Fantasy information, fantasy Fantasy news, Fantasy articles, Fantasy rankings           Fantasy Football Info For Serious Players


Forums
News
Login / Signup  
Home
•  Articles  
•  Forecast  
•  Humor  
  Links  
  Players  
  Stats  
  Tools  
  Updates  
 
Pre  · 1  · 2  · 3  · 4  · 5  · 6  · 7  · 8  · 9  · 10  · 11  · 12  · 13  · 14  · 15  · 16  · 17  · P1  · P2  · P3  · P4
College Dark Phoenix

Here we go with another edition of the College Dark Phoenix where we look at players that are rising from the ashes and could be making an impact on Sundays very soon.


Andre Brown - RB - North Carolina State Wolfpack
6'2" 220 lbs. - Freshmen - 10th ranked high school RB when entering college

Rush / Receiving Stats
Att
Yards
TDs
Rec
Yards
TDs
Versus Southern Miss
32
248
2
2
31
0

His high school senior season was in 2003, and Brown led Greenville Rose High School to the 4-A state title in North Carolina. He also set the state record for rushing yards in a season that year with 3,479. Named North Carolina's Player of the Year by the Associated Press that season. During his high school career he averaged over 10 yards per carry and scored 47 touchdowns.

Andre Brown is not a true tailback, because he could play a variety of positions and be successful. He stands tall at 6'2" and runs with a higher pad level than one would prefer, which exposes him to more body shots. He does have tremendous leg drive and can run through most arm tackles. He runs with a good forward lean and is always fighting for more positive yardage. He is powerful, but perhaps could learn to be a more physical runner. Brown is still growing and could add 10-15 pounds of muscle before his college career is over.

He originally came to NC State in 2004, but attended Hargrave Military Academy before coming to the Wolfpack. Andre has a good work ethic, coming from his military academy training, and he is a very goal oriented person. NC State fans should get used to him racking up a bunch of yards on a regular basis. The Wolfpack has a good stable of RBs, with some very highly recruited prospects so Brown will have to perform to ensure playing time. With this breakout game, it looks as though Andre is well on his way to doing just that.


Dwayne Jarrett - WR - USC Trojans
6'5" 200 lbs. - Sophomore - 4th ranked high school WR when entering college

Rush / Receiving Stats
Att
Yards
TDs
Rec
Yards
TDs
Versus Washington State
-
-
-
11
200
1

He was a 2003 Parade All-American, Super Prep All-American, Prep Star All-American, Super Prep Elite 50, Prep Star Top 100 Dream Team, Super Prep All-Northeast Offensive MVP, Prep Star All-East and New Jersey Offensive Player of the Year pick as a senior wide receiver and defensive back at New Brunswick (N.J.) High. Needless to say, Dwayne is a great young prospect that could be among the best to come from USC. During his senior season he caught 26 TD passes, including all 3 of the scores in New Brunswick's victory in the state title game. In addition to being a star player on both sides of the ball Jarrett was also a good high school basketball player.

When it comes to a skill set that can translate easily to the pro level, Dwayne has everything than any NFL team would want. First off, his size is prototypical, he stands at a large 6'5" and can use his body to shield away defenders and get open. He is incredibly confident, as well he should be. He has the size to push off smaller cornerbacks and he is very physical at the point of attack. Jarrett is ferocious when it comes to catching the football, clutching the pigskin with a death grip that nobody could break. He has a great leaping ability and is very adept at timing his jumps to catch the ball at the highest point.

I could basically make Jarrett a Dark Phoenix nearly every week. He is always among the weekly stat leaders. It's a guarantee that he will be featured in The Ones 2 Watch next season, when he is draft eligible. For now, we should all watch his progress and be prepared to see him blow up on a superstar level. The best play I've seen Jarrett make this year is that 4th down catch he made against Notre Dame that kept the drive alive for USC. Matt Leinart changed the play and Dwayne ran a great route, not giving away the ball was coming until the last second. He simply reached out and snagged the perfectly thrown pass. This is just one example of how Dwayne Jarrett could be a big time receiver in the NFL.


Rudy Carpenter - QB - Arizona State Sun Devils
6'2" 197 lbs. - Freshmen - 39th ranked high school QB when entering college

Pass / Rush Stats
Att
Comp
Yards
TDs
INTs
Att
Yards
TDs
Versus Washington
27
34
401
3
0
-
-
-

His first 3 years of high school football Carpenter played at Newbury Park High School. For his senior season he transferred to Westlake High School and led his team to a 14-0 record and the class 4-A state title. He threw for over 2,700 yards and 36 TDs with only 6 interceptions in his final year. His junior year he also had a stellar season throwing for over 3,200 yards with 32 TDs. In addition to several all-star selections in football, Rudy was the MVP of his high school basketball and baseball teams.
Rudy Carpenter has a great thirst for the game. He soaks up knowledge like a sponge and it shows on the field. He is a very coachable player that has a lot of potential. Rudy has a rocket arm and he can make all the throws that one would expect a pro QB to make. Not only does he have a cannon for an arm, but he is very mobile as well. In his last 2 years of prep football he rushed for over 1,400 yards and 12 TDs. He can also throw on the run with decent accuracy. Carpenter is a good athlete that should put more pounds on his slender frame.

Carpenter is a red shirt freshmen that didn't play last season, but did lead the scout team and was named Scout Team player of the year. He learned some valuable lessons from the now departed Andrew Walters. Sam Keller is a great quarterback, but his injury has thrust Rudy into the starting lineup. Rudy is a good quarterback with the desire and ability to be great. With his red shirt season we might see Carpenter go pro as early as 2007. He certainly has the chance to be a solid NFL quarterback as he is clearly a star on the rise in the desert.


That'll do it for this week's edition of The College Dark Phoenix. Be sure to check out The Ones 2 Watch and get the lowdown on the top 15 draft eligible players in the country. Of course we give you nothing but the best at Footballguys.com!

Site Map | Contact Us  | Login / Signup

©Copyright Footballguys.com 2003, All rights reserved.