Aug 28, 2014; Columbia, SC, USA; South Carolina Gamecocks quarterback Dylan Thompson (17) passes the ball during the third quarter against the Texas A&M Aggies at Williams-Brice Stadium. Texas A&M defeated South Carolina 52-28. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

2015 NFL Draft: Kenny Hill Mania Masks Dylan Thompson

The college football world and 2015 NFL draft scouts were enamored with the play of Kenny Hill.  Did they just dismiss another great performance too?

Johnny Manziel comparisons commence but Thompson looked like a pro

Already sophomore Kenny Hill is being compared to the lofty standards of the man he’s replacing in Johnny Manziel and his 511 passing yards was a great way to start.  However, that performance by him and Texas A&M overshadowed the tremendous opening game for South Carolina quarterback Dylan Thompson.  At 6’3″, 218 lbs the senior looks like a pro quarterback and showcased his ability by throwing for 366 yards and four touchdowns.  He did most of this while under pressure.  In fact the highlight of the night was a 69-yard bomb to Nick JOnes for a touchdown in which Thompson threw the pass while getting hit.  Hill can have the spotlight now, but Thompson may have it next April.

Cody Prewitt could be the next big corner

One can bet scouts will have their eyes on Ole Miss cornerback Cody Prewitt moving forward.  Not only did he deliver the hardest hit of the early season against Boise State, he also had an interception in the game.  The most intriguing thing about him aside from those nice qualities is he’s 6’2″.  That is terrific length and height for a corner, which means teams will be coveting him early in the 2015 NFL draft if he doesn’t falter.

D.J. Foster and Jaelen Strong showcase potential in Arizona State

If there are two things scouts and coaches love it’s speed in their running backs and size in their wide receivers.  Arizona State appears to have both going for them after their opening rout of Weber State.  Foster showcased his speed by collecting 147 yards and three touchdowns on just 15 carries while also catching four passes for 26 more yards.  Strong meanwhile used his 6’3″ frame to his advantage all night, catching 10 passes for 146  yards.  The Sun Devils put up 45 points, and that tandem could be a big reason they go far in 2014.

Tags: 2015 Nfl Draft Cody Prewitt D.j. Foster Dylan Thompson Johnny Manziel Kenny Hill

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