Below are a pair of players that our evaluators will be keeping an eye on this upcoming week. Tune in each Thursday to ‘The State of Football’ on Sports Illustrated at 9:00 am eastern time, as NFLPA Collegiate Bowl director of college recruiting Dane Vandernat joins host Ric Serritella to discuss more top prospects from across the country!
Reggie Roberson, WR, SMU | Next Up: SMU at TCU – Saturday, September 25th
The NFLPA Collegiate Bowl has recognized the super senior wideout previously, as he continues to shine for the Mustangs high-octane offense. Last week, Roberson hauled in six receptions for 71 receiving yards and one touchdown. The explosive receiver demonstrates great versatility with his ability to lineup inside or outside. Roberson does an excellent job getting in and out of his routes cleanly while showing a knack for the big play. In fact, if he is able to see pay-dirt this week versus TCU, it would be his 20th career touchdown.
SMU WINS ON A HAIL MARYpic.twitter.com/XcKj6ViHU2
— The Sporting News (@sportingnews) September 18, 2021
Holton Ahlers, QB, ECU | Next Up: Charleston Southern at ECU – Saturday, September 25th
ECU southpaw signal-caller Holton Ahlers is considered one of the premier senior quarterback prospects due to his size, arm strength, and ability to read through progressions. Last week, was Ahlers 11th career game of 300-plus yards passing, as he lit up Marshall for 368, to go along with two touchdown passes. Just for good measure, Ahlers delivered another score via the ground and even caught a touchdown reception to give him four total on the day. His savvy will be on display once again this week, as the Pirates host Charleston Southern. With 161 passing yards, Ahlers will reach 8,000 yards passing in what will be his 34th career start.
You know you want watch that one again 😤
— ECU Football (@ECUPiratesFB) September 19, 2021
Be sure to check back each week as the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl scouting department highlights some of the top standouts in college football each week who are under consideration for the 2022 NFLPA Collegiate Bowl to be held on January 29th at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California.