Wed, Sep 13, 2017
The 'Reese’s Pieces on the Road' features weekly buzz from the road on senior prospects around the nation.
• Baker Mayfield took week two by storm with the win in Columbus and planting the OU flag at midfield.
SCOUT: “The kid has such moxie, he’s just a gamer. He made some NFL throws in that game. It’s the old adage of it only takes one team. He’ll get a chance. Looks like a natural leader, guys will love him in the locker room. Don’t care about the flag thing. He’s a passionate guy.”
• The departure of 2017 Reese’s Senior Bowl running back Donnel Pumphrey (now with Philadelphia Eagles) has not been an issue for San Diego State. Senior Rashaad Penny has filled in nicely.
SCOUT: “Penny has the size and speed that teams will like. He’s a better prospect than Pumphrey ever was. Now he’s the main man there and playing like it. He’s not a secret anymore after he ran for more than 200 yards against Arizona State.”
• The USC Trojans snapped their three-game series skid against Stanford with a 42-24 win on Saturday. Senior receiver Steven Mitchell had a big day with two touchdowns and 94 yards to draw the scouts’ attention.
SCOUT: “Mitchell had some big plays. That over-the-shoulder diving catch really showed off his ball skills. He knows how to get open and he’s much faster than Darreus Rogers from last year. Those USC skill guys are legit weapons for Sam Darnold.”
• Georgia scored a big win on the road at Notre Dame, 20-19. Senior left tackle Mike McGlinchey was in the spotlight trying to protect from Lorenzo Carter and Davin Bellamy. Bellamy ended up with the game-winning strip sack beating McGlinchey while Carter finished with eight QB pressures.
SCOUT: “The left tackle at Notre Dame struggled a good bit, got whooped on some plays. Those Georgia guys are two different players, but both can disrupt the game. McGlinchey will have another chance to redeem himself against Harold Landry from Boston College in the next game.”
· • Wyoming quarterback Josh Allen did not excite the nation with his week one performance against Iowa. He has another shot, and his last shot, against a Power Five team vs. Oregon this week.
SCOUT: “The Wyoming QB has to steal the show against that Oregon defense. This is a big opportunity for him to make an impression. I heard he’s on pace to graduate in the fall, too, so it’d be great to see him against great competition down in Mobile.”