Howdy, Justin from Draft Diamonds (@jrberendzen on Twitter) with my high 5 FCS matchups of week one.
Southern Illinois College at College of Incarnate Phrase
This matchup is the one matchup that includes two ranked groups this week. Incarnate Phrase has returning senior extensive receiver Taylor Grimes who final season produced 1,145 receiving yards and 15 touchdowns. Junior defensive again PJ Jules had 74 tackles and 6 PBUs in 2021 for the Salukis protection. The Southern Illinois offense has senior extensive receiver Avante Cox who held 739 receiving yards and 5 touchdowns final season. For the Cardinal’s protection, they’ve grad linebacker Kelechi Anyalebechi who had 119 tackles, 5.5 TFLs, and 5 PBUs in 2021.
Missouri State College at College of Central Arkansas (Thursday)
In a matchup between 2 groups which can be often called the bears. Central Arkansas offensively has sophomore operating again Darius Hale who held 1,021 speeding yards and 17 touchdowns in 2021. For the Missouri State protection, they’ve senior defensive finish Kevin Ellis who had 59 tackles, 13 TFLs, and eight sacks in 2021. Tyrone Scott junior extensive receiver had 1,055 receiving yards and eight touchdowns final season for Missouri State. The Central Arkansas protection has TaMuarion Wilson sophomore defensive again who had 52 tackles and three PBUs in 2021.
Faculty of the Holy Cross at Merrimack Faculty (Friday)
Two very defensive minded groups going at it on this one. Merrimack Faculty’s protection has grad defensive again Darion McKenzie who held 34 tackles and 9 PBUs in 2021. Offensively for the Crusaders they’ve Ayir Asante who had in 2021 529 receiving yards and 4 touchdowns. The Holy Cross protection has senior linebacker Jacob Dobbs who had 137 tackles, 17.5 TFLs and 9.5 sacks within the earlier season. On Merrimack’s offense they’ve sophomore extensive receiver Jacari Carter who held 713 receiving yards and eight touchdowns in 2021.
Jackson State College vs Florida A&M College (Sunday)
This one will likely be attention-grabbing Florida A&M already performed as soon as at North Carolina shorthanded in a hard-fought sport and Jackson State has a great workforce. Redshirt junior extensive receiver Malachi Wideman had 540 receiving yards and 12 touchdowns in 2021 for Jackson State offensively. The Florida A&M protection, they’ve junior linebacker Isaiah Main who led the workforce in tackles in opposition to North Carolina. As for the Rattler’s offense, they’ve grad extensive receiver Xavier Smith who had 10 catches in opposition to North Carolina and held 713 receiving yards and three touchdowns in 2021. Defensively for Jackson State, they nonetheless have Aubrey Miller Jr senior linebacker who had 109 tackles, 11.5 TFLs, and 6.5 sacks final season.
Towson College at Bucknell College
It is a very underrated matchup to me and each groups I really feel like may put it collectively this 12 months. The Bison offense has senior operating again Jared Cooper who had 312 speeding yards and a couple of touchdowns in 2021. For the Towson protection, they’ve redshirt senior defensive again Charles Peeples who had 30 tackles and three PBUs final season. Darian Avenue grad extensive receiver had 336 receiving yards and a couple of touchdowns in 2021 for the Tigers offense. Bucknell’s protection has sophomore defensive again Ethan Robinson who had 54 tackles and 5 PBUs final season.