With the return of several conferences to the 2020 college football scene, we are rolling out an updated NFLPA Collegiate Bowl Big Board featuring players from those schools. Next up, Pac-12 offense:
Demetric Felton, UCLA, Running Back
One of the most versatile weapons in the 2021 Draft, Demetric Felton set several UCLA records a season ago, including a record for running backs with 55 receptions on the season and a school record with four scoring plays of 75+ yards. With rare home-run speed, impressive contact balance and deceptive play strength to break tackles, the Temecula, California product is a threat to score every time he touches the ball. Standing at 5-10 and 186 pounds, Felton is just as deadly running routes as he is taking handoffs, regularly demonstrating natural instincts, vision and suddenness to find creases or holes in the defense to exploit for gains. Just as impressive, the dynamic playmaker plays bigger than his size and shows excellent ability in pass protection while routinely identifying blitzers, squaring them up and striking with advantageous leverage in order to hold his ground.
Frank Darby, Arizona State, Wide Receiver
Arizona State has had back-to-back wide receivers selected in the first round and in 2021, its hope is that Frank Darby makes it a three-peat. With a strong build on his 6-1, 200 pound frame, Darby is a fairly consistent hands catcher who can run the full route tree and threaten defenses vertically. Despite having the tendency to cradle some balls with his body, the Jersey City, New Jersey native does an excellent job of adjusting to the flight of the ball, tracking it over his shoulder, elevating up to high point throws, and using his body to shield the ball from defenders. Play strength is a real advantage of his, enabling him to break arm tackles to create big RAC gains as well as getting after defenders as a blocker, which is another impressive aspect of his game.
Orlando Umana, Utah, Center
Versatility is key when playing interior offensive line and Utes center Orlando Umana knows a thing or two about playing multiple positions. After opening the 2018 season as the starting left guard, the big-bodied Umana has started the last year and a half at center, providing a strong presence in the middle of the offensive line. With strong hands to latch onto defenders, anchor strength to shut down a charge, and enough speed to get out to the perimeter on screens, the Sacramento, California native is capable in all aspects of the game. What’s particularly impressive is his awareness when combo-ing up to the linebacker level and keeping an eye on potential blitzers when executing zone schemes. The NFLPA Bowl will be keeping an eye on Umana this year to see if he can improve his pad level in 2020 in order to be even more effective sustaining his blocks.
2021 NFLPA COLLEGIATE BOWL BIG BOARD: PAC-12 OFFENSE
|First Name||Last Name||Pos.||College||Height||Weight|
|Oscar||Draguicevich III||P||Washington State||6-1||185|