Quality guy should win me a fair amount of matches and maybe 1 or 2 at nationals.
#6 pick is proving worthwhile investment, beaten ness and a lot of other 10-20ish guys so far on the year and looked very impressive I look for a good showing from him at NCAAs. He's gotten me a lot of points so far.
133: Danniel Dennis
THe gamble of the draft for me, will he keep his spot? Will he even get time in my lineup considering I already have an AA calibur guy at 133? I dont know, but I'm hoping so. Dennis hasnt made a slatonesque impact yet, but he looks to be the #1 guy for now with Slatons weight issues, and I think he has AA potential if he holds onto the spot
Confrences 4th (Wont beat Gomez/Kennedy/Ness)
??? NCAAs (I dont know yet!)
Krom isnt the standout I hoped for and he's had problems showing up to tournaments, with three guys drafted here I thought I'd be a lot stronger then I am, but I still think he could be an AA contender this year. Diaz is the only guy who can challenge him in the ACC and they will meet in a dual this year.
2-2 NCAA (but darkhorse AA potential)
He didnt exactly have a stellar vegas performance, but heck he was a 15th rounder and has gotten me 30 so far with 3 more matches this week. A former AA who I think overachieved that year he non-theless cant be counted out from a podium finish, especially they way things are looking at 141 this year.
Confrences Mid level finish
3-2 NCAA (Darkhorse AA potential)
149: Darion Caldwell
Looking like the #2 guy in the country (I think he beats Jenkins) massive amounts of bonus, wont beat metcalf but should be high on the podium. Almost every match he is in ends by fall.
157: Gregor Gillespie
Title contender for sure and undefeated so far this year, absolutely brutal on top has scored me lots of bonus. Beaten top guys like Vallimont, Hall, Moley so far. Will potentially see Leen at the scuffle and get a chance to avenge last years loss.
165: Moza Fay
Has two wins over top guys at the weight, unfortunately thats ALL that he has and he's only gotten me 6 points so far... Still, he will be in the title hunt and hopefully get some falls for me in the coming months.
174: Mike Miller
This guy is Tough but man... he is 2-3 on the year so far for me! I'm really glad I got Jordan. CMU has an absurd schedule millers only losses have been to top 5 guys this year, he has a chance at making a low AA finish this year
174: Raymond Jordan
This dude is looking like a STUD down at 174, unfortunately he has a lot of tough matches ahead of him. I think like 5 of his 8 remaining duals are against ranked guys not to mention whoever he meets at midlands/national duals. He wont be seeing the lineup a ton until post-season but he'll provide much needed punch.
184: Josh Patterson
No matter what you guys say this kid is a stud... has pinned and tecched bomberger on the year, pinned craig, pinned a zillion other people. I'll be conservative in my ncaa picks for him but I wouldnt be surprised to see him on the podium
3-2 NCAA (AA potential)
197: Tyrell Todd
My one big question mark... Todd was a horse last year and I think he would have had a good shot at making the finals this year but with his knee injury its tough to say how he'll look. I'll be realistic and assume he wont be the same, but I still think he has a shot at the podium
Confrence mid-level finish
2-2 NCAAS (If he looks good he will be an AA for sure)
197: Brandon Hasley
My insurance on an injured todd, I dont really know what the deal is with orozoco and hasley but I'm assuming they'll both be at the scuffle. Because backups can start in confrences/ncaas/duals I should be fine here unless someone goes crazy and picks Riley just to piss me off.
2-2 NCAAs (Darkhorse AA potential)
HVY: Justin Dobies
My supposed mancrush, he hasnt had quite the results I was hoping for this year but he has still scored me plenty of points including leading the scoring one week. He looks like he has dropped the #1 spot in the ACC but thats ok because I have that guy too...
HVY: Konrad Dudziak
THis guy has kind of appeared out of nowhere, at least on the college level, but he has had an amazing year so far. He's beaten pre-season favorite steele twice already and got robbed against Jake Rosholt in the finals of Reno. Definitely expecting a podium finish from Dudz and I hope he keeps doing what he's been doing so far.
So there you have it... Roughly 9 guys favored to win their confrences and another 2 or 3 who should at least make the finals.
6 Guys who have pretty strong odds at being high AA's
3 of those guys who could win a title
2 Returning AA's who moved up a weight and have darkhorse potential
Several R12/Darkhorse AA level guys
2 Giant question marks in Todd and Dennis
How about you guys?