It’s only been two weeks of college football, and there has been some players who have played outstanding in these first two weeks. Surprising is that both players are on the same team.
Laviska Shenault Jr. Colorado, WR
Meanwhile, Colorado, holy smokes do they have a star in WR Laviska Shenault. 11 catches for 211 last week, 10 for 177 this week.
— Stewart Mandel (@slmandel) September 8, 2018
If there was a guy who belonged on this list after just 2 weeks it’s Shenault. The Texas native in just 2 weeks has already caught 21 passes for 388 yards and 2 TDs. Shenault has a build like Sammy Watkins, and Shenault speed allows him to break away from defenders. What makes him even more dangerous is that he is willing to lower the boom on defenders.
Is there a WR in the country better than Laviska Shenault through 2 weeks?
— Barton Simmons (@bartonsimmons) September 8, 2018
Just check out his Highlights against Colorado State. He ran defenders over and took off when he was in open space. At 6’2 220, he is a big receiver and very physical. He is only a sophomore, so we will have at least this season and 2019 season to watch this kid run dudes over and raise his NFL draft stock for the 2020 draft.
Laviska Shenault does it again, this time for the lead with a minute left pic.twitter.com/ri6dfcp0Qj
— Ian Wharton (@NFLFilmStudy) September 8, 2018
Steven Montez, Colorado, QB
The sleeper QB in this years Junior draft class for sure. Montez has thrown just 1 pick all season while throwing 7 touchdowns. He has been able to get as many receivers involved after throwing to Shenault. Against the Nebraska Corn Huskers, he threw possibly the best thrown gaming winning pass in the last 5 years. the pass was over two Nebraska defenders into Shenault bread basket hands.
Steven Montez’s 40-yard TD with 1:06 left secured @RunRalphieRun’s 33-28 win over Nebraska
— Bleacher Report CFB (@BR_CFB) September 8, 2018
In week 1, Montez threw for 4 TDs which tied his career high. Through two games, his completion percentage is 73.3%. He has thrown for over 330 yards in both games. What makes him a sleeper is through these two games, he has placed the ball where only his receivers can catch it. Montez has done this against solid competition. Montez has one of the quickest releases I’ve seen this season.
I would expect the NFL scouts to be at every game for the rest of the season because this kid is good.
Steven Montez (@Airmontez12) arrived long ago in the eyes of El Paso, but this game-winning touchdown pass puts him on the nation’s map as one of the elite college quarterbacks in the country. Intangibles are off the chart and the numbers back it up. #CUvsNEB #KTSMSports pic.twitter.com/jhQl7VruR1
— Andy Morgan (@AndyMorganTV) September 8, 2018
(Feature Photo Credit: Steven Branscombe)