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Three-Point Stance: Commit recap, NFL Draft steals, busts

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RELATED: First-round grades | Possible 2020 first-round picks National Recruiting Director Mike Farrell’s Three-Point Stance is here with some thoughts on recent commitments, the best NFL Draft values and the potential busts from the Draft.



Rakim Jarrett
Rakim Jarrett (Nick Lucero/

Many more big commitments over the last week. Here are my thoughts on some of them…

OL Cade Kootsouradis, Georgia Tech – He’s raw, but I like his footwork and the way he mirrors his opponent. Oh yeah, he can long snap as well.

OL Ben Wrather, Northwestern – He has a nice frame with plenty of room to fill out and he’s athletic.

OL Nick Dawkins, Penn State – Dawkins, the son of former NBA legend Darryl Dawkins, is raw and still learning how to play football, but his upside is tremendous.

LB Tyson Meiguez, Georgia Tech – An athletic linebacker with a good frame to build on is another key piece to a great recruiting start for Georgia Tech.

DE Bryan Bresee, Clemson – A huge defensive end who could end up playing tackle he has elite athleticism for his size and an array of pass rushing moves.

OT Trent Pullen, Oklahoma State – He’s probably more of a guard at the next level, but he’s quick and athletic with very good feet and will add good weight.

DB Derek Bermudez, Florida State -- A tall and rangy athlete who can cover a lot of space and has excellent ball skills. He’s very good at coming up in run support.

DB Keontae Jenkins, TCU – A great get out of Virginia, Jenkins is a pesky corner who lacks great size but has excellent instincts and is willing to tackle. He will add speed to the defense.

ATH JaQuari Wiggles, Georgia Tech – A versatile get from Atlanta, Wiggles can be a defensive end or even grow into a defensive tackle and has excellent athleticism.

QB Tee Webb, Louisville – Offered at 13-years-old and following Trevor Lawrence in high school, Webb not only has the physical tools to be successful but he’s mature beyond his years.

DE Akelo Stone, Georgia Tech – He’s not the longest defensive end in the world but he’s powerful and shows excellent pursuit. The kid has a motor.

DB Luke Hill, Oregon – The Ducks are recruiting well everywhere, but landing an elite corner out of an elite program in Maryland is a big deal. This kid has length and he can run and will play at 195 pounds eventually.

DE Jordan Mitchell, Maryland – Like Stone, he won’t wow you with his length but he’s powerful and plays with natural leverage.

LB Ruben Hyppolite, Maryland – He’s a pure inside guy who makes up for a lack of height with coverage skills and quick twitch reactions.

WR Jaylon Barden, Pitt – A nice get out of Georgia for Pitt as they land a future slot receiver with good speed and who can stretch the field.

WR Rashawn Williams, Indiana – This is a huge get for Indiana as Williams is one of the best wide receivers in the Midwest and a game-changer on offense. He’s the highest-ranked commitment for Indiana in history.

WR Rakim Jarrett, LSU – An elite receiver who can play outside or slot and has sneaky strength and excellent ball skills. This is the second huge commitment for LSU from the Maryland/D.C. area.

LB Jaqwondis Burns, Ole Miss – An athletic ‘backer out of Texas with a great frame to build on and a lot of length.

OL John Young, Kentucky – An elite offensive tackle with a huge frame, long arms and good athleticism he is an important keep for Kentucky as a home state kid.

ATH Lovasea Carroll, South Carolina (2021) – A versatile kid who could play running back or defensive back at the next level, the Gamecocks got a good one.

QB Tyler Van Dyke, Miami – A tall, filled out quarterback with a big arm and a kid just hitting his stride. This is a great get for Miami.


Byron Murphy
Byron Murphy (AP Images)

There are many “steals” to be had every year in the NFL Draft and here are a few that stand out to me from last week:

DB Byron Murphy, Arizona – OK, he was the first pick of the second round but I love this kid’s upside.

DT Terry Beckner, Tampa Bay – This is really good seventh-round value as this is an athletic defensive tackle in a draft loaded with them.

TE Tommy Sweeney, Buffalo – Buffalo landed one of the sleepers in the draft in Sweeney, who should have a long NFL career.

LB Ben Burr-Kirven, Seattle – This is a fifth-round steal as this kid is a tackling machine and very smart on the field.

DE Chase Winovich, New England – The Pats are getting a guy with a non-stop motor and who will be a leader of the defense in a few years.

WR Miles Boykin, Baltimore – I’m surprised he slid so far because Boykin has the size and speed to be a standout in Baltimore’s suddenly speedy offense.

RB Benny Snell, Pittsburgh – Snell is a good round four value and the type of kid who plays with a chip on his shoulder when disrespected.

CB Amani Oruwariye, Detroit – Fifth-round value for a guy who many had going in the second or third round, Detroit has a steal here.

S Jaquan Johnson, Buffalo – The Bills get a leader and a kid who has excellent ball skills and can make big plays.

RB Rodney Anderson, Cincinnati – Man, if he can stay healthy he’s an RB1 in the NFL. I love taking a chance on him.


Daniel Jones
Daniel Jones (AP Images)

It’s time to predict the busts and that means first-rounders. Here are five guys I think will struggle to live up to the hype.

QB Kyler Murray, Arizona – He’s a reach and sending Josh Rosen on his way was a mistake.

QB Daniel Jones, NY Giants – This is a super reach by the Giants. They could have landed Jones later in the first round or even the second.

QB Dwayne Haskins, Washington – As you can tell, I’m not high on this quarterback class and most of them will bust out in round one. I can’t see Haskins being a star.

OT Tytus Howard, Houston –This was a reach and the Texans will find out very soon.

RB Josh Jacobs, Oakland – This is controversial because so many people love Jacobs but he’s going to have a hard time holding up in the NFL because he’s such a physical runner.