Another week, another set of upsets. 2020 may be weird, but college football is chaos, like normal.
We have a loaded slate of games this week with four top-25 matchups, and that doesn’t include one of the best rivalry games in the sport, Texas at Oklahoma. This week will undoubtedly have a major impact on the college football season and with talent getting a chance to play on a major stage, we can scout for devy talent.
Florida travels to College Station, Texas, to take on Texas A&M in a matchup of top-25 teams. Florida is led by QB Kyle Trask, who is averaging 342 passing yards and five TDs per game through two weeks. Trask is a senior who entered college as an unheralded three-star QB, but during the 2019 season, he usurped the incumbent starter, Felipe Franks. Entering the 2020 season, he had 3,103 career yards and 26 TDs. Through two weeks, Trask is on pace to easily surpass his prior season despite a shortened season. Trask is playing himself into the conversation for the QB3 in the class of 2021.
A big part of Trask’s success is his receiver group. Tight end Kyle Pitts is the obvious star and leads the group with 227 yards and six TDs on just 12 receptions, and that’s why he’s the likely TE1 in the 2021 draft. But WR Kadarius Toney is a key part of the offense. He ranks second in receptions, yards, and TDs on the team with 11 for 145 yards and one TD. Toney was a three-star athlete who played the QB position in high school. Since arriving at Florida, Toney has been one of the more dynamic athletes on the roster, but hasn’t made an impact through three seasons with a career high of 260 yards in a season. Toney has already matched his career TD production in just two games, and if the offense remains as effective as it has been, Toney will likely see his draft stock rise over the course of the year.
Kadarius Toney TO THE HOUSE 🐊 pic.twitter.com/ENIailMTWS
— SEC Network (@SECNetwork) October 3, 2020
On the other side of the field, there are a few interesting prospects. Freshman QB Haynes King made his debut against Alabama once Texas A&M was down by four touchdowns. He only threw three passes, completed one, and threw one interception, but ran the ball five times for 43 yards. Current starter Kellen Mond is a senior, which likely opens the door for King to be the starter next year, and his rushing ability makes him a player to watch. And while Isaiah Spiller is the leading rusher, sophomore RB Ainias Smith has also made an impact through two weeks. He leads the team with 150 receiving yards and two TDs and has also run the ball 15 times for 80 yards and another TD. Spiller still appears to be the back poised for high draft capital, but Smith will likely make some noise throughout his college career and eventually in the NFL.