shots before sitting down on the rest of the one-sided affair. Garrett also didn’t play a lot of snaps due to the Buckeyes’ lopsided scoring and deep defensive line rotation. He was disruptive in the first set of the second half, however, passing through an attempt to block the reach of the right tackle to stop a run, then gaining the inside gap to force the center to squeeze a bear for prevent Garrett from reaching the ferryman. .
18) Jamaree Salyer, OL, Georgia (6-4, 325)
Salyer left Auburn’s contest with an ankle injury three weeks ago, but looked healthy for the Bulldogs’ win over Kentucky on Oct. 16. top on a first quarter inning, beating Salyer’s reach block) and in pass protection. The Bulldogs often ran behind the mighty blocks of their left tackle. Salyer managed to fend off whoever was lined up against him and even showed his mobility to shoot for a run in the third quarter. His strength and build will likely push him on the inside to keep in the NFL, but he’s playing well enough on the edge to deserve consideration on the tackle, just as the Patriots kept former Bulldog Isaiah Wynn on the outside. . Salyer got a much-needed rest on a break last weekend as he faces the talented Florida defensive line on Saturday afternoon in Jacksonville.
17) Jahan Dotson, WR, Penn State (5-11, 184)
After a week off, the Nittany Lions were upset by Illinois, 20-18, in nine overtime on Oct. 23. Dotson was targeted 14 times in the game, but he only made six catches for 58 yards, and it appeared he and quarterback Sean Clifford weren’t often on the same page. Dotson won over a few obliques with excellent speed on the line, although he fumbled after one of those catches (his knee may have fallen before the ball came out but no damage has been done since. that his teammate has recovered the ball). Dotson reminded scouts of his exceptional hands on the game after the fumble, adjusting to a poorly thrown deep pass and jumping past a defender to rule out a potential interception. In the second half, he went low to catch a pass from below just before the ball hit the ground. In his only real chance to make a play after regulation, he failed to bring a sidelined end zone fade in the first overtime. Dotson also dropped a punt on the 10-yard line in an early return chance, but it looked like he had learned from it, catching another over his shoulder to save crucial yardage in the fourth. quarter.
16) Devin Lloyd, LB, Utah (6-3, 235)
Utah defeated Arizona State at home two weeks ago, with Lloyd leading on the perimeter and between tackles. In the first half, he blew up an outdoor run pushing the near end into the backfield, flipped a quick screen reading QB Jayden Daniels’ eyes and tripped a struggling Daniels for a sack on the next game. Lloyd finished the game strong with a tackle for loss on a discharge throw, then two more sacks to end the game, one after waiting for Daniels to escape from the pocket and the other after having beat the left tackle around the corner. However, things took a turn for the worse at Corvallis last week with Oregon State defeating the Utes 42-34 and Lloyd being sent off for targeting in the third quarter. He made seven tackles during the night and moved well on cover, but the Beavers’ poor direction and physical play kept him out of the action for most of the night. Lloyd will now also be suspended for the first half of this weekend’s game against UCLA due to the targeting penalty.