SOUTH FLORIDA SUPER SLEEPERS
FOR 2018 NFL Draft!
By Super Scout Max Emfinger
South Florida Head Coach Charlie Strong, a Long-Time Friend, with Super Edge Rusher Mike Love.
The Unbelievable 2017 South Florida Bulls Football Team was Sensational Under their First Year, New Head Coach and Longtime Friend, Charlie Strong. The Bulls Play all of their Home Games at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. The Bulls competed as members of the East Division in the American Athletic Conference in Division I College Football and they Finished with a Phenomenal 10–2 Record and with a Great 6–2 Record in AAC Conference Play and Finished Second in the East Division.
With such a Great 2017 Football Season, The Bulls were invited Again To-Play in The Birmingham Bowl, after they had Defeated South Carolina in The 2016 Birmingham Bowl and then they Defeated The Powerful Texas Tech Red Raiders, from the Distinguished and Celebrated Big-12 Conference.
The Bulls and Red Raiders were Pitted Against Each Other in an Offensive Air Raid Passing Battle and The Bulls Edged The Red Raiders by a close 38-34 Score. In the Game, The Bulls Super Quarterback, Quinton Flowers, Passed for 311-Yards and 4 Touchdowns, while running for another 102-Yards and another Touchdown. This gave Flowers 415-Yards of Total Offense and 5 Touchdowns while The Red Raiders Super Quarterback Nic Shimonek Passed for 416-Yards and 3 Touchdowns.
Both The Bulls and The Red Raiders have a Multitude of Incredible Players who Have Been and are Still Flying Under The Radar for most all of The NFL Teams and NFL Scouts. I have Evaluated all of these South Florida and Texas Tech Players and there are some Unbelievable Super Offensive and Defensive Freaks on both Teams.
I have also been working on a Top Defensive Linemen List and a Super Sleeper Top 75 Defensive Lineman List to go with it for about a week and it should Come-Out on Wednesday before The NFL Draft Starts on Thursday.
There are Three South Florida Defensive Line Players that I have already included on This List, including Defensive Nose Tackle Deadrin Senat (6-0, 314, 5.16, 26, 4,79, 100, 35) on the Top Defensive Line Team and Super Edge Rusher Mike Love and Super Defensive Tackle and Nose Tackle Bruce Hector (6-2, 299, 4.98, 33.5, 4.69, 108, 26).
In 2016, Super Defensive Lineman Bruce Hector (#60) played in all 13 Games and started 12 Games, having been injured in the week leading up to the Syracuse Game and in that Game, he only Appeared as a reserve. With Love, still Recovering from his Injuries, Hector was arguably The Bulls best Defensive Lineman, making 33 Tackles and 8 Tackles for a Loss. He also tied for The team lead with six sacks, including 1.5 each against East Carolina and SMU, and two in the bowl win over South Carolina.
In the 2017 Football Season, Super Sleeper Bruce Hector Recorded 13 Tackles for a Loss and 7 Quarterback Sacks, while Nose Guard Senat Recorded 10.5 Tackles for a Loss and 6 Quarterback Sacks.
Super Sleeper EDGE RUSHER Mike Love (6-4, 256, 4.72, 35, 4.52, 24) Recorded 10.5 Tackles for a Loss and 5.5 Quarterback Sacks. Love plays with an Incredible High Motor and an Above Average Skill-Set as a Pass-Rusher, but he and Hunter are Flying Under The Radar. Senat is being Looked-At by The NFL Scouts as a Third or Fourth Round Draft Choice, because of his Great Strength and Quickness.
Love (#98) is Under the Radar, because of a Relative Lack of Overall Production and a Lack of Super Stats, but The Main Reason is because of Tragic Injuries and Operations on both knees and a Broken Right Foot, during his Early Football-Time as a South Florida Football Player.
In 2013, as a True Freshman, he was Injured in The Season Opener and then was Red-Shirted to save his Eligibility and due to recovering from the Injury, Love only Suited-Up for only Three Games in 2014.
In 2015, Love was Still Recovering from his injuries, but he Played in 12 Games and had 10 Tackles with 1.5 Tackles for a Loss; plus a Quarterback Sack on Florida State Quarterback Everett Golson.
Then in the 2016 Season, Love was well and he Started to Dominate and he was Given The Exclusive Position of “The Bull-Pass Rushing Position” and This Exclusive Position was to Actually be The Edge Rusher and To Put-Pressure on The Quarterback and Make a Quarterback Sack on him. In The Offensive Battle in The 2016 Birmingham Bowl Against South Carolina, Love Made The Winning Quarterback Sack on The Final Play of the Game that Caused a Fumble that The Bulls Recovered to Win The Game.
In that 2o16 Football Season, Love was Still battling his Injuries, but he Recorded 20 Solo Tackles, 7 Tackles for a Loss,and 3 Quarterback Sacks. Against Powerhouse Florida State, and “Feeling-Healthy”, Love Recorded an Amazing 4 Tackles for a Loss.
In 2017, Love was Still Recovering from all of his injuries, but he Still Recorded 28 Tackles, including 18 Solo Tackles. Love also Recorded 10.5 Tackles for a Loss and 5.5 Quarterback Sacks, 3 Pass Breakups, and 3 Quarterback Hurries, in 12 Games. In a Couple Healthy Games and Feeling-Good. Love Recorded 4 Tackles Against Central Florida and 2 Quarterback Sacks Against Temple.
While Love only Recorded 5.5 Quarterback Sacks and 10.5 Tackles for a Loss, When Healthy, he displays an Uncanny Quickness and Ability to Rush The Passer and make The Play. Love uses quick and and an unbelievable, effective Hands to play around Would-Be Blockers. Love also has Great Size, Great Quickness, Great Athleticism, and an Unbelievable Motor going at Full Speed on Every Single Play to make The Play.
Two More Very Important things to Remember about Love is that at The Bulls Pro Day, he worked-out at Linebacker and Demonstrated an Incredible Ability to also be able to Play that position. All of The Various, Excited NFL Scouts were also very Impressed with his Uncanny Ability to Catch Passes, while working-out at Linebacker and the ability to play Outside Linebacker, along with being a Rush Linebacker in a 4-3 Defense.
Love was an Outstanding Wide Receiver at Clearwater Countryside High School in Florida before he Decided that he liked Defensive End better where he loved making tackles on Running Backs and Quarterbacks.
South Florida Cornerback Deatrick Nichols Is Another Mike Love Teammate and Joins Him On Defense as Another Super Sleeper Freak On Defense!
Super Sleeper Cornerback Deatrick Nichols (5-9, 185, 4.32, 37, 4.18, 127, 15) had a Sensational South Florida Pro Day and he Impressed a lot of The NFL Scouts and Coaches.
There were 28 out of 32 NFL Teams and NFL Scouts that were Represented at The Bulls South Florida Exciting Pro Day, including several NFL Defensive Line Coaches to View and Evaluate Rush End Mike Love, Nose Tackle Deadrin Senat, and Defensive Tackle Bruce Hector.
Highly Underrated Super Sleeper Cornerback Deatrick Nichols (#3) had an Unbelievably Incredible South Florida Pro Day, after having a Terrific Week of Practice at The Shrine Bowl Game. Nichols actually Looked Fantastic as he was Clocked in the Low 4.3’s in The Forty which had all of The NFL Scouts Buzzing. Nichols also did an Outstanding 4.18 in The Pro Shuttle, a 37-Inch Vertical Jump and a 127-Inch Standing Broad Jump. Nichols, then was Unbelievably Outstanding in The Pro Day Drills and The NFL Scouts were even more Impressed.
Cornerback Deatrick Nichols, along with EDGE Rush End Mike Love and Defensive Tackle Bruce Hector Will be an Unbelievable Steal for Some NFL Team on the last day of The NFL Draft!