Welcome to the Cornerstone Report where we will check in on the young players in football (2023-eligible college players, rookies, and sophomores) each week! As the hottest commodities in dynasty and devy, these players can make or break your teams in the future.
Here are some of the top headlines and reports for the future of the league...
Hendon Hooker, QB Tennessee Takes Down Alabama
19 NFL scouts from 15 different teams attended the Alabama/Tennessee game and saw Hooker take down the Crimson Tide giant. Facing a defense where 75% of the players will be in an NFL camp at some point is not an easy task, but Hooker and the Vols offense dropped 52 points with the quarterback going 21 of 30 for five touchdowns and an interception. There were a combination of deep downfield passes along with mesh concepts from head coach Josh Heupel. Add 56 yards rushing, and the fantasy upside of Hooker in the NFL is apparent. He will be 26 years old by draft day and the offense may not translate to all NFL offenses, but he is in the first-round conversation now.