The college football season begins this weekend, as the work done this offseason will finally play out on the football field. Several prospects will be able to parlay that improvement into an NFL future.
Here are some under-the-radar players that could be in for a big jump this season:
Oregon DL Jordan Burch
The former 5-star recruit transferred from South Carolina and his home town this offseason. Burch should find fewer distractions and be able to focus in Eugene. He has a unique blend of size and speed that will have NFL talent evaluators salivating if it all comes together. Burch had 3.5 sacks and 40 pressures last season. Head coach Dan Lanning has produced star defenders in the past at Georgia. Lanning did a good job developing Oregon edge rusher DJ Johnson in one year so perhaps he will have similar success with his latest project.
Florida State WR Keon Coleman
Coleman transferred from Michigan State to Tallahassee this offseason. The Spartans did not get good quarterback play last season en route to a 5-7 record. Coleman still managed 58 receptions for 798 yards and 7 touchdowns. At 6-foot-4, 215 pounds, the Louisiana native is often talked about as if he is just a possession receiver but he has some juice. With more consistent play at quarterback and an elevated national platform, Coleman should be viewed differently by season’s end.
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Author : Josh Edwards
Publish date : 2023-08-25 14:43:21
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