Risers-Sliders: Week Three

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  1. RS12

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    Anthony Barr/OLB/UCLA:Barr was the dominant defensive force during the Bruins emotional victory over Nebraska. His statistics were impressive; a team leading 11 tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss and 3 forced fumbles. Barr’s improved instincts and reaction time is noteworthy. Unlike last season when he primarily made plays with brute force, Barr is now quickly anticipating the action and properly reading plays as they unfold. That combination of outstanding physical skills and improved football intellect will secure a slot for Barr early in round one.

    Marion Grice/RB/Arizona State: There was a lot to like about Grice’s game when the Sun Devils pulled out a fourth quarter victory over Wisconsin. His stats were nothing out of the ordinary as the senior accounted for 84-yards on 22 rushing attempts (3.8-yard average) and added 5 receptions for 50 yards. The fact he scored four touchdowns on the ground, three of them coming in the second half, was eye-catching. Grice combines outstanding vision, instincts and the ability to string several moves together over the course of a single run. He made defenders miss all game long and consistently picked up positive yardage handling the ball. He has the size and style which remind many of Hall of Fame running back Curtis Martin and the tools to be a feature runner at the next level.

    Mike Evans*/WR/Texas A&M: What can you say? Evans caught 7 passes for 279 yards and 1 touchdown against one of the best defenses in the nation. He was the dominant skill player on the field and Alabama could not stop him. The red-shirt sophomore is big, smooth and deceptively fast. Evans does not drop the ball and uses his size (6-feet/4-inches, 220-pounds) as an advantage. He needs work on the details of his position (route running) but the upside for Evans is exciting. Tune into the TFY podcast this week for updates on Evans.


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