Week 11 of college football overcame a handful of postponed games to still remain exciting. More important for our purposes, key NFL Draft prospects used increased attention to ball out while helping their teams in blowout wins.
The Cincinnati Bearcats walloped ECU on Friday the 13th and while the box score doesn’t reflect it, Myjai Sanders was a big reason why. The senior edge defender drew a lot of attention from the East Carolina offensive line but still managed to generate tons of pressure as a pass rusher while freeing up blockers for his teammates. Sanders didn’t log a major stat but he was responsible for Cincinnati’s four sack night by way of the opportunities he created for the pass rush and the secondary which got three interceptions.
Sanders continues to prove a difference maker despite being an undersized defender. His non-stop motor demands respect from offenses and soon NFL decision makers will start to take notice.
#Bearcats EDGE Myjai Sanders with another pass deflection. He had two last week vs HOU.— Steve Frederick (@_SteveFrederick) November 14, 2020
Sanders cracked @dpbrugler Top 50 this week.
6'5", 255, Long-lean frame, Explosive 1st Step. pic.twitter.com/qMmvvXEtTJ
Having a bit of coverage behind you certainly helps, but it's also nice to have the speed to keep the OT off of you. pic.twitter.com/pTA3gYVBrK— Jared Stanger (@JaredStanger) November 14, 2020
Another blow out performance was Elijah Moore running up the score on South Carolina. Moore posted 13 catches for 225 yards and two touchdowns in a 59-42 win. Moore’s 91 yard, wide open score stole a lot of headlines, but he was a steady playmaker even beyond that huge chunk play.
Lane Kiffin loves treating his number one receivers like bell cows and Moore has been the primary beneficiary of that. Moore is comfortably the leading receiver in the country in terms of receptions (74) and yardage (1,054) and there’s no reason to believe his rate of production will slow. The junior playmaker only has one game so far this season with less than 10 catches and has scored at least once in five out of seven games. Moore’s size might generate some draft controversy considering he is under 5’10” and 190 pounds, but his ability to create plays at the college level is undeniable.