Published September 17, 2011 - 6:01am
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Week three is now upon us. The season will be over before we know it, as evidenced by how fast the first two weeks have come and passed.
Here are the top five performers of the day prediction for week three – in alphabetical order of course:
1. Isaiah Crowell, RB, Georgia
Fresh off his 100-yard rushing game against South Carolina, Crowell will get a chance to make himself feel like he’s still in high school going against Coastal Carolina. Now that Crowell has been named the starter, I look for him to turn it on this week and for Georgia to really make him an intricate part of the game plan.
2. Michael Dyer, RB, Auburn
Auburn travels on the road to take on the Clemson Tigers, and Clemson has been terrible in run defense so far, giving up over 218 yards on the ground per game, good for 107th in the country. Dyer and this Auburn offense should eat up Clemson on the ground all day long. Gus Malzahn will get this rocking early, and he will not let off the gas pedal.
3. Sharrif Floyd, DT, Florida
Sharrif Floyd returns to the lineup in week three after his two-game suspension. Floyd is very quick and powerful along the line – or at least he showed that explosiveness last year towards the end of the season. I think Florida’s front four can get pressure on Tyler Bray, and I think Floyd is a game changer today in the Swamp. I know he’s ready to hit someone.
4. Justin Hunter, WR, Tennessee
I’m not sure there is anyone in the conference who can match up with Justin Hunter one-on-one. His speed, length and play-making ability will remind you a lot of AJ Green. He’s dynamic getting the ball in the air, and he can sure turn it on once he gets the football. He’s going against a young, inexperienced secondary, and I expect Hunter to be the main target for Tyler Bray.
5. Chris Marve, LB, Vanderbilt
Marve is leading the Commodores in tackles (19), and I think he will be ready for the running game of Ole Miss. The Rebels will have to run the football, and Marve will be there to gobble them up. Look for him to come away with double-digit tackles and be the leader on this Vanderbilt defense.