Week 4 was a blood bath in college football. The defending national champions, LSU, were run off the field by Mississippi State. Perennial playoff contender, Oklahoma, lost to Kansas State for the second straight season. We laid to rest the historic powerhouse, Florida State.
But on the lighter side of the sport, we also got the return of the final Power Five conference, and for the degenerates out there, we got the return of MACtion. Now 127 of the 130 FBS programs have scheduled a return to the fall football season.
Texas A&M travels to Tuscaloosa to take on No. 2 Alabama. The Aggies’ top devy prospect is Isaiah Spiller. Despite limited usage in the team’s opener, he finished with over 100 yards on just eight carries.
Spiller had a productive freshman campaign but had a noticeable dip in productivity during the team’s toughest games. There’s no denying Spiller’s upside with his freshman production, but it would be a boost to his profile if he were more successful against the best teams in the SEC.
Alabama WR Jaylen Waddle emerged as the early leader in the team’s passing game against Missouri. Waddle’s production profile entering this year leaves plenty to be desired, but his obvious athleticism and projected draft capital have his ADP near the top of devy drafts. He debuted this year with 134 yards and 2 TDs. If he can push close to a 30% dominator rating this year and has first-round draft capital, he’ll undoubtedly be a first-round rookie pick. He may be a difficult devy asset to acquire via trade, but the team’s first game showed there’s still room for his value to grow.