Players with Best Chance of Being True Impact Players as True Freshmen
It is that time of year when fall is in the air, and that means one thing, “college football is finally here.”
Yes it true, it is that time of the year where football fans’ Saturdays become prescheduled with their favorite teams, good food, friends and fun.
Going hand-and-hand with college football is college football betting. Betting on football is more than just “blind luck”, it is a skill that requires knowing who are the best players for which to look.
While the football world was introduced to some outstanding football players (like Cordell Jones), last year, there may be some true fresh that have the potential to become some real game changers out there.
Byron Cowart: Cowart is a defensive end for Auburn. He was ranked the No. 1 strong-side defensive end, and No. 3 nationally by 247Sports.
Auburn is looking to improve their defense this year, and Cowart looks to be a big part of the improvement plan. Cowart’s strength at his position should bolster the pass rush for the tiger defensive play caller Will Muschamp. Last season the Auburn Tigers defense posted a dismal 21 sacks for the season, and an even less impressive 10 sacks in conference play. This will not be enough for the Tigers to compete in the SEC, who is stout with offenses, and Cowart will have a true opportunity to become a force as a true freshmen.
Breiden Fehoko: While the name may give fans a hard time pronouncing it, Fehoko had no problem impressing 247Sports. His 247Sports Composite ranks Fehoko as the No. 8 defensive tackle, and No. 50 nationally.
Fehoko signed with Texas Tech, looking to “sure-up” a defense that gave up 6.2 yards per run play last season. In charge of the restructuring of the defense for Texas Tech is newly appointed defensive coordinator David Gibbs. On his way to a top 50 ranking, Fehoko (a Hawaiian Native), posted 16 sacks and six forced fumbles while playing for Farrington High School in 2014. Look for Gibbs to attempt to utilize Fehoko early and often for the Red Raiders this season.
Martez Ivey: Staying in state, Ivey hails from Orlando Florida, and is currently playing for The Florida Gators. Ivey’s 247Sports Composite Ranking list him as the No. 1 offensive tackle, and No. 2 Nationally.
The Gators enter the 2015 season under the command of new head coach Jim McElwin, and he has his work cut out for him filling gaps in an offensive line that returns only one starting player from last season. McElwin will have his hands full trying get a line in place that can equal the o-line from last year that gave up only 16 sacks for the entire 2014 season. With the new coach attempting to install a new system in Florida, it will be a safe bet that the No. 2 ranked player national will be a big part of whatever plans McElwin may have.
Cowart, Fehoko and Ivey all have chances to pay for teams looking to improve at their positions. While they will all have hard work ahead of them, they will each have a chance to be true impact players, as true freshmen.