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Thursday Night Preview 11/7

Thursday, November 07, 2013


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Baylor vs Oklahoma, 7:30 on FS1


What makes this Baylor team different than the high powered offenses in years past?


- The addition of a running game and defense. Lache Seastrunk is a dynamic back, taking short handoffs for long gains. He has great speed and improved vision.


- Baylor’s defense is also extremely impressive. We talked about Shawn oakman last week and how dominant he can be on the defensive line. A future first-round pick in my mind. But safety ahmad Dixon is another talented prospect who will fill the hybrid linebacker/safety role in the NFL.


- Add on a passing offense that scores early and often, and Baylor is an extremely tough matchup.


Oregon vs Stanford, 9:00 on ESPN


Oregon blew out their first test in UCLA, what does Stanford present that could trip up the Ducks?


- Stanford’s defense is very technically sound, which is necessary against the fast paced Oregon offense.


- I expect Stanford to utilize plenty of A-gap blitzes, meaning between the center and the guard. Interior disruption screws everything up and is more important than an edge rush against a QB that steps up in the pocket.


- As good as Marcus Mariota has been this season, his third and fourth down conversions in the air have left something to be desired. With all that said, I still expect Oregon to win.



Josh Norris is an NFL Draft Analyst for Rotoworld and contributed to the Rams scouting department during training camp of 2010 and the 2011 NFL Draft. He can be found on Twitter .
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