Risers-Sliders: Week Ten

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    Andre Williams/RB/Boston College: For all their offensive woes in 2013, Virginia Tech still had one of the better defenses in the ACC. In fact they fielded the stiffest run defense in the conference, allowing a paltry 91-yards rushing per game. Someone forget to tell Andre Williams. The senior ball carrier pounded the Hokie defense, putting up 166-yards on the ground and 2 touchdowns over 33 carries. Williams ran angry on the inside, breaking tackles or carrying the pile on a number of runs. He scored what turned out to be the game winning touchdown on a 62-yard dash late in the fourth quarter. Williams showed uncanny speed and change of direction skills all game. He’s proving to be more than a downhill road grader and deserves consideration in the middle rounds.

    Charles Sims/RB/West Virginia: Sims once again proved why he’s considered one of the better running backs prospects in the nation during the Mountaineers victory over TCU. The senior registered 154-yards on the ground with 1 score on 24 carries (6.4-yard average) against the Big Twelve’s second rated rush defense. He also added 3 receptions for 35-yards and another touchdown. Sims is a well sized ball carrier (6-foot/210-pounds) with a quick, elusive style and he will surely be in the conversation as top sixty pick in May’s draft.

    Shilique Calhoun/DE/Michigan State: During our Big Ten preview last August we described Calhoun as a prospect whose game “could take off” in 2013. The third year sophomore has not let us down and turned in one of his best performances of the season on Saturday. Against the Michigan tandem of Taylor Lewan (top 10 pick) and Mike Schofield (last day choice) Calhoun registered 6 tackles, 3 tackles for loss, 2.5 sacks and a pair of quarterback hurries. His season totals now stand at 11 tackles for loss, 6.5 sacks and 17 quarterback pressures. Slightly undersized yet athletic, Calhoun offers natural pass rushing skills and shows the ability to be a disruptive force. He’s moved into the middle rounds and more performances such as the one turned in against the Wolverines will only improve Calhoun’s draft stock.

    Justin Britt/T/Missouri: The Tigers defense has been getting most of the headlines recently and deservedly so. Yet Missouri’s offense has barely missed a beat despite a change at quarterback after starter James Franklin was lost to injury. Credit goes to the offensive line and its senior leader Justin Britt. The left tackle came into the season with a late round grade from scouts but has since elevated his game.


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