One of the biggest questions professional scouts ask about prospects when they dive into their film and skills is: how did he perform in the biggest game on the show?
For me personally, I watch three games on a prospect before deciding on a final grade. I watch a player’s best game, their worst game and their best possible game. Sometimes this match can be a battle for position or against a top opponent. This is how you get a complete view of a player, at their best and worst, as well as how they handle a significant challenge, both as an individual and from a team perspective. crew.
That’s where these three prospects find themselves on the rating spectrum this weekend, as we’re deep into the playoffs at the D2, D3 and FCS levels. It’s a great opportunity to answer some unanswered questions or write a whole new chapter in what has already been an impressive college career for them.
(For last week’s hunting report,.)
QB Nolan Henderson
- Year: Graduate student
- Middle School: Delaware
- Height: 6-0
- Lester: 195
Henderson is someone I’ve been watching since 2019. There’s a lot of Zach Wilson to his game, in the sense that he’s able to throw a lot of off-script throws while also being able to create chances with his legs. Getting him out of the pocket and on the move creates such a problem for opposing defenses. What has impressed me the most this season is how he’s really started to stabilize his game. There’s a lot more consistency through and through, which shows growth and maturation huge in his game. Henderson also has a very lively arm, demonstrating the ability to drive the ball anywhere he wants to go on the pitch. The two-time All-Colonial Athletic Association passer is making 65% of his passes at 11.3 yards per attempt this season, to back up the above claim that he drives the ball in all quadrants of the field. Next game: December 3 vs. South Dakota State
RB Nate Omayebu III
- Year: Junior
- Middle School: Angelo State
- To classify: Junior Red Shirt
- Height: 5-10
- Lester: 230
The two-time Lone Star Conference Offensive Back of the Year is a burly back who is consistently able to punch through arm tackles. He is a well-built runner with excellent contact balance and the ability to work front to back in the running game. For such a big full-back who is mostly seen as a killer by opponents, he underestimated footwork and quickness. It’s these two traits that allow him to work through formation and fight his way through the line of scrimmage before attacking the second tier. I like that he has fundamental back and situational back potential, which means he’s able to thrive with or without volume. Not much is asked of him in the passing game, but when you throw the ball to him, you can see the comfort he has in that capacity. He reminds me a lot of Colts running back Zack Moss. Next game: December 3 vs. Colorado Mines
DL Michel Nobile
- Year: Senior
- Middle School: Delaware Valley
- Height: 6-0
- Lester: 245
Nobile has been a terror ever since he arrived on campus. So far in his career, he’s racked up 93.5 tackles for loss, 118 solo tackles, 49 sacks and nine forced fumbles. He is an undersized defensive end by traditional standards and will project forward as a SAM support with situational peak responsibilities. Due to his stature, he is a tough opponent for any offensive lineman. He uses this, along with his quickness and ability to drop down to spin the hoop to his advantage. When he is chasing you can see he is very comfortable on his feet with strong directional changing abilities and closing speed with the ball carrier. Getting into a playoff all-star game once his season is over will be key for him, as it will allow scouts to see him play as an LB. Nobile led the NCAA in tackles for loss in 2019 with 31, and is a three-time Mid-Atlantic Conference Defensive Player of the Year. Next match: December 3 vs. Mount Union