The college football Week 2 slate is upon us, and the team of draft evaluators and CFB analysts at Pro Football Network are here with instant takeaways from the weekend slate. Find our immediate reactions to all the action from start to finish in college football’s Week 2 Saturday games.
Taking into account all of the weekend’s slate of action, our CFB/Draft department will all be on hand for their instant reactions as they come in. For clarity’s sake, each takeaway, reaction, and result will be culminated by the initials of the analyst responsible: TP for Tony Pauline, CM for Cam Mellor, IC for Ian Cummings, OH for Oliver Hodgkinson, and JF for James Fragoza.
Keep an eye on Coburn
12:20- Texas came up with a big third down stop, forcing Alabama to kick a field goal. They’ve gotten good pressure on Tide signal caller Bryce Young and have come away with a few sacks. Much of that is thanks in part to defensive tackle Keondre Coburn, a wide bodied lineman that has consistently drawn double team blocks- freeing things up for his teammates on the edges. Coburn is an under the radar defensive tackle and an athletic 6-foot-1.5-inch, 335 pound lineman who clogs the middle and also makes plays on the ball. He presently has an early 4th round grade on my board. TP
Alabama-Texas and a host of top picks get us started
An interesting day of college football starts off with Alabama taking on the Texas Longhorns in Austin. It will be tough for UT to stay with the Tide, but there are some interesting next-level matchups.
Scouts will want to see if the Longhorns’ dominant duo at running back, Bijan Robinson and Roschon Johnson, can produce against one of the top linebacker units in the nation. Robinson grades as a top-15 prospect, and Johnson has Day 2 grades. Bama’s Henry To’oTo’o has Day 2 grades as well, Will Anderson Jr. is the top prospect in the nation on my board, while true sophomore Dallas Turner is a top-15 pick in the making.
Today will be the toughest game of the year for Texas offensive tackle Christian Jones — keep a close watch when he’s matched up against Anderson. Jones was a two -ear starter at left tackle, then switched to the right side this season. Despite scouts telling me he’s a very late-round pick, I have consistently graded Jones as a middle-round prospect. TP