The college football Week 7 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 7 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.
Little-Known Corner Set To Enter the Draft
We’ll bypass the previews for a bit of NFL draft news.
About a year ago, PFN was the first to report Louisiana cornerback Mekhi Garner was drawing a ton of buzz in the scouting community. Word was the junior was receiving Day 2 grades from scouts.
Garner bucked the trend by returning to school, though a different school in the state of Louisiana, transferring to LSU, and he’s playing very well this season. Another junior cornerback is knocking the socks off scouts and he plays about three hours north of the Rajun Cajuns in the town of Ruston.
The cornerback from the state of Louisiana this time around? Myles Brooks. The junior from Louisiana Tech is receiving a ton of chatter as well as praise in scouting circles.
The transfer from Stephen F. Austin has outstanding size (he’ll measure over 6’0), next-level ball skills, and has shown steady improvement in his game. He was voted Conference USA Defensive Player of the Week just five days ago. Scouts I’ve spoken with tell me they have a Day 2 grade on Brooks and some believe he could end up in the first round.
People I’ve spoken with also tell me Brooks will enter the draft. In fact, Brooks himself has told people he’s already decided on the agency for representation in the 2023 NFL Draft — and it’s one of the biggest around.
The fourth-year junior came into the season with little fanfare but is now being graded through the roof. Louisiana Tech faces off against North Texas today, a team with a potential next-level wideout in Jyaire Shorter. The big test comes in November when Louisiana Tech has consecutive games against UTSA and then Charlotte, two teams with a combined four next-level receiver prospects.
I will have more later today on underclassmen I’m told are expected to enter the draft.