2023 NFL Draft: College Game Recaps - Week 3



This section breaks down many college football games each week and highlights how 2023 NFL Draft Prospects have performed.

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  • Miami quarterback Tyler Van Dyke is an early-round prospect for the 2023 NFL Draft, and Texas A&M was one of the toughest opponents on his schedule this year. While Van Dyke did not have a big night, he didn't play poorly and he did not get a lot of help from his teammates. The Miami offensive line was shaky, his receivers dropped a lot of passes, and the kicking game had multiple blunders.

    Early in the first quarter, Van Dyke led a field goal drive. He would then lead the Hurricanes down the field for a few potential scores, but was let down by teammates, including dropped passes on third downs and a missed field goal. In the second quarter, Van Dyke lofted in a beauty to his tight end for a gain of about 30 yards. Once again though, Van Dyke was left empty handed as a chip-shot field goal was blocked.

    In the third quarter, Miami struggled to move the chains as Van Dyke saw pressure, the run game didn't get into a groove, and the receivers were not generating good separation. At the start of the fourth quarter, Van Dyke had a receiver break wide open, but pressure and getting hit as he released the ball caused Van Dyke to inaccurately underthrow . Shortly later, Van Dyke got the Hurricanes moving by hitting his tight end Will Mallory on the run for a big conversion. That possession ended in a field goal. Van Dyke had one more shot to tie the game, and on a fourth down, he threw a perfect pass, but it was dropped by his receiver, which put a fitting ending on the night. Van Dyke completed 21-of-41 passes for 217 yards against the Aggies.

    For the NFL, Van Dyke is a dangerous pocket-passing quarterback with a quality arm, accuracy and instincts. Pro team sources say Van Dyke has impressive instincts and feel as a passer. He also possesses above-average arm strength and is very accurate. Van Dyke lacks the athleticism of a scrambler or a runner, but he can slide and climb in the pocket. This outing won't help or hurt Van Dyke significantly.


  • Texas A&M cornerback Jaylon Jones didn't play in the previous two games, but he made up for it with a phenomenal game against Miami. Jones made some huge open-field tackles, flying over to ball-carriers and limiting gains. In the second quarter, Jones played excellent zone coverage to come down hill and break up a pass. In the fourth quarter, Miami tried to challenge Jones downfield, but he had blanket coverage that forced an incompletion.

    Jones showed excellent cover skills against the Hurricanes, including size, speed and athleticism. He ran the route to prevent separation, read the field well in zone, and had very good eye discipline. This was a tape of a first-round cornerback.





  • Other Games

    Away Team Home Team Time TV
    Florida State  at  Louisville 9/16/2022 12:00:00 PM
    Air Force  at  Wyoming 9/16/2022 12:00:00 PM CBSSN
    Wofford  at  Virginia Tech 9/17/2022 12:00:00 PM
    Georgia  at  South Carolina 9/17/2022 12:00:00 PM
    Connecticut  at  Michigan 9/17/2022 12:00:00 PM
    Oklahoma  at  Nebraska 9/17/2022 12:00:00 PM FOX
    Texas State  at  Baylor 9/17/2022 12:00:00 PM FS1
    Youngstown State  at  Kentucky 9/17/2022 12:00:00 PM
    Abilene Christian  at  Missouri 9/17/2022 12:00:00 PM
    Villanova  at  Army 9/17/2022 12:00:00 PM CBSSN



    Other Weeks:

    2023 NFL Draft: College Football Game Recaps - Week 1
    2023 NFL Draft: College Football Game Recaps - Week 2
    2023 NFL Draft: College Football Game Recaps - Week 3
    2023 NFL Draft: College Football Game Recaps - Week 4
    2023 NFL Draft: College Football Game Recaps - Week 5
    2023 NFL Draft: College Football Game Recaps - Week 6
    2023 NFL Draft: College Football Game Recaps - Week 7
    2023 NFL Draft: College Football Game Recaps - Week 8
    2023 NFL Draft: College Football Game Recaps - Week 9
    2023 NFL Draft: College Football Game Recaps - Week 10
    2023 NFL Draft: College Football Game Recaps - Week 11
    2023 NFL Draft: College Football Game Recaps - Week 12
    2023 NFL Draft: College Football Game Recaps - Week 13
    2023 NFL Draft: College Football Game Recaps - Week 14






     








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