08 Oct 2021 CFB IDP To Watch: Week 6
I’m back with another group of College Players To Watch heading into Week 6! These are some players who are projected to be entering the 2022 NFL Draft! 2021 CFB IDP To Watch: Week 6
Be sure to check out these players in some great matchups this week!
Olakunle Fatukasi, LB, Rutgers
vs Michigan State
Fatukasi has had himself quite the start to the college season. He’s racked up 28 solo tackles, 19 assists, 6.5 tackles for loss, 2.5 sacks, 1 pass defended, and 1 forced fumble.
This was my first time really diving into his film, and for the most part, I was pretty pleased. He needs to work on being a more forceful tackler and getting himself in leverage positions to be more of a consistent tackler. But his ability to read a play is impeccable. It seems as though he has an uncanny feel for where the play is going. Coupled with that, he weaves his way through traffic better than most prospects.
His statistical production is solid, but I think there’s some fine-tuning needed to prepare for the next level.
I’ll also add that he’s at his best when he’s blitzing and pressuring the quarterback.
Adam Anderson, OLB/DE
Georgia vs Auburn
Adam Anderson is an interesting prospect. At this very moment, I think he’s a little overrated for what I think the NFL might actually get out of him.
There’s chatter that he should be a Top-10 pick. With his limited production and the clear holes in his game, I just don’t see that as feasible.
The big note from many people will be his size. Many are predicting that’ll he’ll transition to be more of an outside linebacker in the NFL. I tend to agree with that notion.
If he’s to stay at edge, he has to put some meat on that frame, while also remaining quick and agile.
Along with that, when I was watching his film, I didn’t notice any particular elite traits. There were some plays where his get-off was great. But otherwise, I felt it lackluster.
DeMarvion Overshown, LB
Texas vs Oklahoma
I was sorely disappointed watching Overshown’s film. There are people ranking him in the Top 50 on their big boards. And if you ask me, I think he’s far more likely to be a Day 3 pick.
Out of the players I’ve taken a peak at so far, his tackling has by far been the worst. And not even like 1-on-1 thumping tackles (I really just didn’t see much of that at all), but he just throws his body around and hopes for the best. Or that’s how it seems. Throwing himself into piles, at the feet of ball carriers. You name it. It’s tough to watch.
There’s some athletic ability there for sure, and he’s just transitioned to linebacker in 2020. But there’s a lot of plays where he just looks like he can’t keep his feet under him.
He transitioned from safety, so it should be similar. It’s not like Chazz Surratt‘s transition from QB to LB. And considering how well Surratt turned out in terms of immediate production, and not falling all over himself, my hopes aren’t high for Overshown.
The one positive I’ll note is that last year he made a ton of impact plays, but it hasn’t continued into this year.
That’s all for me today, enjoy this week’s set of games! I’ll see y’all next week!
A seasoned IDP Specialist, Bob brings his vast experience and knowledge of the NFL to Expand The Boxscore, where he will be examining the College game. Check out Bob’s weekly CFB IDP breakdowns for the jump on the next wave, or for those of you who play IDP for CFB as well.