Filing Cabinet Friday
We’re back for the second week of Filing Cabinet Friday! When looking into the filing cabinet we will be looking at players to keep an eye on for future drafts. Last week, I highlighted Pitt DB, Paris Ford and Washington State RB, Max Borghi. Take a look into the filing cabinet this week and see what two players I look at.
Remember in 2018 when Oklahoma played West Virginia and there was so much talent on the field with guys like Kyler Murray, Will Grier, Gary Jennings, Marquise Brown, and CeeDee Lamb? Well, believe it or not, there were actually some good defensive players in that BIG12 conference game. Kenneth Murray was the OU linebacker everyone knew, but playing that outside linebacker role was Caleb Kelly. After watching that game multiple times, Caleb Kelly has jumped off the screen without me specifically watching him. Kelly was a 5 star recruit coming out of California in 2016. After a strong Sophomore campaign, Kelly came into his Junior year looking to capitalize on that year, but unfortunately suffered a lower body injury in the spring. After missing most of this past season, he actually came back to Oklahoma for their game against TCU and because they didn’t play in the National Championship, he was able to redshirt. At 6’3” 225 Kelly is a very versatile linebacker and has shown great athleticism for the position. Coming back to Oklahoma this year will be huge for him and his draft stock.
Recently TCU has had a lot of gadget, speed receivers with guys like, Jalen Reagor, KaVontae Turpin, and you could even add Kyle Hicks and Darius Anderson to that list, even though they were running backs. These are guys that you just try to get the ball to in space and let them work. Now we can add WR Taye Barber to this list. Barber was a 3 star coming out and got significant playing time as a freshman for the Horned Frogs. This past year, as a sophomore, was a big year for him as he was able to put his playmaking ability on film. Like most of the other guys in the filing cabinet I found Taye while I was watching someone else and he just stood out. He moves really well and is just someone you’ll want to get the ball to any way that you can. I’ll be excited for his Junior year next year will want to see if he puts himself in a position to declare.