Welcome to week 12 of the 2018 Target Acquired series. If you enjoyed the series last year you’re in for a good time! Dynasty strategy has many layers to it, but one of the more fun aspects of it all is player research and analysis. And whether you play in devy leagues, “normal” dynasty leagues, or just love college football, it’s a blast to dig into some of the best NFL prospects in the country. This series takes a look every week at a mix of college football players who just bolstered their chances of making it to the pros with a stellar performance.
Some will be names you recognize. Others will be the deepest of sleepers that no one knew until yesterday. Regardless, the point is to tuck these names away as you prepare for all of your drafts, trades, and just-for-fun research in the future.
2018 regular season college football is already just about over. This season has revealed to us some of the best future NFL playmakers now and I have my set of “Targets Acquired” for any and every format out there.
Taylor Cornelius, Oklahoma State
Any time a long-time backup gets his first shot at a full-time starting quarterback role, they are hard to predict. Cornelius was no exception. But it looks like he may have actually earned himself a shot to play on Sundays. Cornelius just destroyed the last of West Virginia’s College Football Playoff hopes over the weekend as he threw for 338 yards, ran for 106, and scored six total touchdowns.
He’s averaging over 300 yards passing, more than three total touchdowns, and about thirty rushing yards every single week. At 6’6”, 235 pounds he’s going to look the part entering the NFL. Add this former walk-on to your short list as a late-round flier in rookie drafts.