The College Football season ended in dramatic fashion with a thrilling Clemson victory over Alabama in the National Championship. That wasn’t the only epic game; the Rose Bowl showdown of Penn State vs. USC was another instant classic and one of the best Rose Bowls of recent memory. Not to mention, betting on Oklahoma over Auburn was the lock of the decade; no team can win while starting 11 different Quarterbacks in one game.
For Football fanatics like myself the buildup to the Senior Bowl along with the actual game itself is pornography. Often times the best NFL prospects are underclassmen but there are obviously a plethora of talented Seniors who are playing in the game.
Before diving into the hot prospects to keep an eye out for, lets analyze the no show from Clemson Quarterback Deshaun Watson. The dude is obviously a stud as he has thrown for a combined 66/103, 825 yards, 7 TDs and 1 interception in the two games against Alabama on the biggest stage in College Football. That reeks of stud. Alabama’s defenses are littered with future NFL Pro-Bowlers. Sure there are questions about his size and high interception total from this year but I will be utterly shocked if Watson is not the first Quarterback off the board. Watson’s no show could also be a stab at the Cleveland Low-Life Browns because their coaching staff is coaching Team South. Future drama brewing here?
Here are the players I am most excited to watch on Team South whose clearly gonna win that is where my money will be in the Senior Bowl. Going to start at the Tight End position with two guys from the SEC: Evan Engram from Ole Miss and OJ Howard from Alabama. Two opposite ends of the spectrum because Engram is just 6 ft. 2 220 pounds and OJ Howard is 6 ft. 5 and 250 pounds. Both are extremely athletic but with Howard you have an incredible blocker someone who was coached by a G-d in Nick Saban. On the field, Engram is a spitting image of serial killer Aaron Hernandez. At Quarterback, the guy I am most pulling for is Antonio Pipkin from Division-II Tiffin University. This guy is a diamond in the rough and will open many scouts’ eyes. Big, physical, fast, hard working and now finally has the stage to show his worth. I am pulling for the kid.
On the defensive side of the ball, after watching Clemson Linebacker Ben Boulware fly around like a bat out of hell against Bama puts Bolware number one on my list. It was a sight to see him take on those big Bama linemen and make ferocious tackles. Plus, he is white so this will be good at balancing out the reverse racism in the NFL. My man from Baton Rouge, shut down cornerback Tre-Davious White is not going to be traveling far as I see him being drafted in round one to the New Orleans Saints. Put it down as a lock, the Saints’ defense is Swiss cheese and they need a good shut down corner. Lastly, my man up front, Defensive Tackle and Tulane’s own Tanzel Smart is a freak of fucking nature. The dude lit up the AAC in his career, and literally lifts weights like a madman before the games. I promise, promise, promise Tanzel Smart will make a Pro Bowl one day. Put it in black ink and if you don’t believe me just watch.
For Team North, clearly the inferior squad if only they had Ulysses S. Grant calling the shots but they do not. Offensively, I like Sefo Liufau, Quarterback from Boulder. Anyone who leads the Buffs to the season like they had this year deserves attention. Kid can run, pass and is of Polynesian descent. If that doesn’t scream attention than I don’t know what does. At Wide Receiver, Michigan’s Amara Darboh will most definitely be making plays in the future on Sundays. 6 ft. 2, 215 pounds, he caught 57 balls for 862 yards and had his biggest games in the big time moments. He was clutch as shit in the OT loss to Ohio State reeling in 8 catches for 68 yards and a TD. Against in state rival Michigan St., Darboh reeled in another 8, this time for 165 yards. Wisconsin? 6 for 87 yards and a score. Anytime guys play their best games in the biggest moments that screams NFL success. Look out for Wisconsin Running Back Corey Clement. At 5 ft. 11, 230 lbs this dude is a bruiser. He racked in 1375 yards and 15 Touchdowns and was a major reason as to why Wisconsin had such a good season. Lastly, since I would be remiss if I were to leave out #MACtion, Western Michigan’s Taylor Moton was one of the best lineman in football on a team that picked up just under 7,000 yards.
Defensively, Illinois’ pass rusher Carroll Phillips after collecting 9.0 sacks on the year is a player to watch. He will definitely wreak havoc come Saturday’s game and will most likely do so on numerous games in the NFL. Quick as shit, explosive and improved each season however he might need to put on some weight to his 6 ft. 3 frame. Even though UCONN is atrocious at football, they do produce a stud every now and then. That stud, this year, will be Safety Obi Melifonwu. Just watch his highlights vs. Virginia. He plays heads up football, is 6 ft. 4, a sound tackler, fast and has great closing speed. From the University of Iowa, Defensive Tackle Jaleel Johnson clogged up holes like he was Ron Jeremy’s penis. He was a major reason as to why Iowa had the 13th best-ranked defense in terms of opposing points per game. Not to mention, any Defensive Tackle who compiles 7.5 sacks means business.
Final score, 31-21 Team South, regardless of the fact Team South is being coached by the Cleveland Browns staff. The Bears coaching staff is not much better even though coach John Fox has been to and lost two Super Bowls, the talent gap forces me to choose Team South. Kick off is set for 2:30 EST and is being played in Mobile, Alabama at the epic Ladd-Peebles Stadium. Straight pornography.