[NCAA] The barometer of the draft: Chris Olave whiter


Every Sunday, the editorial staff of TDActu offers you an update on university players. Who performed well and who disappointed? Because it’s never too early to prepare for the 2022 draft, a weekly magazine focused on the individual performances of future NFL players. Only players eligible for the 2022 draft are listed here.

Week 12:

A week of competition where receivers have once again proven that the vintage of the 2022 draft for this position will be attractive.

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  • Chris Olave, WR, Ohio State : 140 yards and 2 touchdowns
  • Garrett Wilson, WR, Ohio State : 126 yards and 2 touchdowns
  • Jameson Williams, WR, Alabama : 190 yards and 3 touchdowns
  • John Metchie, WR, Alabama : 173 yards and 1 touchdown
  • Treylon Burks, WR, Arkansas : 179 yards and 2 touchdowns
  • David Bell, WR, Purdue : 101 yards
  • Jalen Tolbert, WR, South Alabama : 143 yards and 1 touchdown
  • Khalil Shakir, WR, Boise State : 116 yards and 1 touchdown
  • Romeo Doubs, WR, Nevada : 159 yards and 2 touchdowns
  • Zay Flowers, WR, Boston College : 92 yards and 1 touchdown
  • Jordan Davis, DT, Georgia
  • Desmond Ridder, QB, Cincinnati : 274 yards (17/23) for 3 pass touchdowns, 46 yards and 1 touchdown on the ground and 1 touchdown after reception

The receiver Chris Olave confirms all his talent week after week: 2 touchdowns against Michigan State, 13 in 10 games 2021! He will not necessarily be the first receiver chosen in the 2022 draft because the vintage is talented and relatively homogeneous at its peak. What seems certain is that he is the most “pro ready” and that he will contribute from his rookie season. He is the « Wind » while his teammate Garrett Wilson is the « Fire » (sophomore Jaxon Smith-Njigba being the « Earth » of this magical trio). Both players are very likely candidates for the 1st round, as is the Alabama duo. John Metchie and jameson williams also have a lot of speed and are proving to be worthy successors to Jaylen Waddle (Dolphins) and DeVonta Smith (Eagles). Another possible future choice of the 1st round, the receiver of Arkansas Treylon Burks. Strong player, if he will not score points during the sprint at the NFL Combine, he still showed against Alabama that he has enough speed to separate from the defenders. His XXL performance against Alabama solidified his status.

If he did not score against Northwestern, David Bell was once again decisive with his receptions and his sure hands. Jalen Tolbert plays with the lowly South Alabama Jaguars, but he’s still a receiver to consider for the 2022 draft. With his mix of size and hauling ability, he’s a player to watch. Another receiver but another profile, lighter but able to contribute everywhere on the field, Khalil Shakir of Boise State. The 2022 vintage of the draft will be very solid at the receiving end and all that, not to mention young players not yet eligible like the formidable Fine Collins (Clemson).

Another great performance from the quarterback Desmond Ridder who, as always, was decisive in the air and on the ground but also allowed himself to register a touchdown after reception! After 4 high-flying seasons with Georgia, the man and a half Jordan Davis (2m for 155 kilos) played his last home game of his college career. To celebrate, the defensive tackle was allowed to wear leather and score a touchdown on the ground with a 1 yard run. He then had the honor of taking the place of conductor to direct the marching band : ae end with a fanfare in short.


  • Charlie Kolar, TE, Iowa State : 152 yards and 1 touchdown
  • Zach Charbonnet, RB, UCLA : 167 yards and 1 touchdown
  • Tyler Allgeier, RB, BYU : 136 yards and 1 touchdown
  • Brian Robinson, RB, Alabama : 122 yards
  • Kyren Williams, RB, Notre Dame : 56 yards and 2 touchdowns on the ground, 31 yards after receptions
  • George Karlaftis, DE, Purdue : 5 tackles including 1 sack
  • Nik Bonitto, Edge, Oklahoma : 5 tackles including 2.5 for losses including 1 sack
  • Trajan Jeffcoat, Edge, Mo. : 4 tackles for losses including 1 sack
  • DeMarvin Leal, DL, Texas A&M : 4 tackles including 1 sack
  • Henry To’o To’o, LB, Alabama : 13 tackles including 2 sacks
  • Devin Lloyd, LB, Utah : 6 tackles including 1 for losses
  • Andrew Booth, CB, Clemson : 2 passes defended and 1 interception
  • Jermaine Waller, BC, Virginia Tech : 4 tackles and 2 passes defended
  • Trent McDuffie, BC, Washington : 4 tackles and 1 pass defended
  • Quindell Johnson, S, Memphis : 6 tackles and 2 passes defended
  • Brandon Joseph, S, Northwestern : 3 tackles and 1 pass defended
  • Quentin Lake, S, UCLA : 7 tackles including 2 for losses and 1 interception

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  • Carson Strong, QB, Nevada : 351 yards (27/44), 4 touchdowns and 1 interception, 1 fumble
  • Phil Jurkovec, QB, Boston College : 148 yards (10/24) for 1 touchdown and 1 interception, 59 yards and 1 touchdown on the ground
  • Breece Hall, RB, Iowa State : 58 yards in 19 carries (3.1) and 1 touchdown

While he is considered a top 5 at his position for the 2022 draft, Carson Strong and Nevada were surprised by Air Force (which unlike its army corps, played on the ground 83 times against only 5 passes attempted!). If he has also achieved great things, in particular by finding his star receiver Romeo Doubs, his interception, his lost ball and a lower completion rate than usual make a stain. While he saw his season disrupted by an injury, the quarterback Phil Jurkovec had a great opportunity to show off against Florida State. Missed opportunity with a collective defeat and a very mixed individual performance.

Considered by many to be the best runner of the 2022 vintage of the draft, Breece Hall couldn’t cope with Oklahoma’s aggressive defense. If the big players shine in important matches, he has not raised his rating.


  • Adrian Martinez, QB, Nebraska : 351 yards (23/35) for 1 touchdown and 2 interceptions, 23 yards and 1 touchdown on the ground
  • Jayden Daniels, QB, Arizona State : 166 yards (16/27) for 1 interception, 46 yards on the ground
  • Emory Jones, QB, Florida : 261 yards (20/32)

Under the radar

  • Bryant Koback, RB, Toledo : 230 yards and 4 touchdowns
  • Max Borghi, RB, Washington State : 139 yards and 2 touchdowns
  • BJ Baylor, RB, Oregon State : 150 yards
  • Malik Cunningham, QB, Louisville : 303 yards (18/25) and 5 passing touchdowns, 224 yards and 2 rushing touchdowns
  • Grayson McCall, QB, Coastal Carolina : 319 yards (22/28) and 5 touchdowns
  • Carlton Martial, LB, Troy : 18 tackles
  • Darius Muasau, LB, Hawaii : 13 tackles including 2 sacks

The runner Bryant Koback continues his fantastic season with 4 more touchdowns! Bringing his tally to 13 in 11 games in 2021 and 43 in career (42 games). Powerful player, he looks like two drops of water to this type of running-back that an NFL franchise will choose from round 5 or 6 of the draft, and who can contribute in a committee. same for me Max Borghi. A player who had a good rating with the scouts in 2019, he played very little in 2020 due to an injury and a season cut short by the pandemic. In 2021, he confirms his talent with 10 touchdowns in 11 games. After Jermar Jefferson, selected in the 7th round by the Detroit Lions, Oregon State could see another of its runners in the draft in 2022. BJ Baylor, if he did not score against Arizona State, was again decisive with his 150 yards. He is the author of 12 touchdowns in his first 10 games of 2021.

On the other hand, quarterback Malik Cunningham has little chance of being drafted, despite a memorable performance against Duke. Incumbent in 2019, he was known as Malik Cunningham. Except that in the middle of the season, he informed everyone that he should now be called Micale Cunningham, because Malik is in fact only his middle name: Micale Malik Cunningham. Except that the Americans couldn’t do it!

“People pronounce it wrong: once it’s ‘Michelle’, another ‘Michael’. So I decided to take my middle name and use it as if it were the first. After all, it’s still my first name. “, taught us Malik Cunningham in 2020

It is not yet known if the quarterback Grayson McCall will go to the draft or stay in Coastal Carolina in 2022. If he decides to join the pros then, he will have a chance of being selected thanks to his precision and his game intelligence. If at 1m75 he lacks height to be a starter in the NFL, the linebacker Carlton Martial will undoubtedly find a place in an NFL workforce. He is the author of 120 tackles in 11 games in 2021! And this is not his first attempt since he had signed 114 in 2020 and 127 in 2019. Another linebacker who will have his chance, after being drafted in the last rounds or after being signed after the draft, the hawaii player Darius Muasau.


  • Holton Ahlers, QB, East Carolina : 405 yards (27/32) for 3 touchdowns, 48 ​​yards on the ground
  • Hendon Hooker, QB, Tennessee : 273 yards (17/20) for 2 touchdowns, 21 yards and 1 ground touchdown
  • Chris Rodriguez, RB, Kentucky : 119 yards and 1 touchdown
  • Tyler Goodson, RB, Iowa : 132 yards
  • George Holani, RB, Boise State : 114 yards
  • Wan’Dale Robinson, WR, Kentucky : 181 yards
  • Dante Wright, WR, Colorado State : 150 yards and 1 touchdown
  • Calvin Turner, WR, Hawaii : 94 yards
  • Jake Ferguson, TE, Wisconsin : 92 yards
  • Trey McBride, TE, Colorado State : 89 yards
  • Cole Turner, TE, Nevada : 54 yards and 2 touchdowns
  • Isaiah Likely, TE, Coastal Carolina : 62 yards and 1 touchdown
  • Ali Fayad, Edge, Western Michigan : 4 tackles including 3 for losses including 1 sack and 1 pass defended
  • CJ Brewer, DT, Coastal Carolina : 5 tackles including 1.5 sacks
  • Nesta Silvera, DT, Miami : 6 tackles including 1.5 for losses
  • Deslin Alexandre, DL, Pitt : 6 tackles including 2 sacks
  • James Patterson, LB, Buffalo : 11 tackles including 3.5 for losses
  • Jack Campbell, LB, Iowa : 8 tackles and 1 interception returned for a touchdown
  • Jahad Woods, LB, Washington State : 12 tackles including 1.5 for losses and 1 interception
  • Marcus Jones, BC, Houston : 6 tackles and 2 interceptions
  • Rashad Wisdom, S, UTSA : 10 tackles and 1 pass defended
  • Kolby Harvell-Peel, S, Oklahoma State : 2 tackles including 1 sack
  • JL Skinner, S, Boise State : 9 tackles including 1.5 for losses and 1 fumble recovered

action of the week

The action of the week is a superb pass from 39 yards for a touchdown. wow! What? If this action does not seem so spectacular, the context will make you understand the opposite. Decimated by injuries, the quarterback room of Southern Miss was simply empty when facing Louisiana Tech. The receiver Jakarius Caston threw a pass. The runner dajon richard too. The cornerback Previous Willis in him launched 3 for a total gain of 32 yards and a touchdown! But it was ultimately another runner who threw the most: 8 including 4 completed for a gain of 75 yards, 2 touchdowns and an interception. This runner has a name familiar to fans of this sport: Frank Gore Jr.. He is the son of the former 49ers runner and 3 other NFL franchises. Below, the son in action, also author of a touchdown on the ground in this match, with the said pass from 39 yards for a touchdown.


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