2018 NFL Draft awaiting watch: Camping World Bowl

2018 NFL Draft awaiting watch: Camping World Bowl

Nov 18, 2017; Blacksburg, VA, USA; Virginia Tech Hokies cornerback Greg Stroman (3) prevent a pass dictated for Pittsburgh Panthers far-reaching receiver Jester Weah (85) in a fourth quarter. The Hokies degraded a Panthers 20-14 during Lane Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

With a 2017 college football deteriorate quick entrance to a close, and play games entrance in quick and furious, a PFF Draft Team is prohibited on a trails of all a notable play games opposite a republic that underline some top, next-level players.

With eyes towards a 2018 NFL Draft, here are a players to keep your eyes on in a Camping World Bowl.

Camping World Bowl

Virginia Tech vs Oklahoma State

December 28, 5:15 p.m., Camping World Stadium, Orlando, Florida

Virginia Tech far-reaching receiver Cam Phillips

2017 Camping World Bowl - Cam Phillips

The Hokies are definitely installed on a defensive side of a ball, though four-year letterman Phillips is as gifted as they come on a descent side of a ball. He is usually 36 yards divided from his initial 1,000-yard deteriorate and 5 receptions divided from restraining a career-high in receptions as he’s hauled in 71-of-109 targets this year for 964. The many earnest factor from his final year in Blacksburg is safer hands this season. He’s forsaken usually dual catchable passes and does not have a fail this year, as he had forsaken 8 passes his initial 3 years and had 3 fumbles streamer into a year. At 6-foot, 202-pounds, he’s a legit threat to emanate space and make something occur with a round in his hands. – @PFF_Cam

Virginia Tech descent ensure Wyatt Teller

Teller was a bullion customary during ensure this season, in terms of pass protection. He was one of usually 6 guards with during slightest 200 pass-blocking snaps to not concede a pouch nor a QB hit. Teller logged 395 pass-blocking reps and authorised usually 3 QB pressures while also grading definitely in run restraint for a fourth-consecutive year. His distance (6-foot-5, 315-pounds) and speed should be rarely desired this April. – @PFF_Cam

Virginia Tech interior defender Tim Settle

2017 Camping World Bowl - Tim Settle

A large space-eater, Settle led a Hokies in QB pressures from his interior defensive tackle position. He was a threat in run invulnerability as well, recording 23 sum defensive stops. On a season, he’s amassed 5 sacks, 4 QB hits and 19 QB hurries giving him 27 total, that was 18th-most among all FBS defensive tackles. – @PFF_Cam

Virginia Tech interior defender Ricky Walker

The other half of a interior duo, Walker also purebred 5 sacks and totaled 21 QB pressures. Against a run, he totaled 20 stops and missed usually dual tackles on 32 tackle attempts and has graded definitely in run invulnerability in his 3 years of personification time for a Hokies. – @PFF_Cam

Virginia Tech linebacker Andrew Motuapuaka

2017 Camping World Bowl - Andrew Motuapuaka

Another four-year letterman for a Hokies, no linebacker was softened in coverage this deteriorate than Motuapuaka. On 315 snaps in coverage, Motuapuaka authorised usually 5 receptions, averaging 63.0 snaps in coverage per accepting allowed, a subsequent closest competent linebacker averaged 37.6. Motuapuaka gave adult usually 40 yards on those receptions, averaging 0.13 yards per coverage snap, also a tip symbol in a nation. He brought down 19 QB pressures on usually 75 pass-rush snaps and 30 stops in run defense, rounding out an considerable skillset.  – @PFF_Cam

Virginia Tech linebacker Tremaine Edmunds

If Motuapuaka was Hokies best cover-backer, Edmunds was Virginia Tech’s best run-stopper. Edmunds brought down 45 run stops on 341 snaps in run defense, good adequate for a 13.2 run stop percentage, or a ninth-best among draft-eligible inside linebackers. Edmunds was also a pass-rushing force, bringing home 22 sum QB pressures on 76 pass-rush snaps.  – @PFF_Cam

Virginia Tech cornerback Greg Stroman

2017 Camping World Bowl - Greg Stroman

The nation’s premier coverage dilemma in 2017, Stroman authorised a absurd 21.1 passer rating when targeted. On 41 targets, he authorised usually 9 receptions and brought down 4 interceptions while violation adult another 10 more. His 22.0 percent locate rate authorised was lowest among any FBS cornerback, regardless of volume of targets. Stroman’s round skills, distance (6-foot, 180-pounds) and lapse skills (four career lapse touchdowns) should have NFL scouts excited. – @PFF_Cam

Virginia Tech cornerback Brandon Facyson

A down year by his standards, Facyson was targeted 37 times this season, and usually authorised 13 receptions. He did not concede a touchdown in his coverage and available 3 pass breakups, to pull his career sum to 21 career passes defensed. A big-bodied cornerback during 6-foot-2, 197-pounds, Facyson can compare adult opposite any far-reaching receiver, and will be really tell to see him opposite a gifted twin of Washington and Ateman of Oklahoma State. – @PFF_Cam

Oklahoma State quarterback Mason Rudolph

2017 Camping World Bowl - Mason Rudolph

One of a some-more polarizing sum in college football in 2017, Rudolph was dictatorial with a football this year. Despite attempted a low pass targeted 20-plus yards downfield on 17.7 percent of his attempts, Rudolph fielded a nation’s 23rd-highest practiced execution commission among draft-eligible quarterbacks. His intrepidity underneath vigour will have him heavily talked about come Apr as Rudolph was pressured on 110 dropback attempts this year, in that he finished 43-of-84 attempts for 844 yards, 6 touchdowns opposite usually 3 interceptions for a nation’s fifth-highest passer rating underneath compulsion among competent draft-eligible quarterbacks. – @PFF_Cam

Oklahoma State far-reaching receiver James Washington

2017 Camping World Bowl - James Washington

One half of arguably a nation’s many gifted 1-2 far-reaching receiver combo, Washington hauled in 69 receptions on 110 targets for 1,418 yards to lead a republic in receiving yards. His 131.4 passer rating when targeted was 13th-best among all draft-eligible far-reaching receivers though where he stood out was his ability on a low ball. Washington was targeted on 35 passes during slightest 20 yards downfield, and he brought down 17 of them (second-most among draft-eligible WRs) for 715 yards (most) and 7 touchdowns (fifth-most). – @PFF_Cam

Oklahoma State far-reaching receiver Marcell Ateman

2017 Camping World Bowl - Marcell Ateman

All Ateman did as a ‘No. 2 WR,’ was move down 55 receptions on 84 targets for 1,053 yards, 13th among draft-eligible receivers. He bested his teammate with his 135.5 passer rating when targeted and finished with a 3.43 yards per track run average, eighth-best and usually subsequent Washington’s 3.47. The bigger of a dual during 6-foot-4, Ateman’s ability to high-point a football should make him a profitable red section item for any NFL team. – @PFF_Cam

Oklahoma State descent tackle Zachary Crabtree

Crabtree had a dermatitis deteriorate in Stillwater, permitting a career-low in QB pressures with usually 10 sum all season. Of his 10 pressures authorised this year, Crabtree authorised usually dual sum hits on his quarterback (one sack, one QB hit), tightening up his technique and improving vastly from his before 3 years. In his 3 years prior, Crabtree had authorised during slightest dual hits and dual sacks in all 3 seasons. He also softened as a run blocker this season, paving a approach for Justice Hill, and rounding out his diversion for a subsequent level. – @PFF_Cam

Oklahoma State interior defender DeQuinton Osborne

A lesser-known awaiting on a Cowboys, Osborne is a team’s personality in QB pressures, racking adult 22 sum this deteriorate including 5 sacks, 7 QB hits and 10 hurries. His most-improved facet this deteriorate was his sure-tackling, as he missed usually dual tackles on 34 sum tackle attempts this year and graded definitely during both of his dual seasons in Stillwater. As a JUCO-transfer, he’ll be a gifted awaiting to watch during a breeze routine as he’ll have some-more singular fasten for NFL scouts to watch. His Alamo Bowl diversion fasten might infer outrageous opposite a gifted ACC opponent. – @PFF_Cam

Oklahoma State reserve Ramon Richards

In a pass-happy Big 12, Richards was targeted a whopping 69 times this year from his clever reserve position. He authorised 41 receptions though got his hands on 12 passes of his possess by a approach of dual interceptions and 10 pass breakups. His numbers this year pull him to 10 career interceptions and 19 career pass breakups. That volume of prolongation alone should warrant a few eyes from NFL scouts. – @PFF_Cam

Oklahoma State reserve Tre Flowers

Flowers patrolled a behind finish of a Cowboys invulnerability with good bravery this season, permitting usually 15 receptions into his coverage for usually 207 yards while he intercepted dual passes and pennyless adult another seven. In all, he authorised a passer rating of usually 61.8 when targeted and didn’t concede a locate of over 30 yards all season. He has 20 career plays on a round with 4 interceptions and 16 pass breakups for Oklahoma State. – @PFF_Cam

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