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Quarterback Deondre Francois should be back to full health, and with new coach Willie Taggart, the Seminoles have a ton of talent to unleash. Both players were exclusive rights free agents. Cunningham could resurface on the practice squad. Quisling— a traitor who collaborates with an enemy force. He can't re-sign with the Raiders until Week 7, but is eligible to sign with anyone else before then. Now he'll back up starter Clay Harbor with Celek concussion ruled out of Thursday's game against the Bengals.
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Has he started to lose his luster? Alabama's Tua Tagovailoa and Oklahoma's Kyler Murray have shined as the top two Heisman Trophy candidates, but is the pool larger than we may think? Virginia Tech and Boston College were among the teams that took bad losses this weekend. Sign Up for our Newsletter Don't get stuck on the sidelines! Sign up to get exclusives, daily highlights, analysis and more—delivered right to your inbox! Email Address Enter valid email address Password. Email Address Enter valid email address.
Zip Code Please enter zip code or country for newsletter signup. Password Must be at least 6 characters and contain a number and an uppercase and lowercase letter. Confirm Password Passwords must match. The trusted voice in sports straight to your inbox. Hot Clicks, viral videos, pop culture and more. Your destination for all things Swim. Personalized daily email with your favorite topics sports and entertainment. Michel, on the other hand, boasts lightening-fast acceleration and quickness, planting and exploding upfield to finish big plays with narrow running lanes.
While smaller and more reliant on speed, Michel offers enough power and physicality to work as a more complete running back in the NFL level, more than he does now at Georgia. But Wilkins has underwhelmed a bit this season, earning much of his production thanks to teammate pressures and group tackles. Still, Wilkins has shown his athletic flexibility, high-effort play and defensive line versatility.
His activeness and disruption will be key against an Alabama rushing attack that relies on wearing down a defensive line and attacking with multiple runners. While his secondary teammate has generated and deserved more praise as a future NFL standout, Harrison has grown from a highly experienced special teams ace to a reliable and explosive run defender within the aggressive Alabama defense. Harrison attacks with great burst and lower-half control, breaking down as a tackler against quicker runners and receivers in the open field.
Alabama is known for pumping out NFL defensive lineman in each draft class, and this season is no different. He has played in 42 consecutive games, working in multiple roles along the defensive line and consistently displaying activeness as a rusher. Against an experienced Clemson offensive line, his versatility will be a necessity for Alabama to reach the championship game. Just by looking at him, one can tell Ferrell is going to be a highly coveted NFL prospect. With long arms and a cut NFL body, Ferrell has the body type, explosiveness and spatial control to fit multiple NFL defenses and get defensive coordinators excited about his potential.
While his Clemson defensive line teammates Austin Bryant and Wilkins flash NFL upside, Ferrrell shows it consistently as a run defender and in generating disruption at the line of scrimmage. A former top-ranked high school receiver, Ridley has been an impact player for the Crimson Tide since his freshman season, collecting a school freshman record of 1, receiving yards.
He has continued his feature receiver upside since, showcasing elite explosiveness as a downfield route runner and the balance and control away from his frame to finish vertically and on the perimeter.
With both long speed and short-area quickness, Ridley offers a complete repertoire of athletic and technical development to fit multiple NFL schemes, and he has the body control to finish highlight-reel catches at the next level.
His length and age set to be a year-old rookie are the two attributes that might hold him back from being a top draft pick. His read and react skills off the snap, coupled with textbook lateral footwork and positioning, has allowed him to maximize his talent.