Imagine it or not, we’re already 1 / 4 of the best way via the 2022 faculty soccer season and most groups have no less than three video games within the books. We spend all offseason projecting how gamers will carry out, notably those that switch from one program to a different. Now, it is time to check out which of those newcomers have had the largest impacts thus far this season.
We begin our look in the present day with the 5 transfers off to the most effective begin within the SEC.
Jayden Daniels, LSU
After beginning for 3 years at Arizona State, Daniels transferred to LSU and beat out Myles Brennan and Garrett Nussmeier for the quarterback job. His Tiger profession acquired off to a little bit of a rocky begin with a loss to Florida State (though that had extra to do with particular groups errors than Daniels’ efficiency), however has since rebounded nicely.
Daniels has accomplished 69.5 % of his passes for 556 yards and 6 touchdowns via three video games. He additionally leads LSU in dashing with 225 yards and a pair of scores.
Most vital, Daniels has not turned the ball over this season. He threw 10 interceptions a season in the past. Daniels totaled 303 yards and a pair of scores in LSU’s spectacular win over Mississippi State on Saturday.
Zach Evans, Ole Miss
Evans’ expertise has by no means been in query. Now, the previous No. 1 operating again within the class of 2020 seems to have lastly discovered the correct match with Lane Kiffin and Ole Miss. Evans has rushed for 317 yards and three touchdowns via his first three video games in a Insurgent uniform, averaging 6.5 yards per carry.
Regardless of splitting snaps with Quinshon Judkins, he is at present second within the SEC in dashing on the yr. As a workforce, Ole Miss ranks fifth nationally in dashing offense at greater than 270 yards per recreation.
The Rebels are going to proceed to run the rock this season, and Evans must be the headliner out of the backfield.
Jahmyr Gibbs, Alabama
Alabama discovered a uncommon dual-threat weapon in Gibbs. By way of three video games with the Crimson Tide, the Georgia Tech switch not solely leads the workforce in dashing with 22 carries for 151 yards, however his 14 receptions are essentially the most on the roster, as nicely. He is turned these into 144 yards and a pair of scores. He caught the successful landing in Alabama’s thriller in opposition to Texas a pair weeks in the past.
Alabama has struggled to discover a substitute for Jameson Williams and John Metchie III at large receiver, however Gibbs’ receiving prowess has helped fill that void. He ought to proceed to be a focus for the Crimson Tide offense this yr.
Drew Sanders, Arkansas
Sanders struggled to see constant enjoying time at Alabama, however he has positive discovered a house at Arkansas. Sanders leads the SEC with 5.5 sacks and 6.5 tackles for loss via his first three video games as a Razorback. His 28 complete tackles rank second on the workforce and fourth within the league.
He is additionally pressured a pair of fumbles. Sanders has been a significant motive why Arkansas ranks sixth nationally in run protection. Barry Odom‘s scheme tends to supply 100-plus-tackle linebackers, and Sanders has the makings of one other one.
O’Cyrus Torrence, Florida
Torrence did not generate a ton of hype when he determined to comply with head coach Billy Napier from Louisiana-Lafayette to Florida. However he is seemed like a gem thus far. In line with Professional Soccer Focus, Torrence has been the highest-graded offensive lineman within the nation thus far this season who has performed no less than 60 snaps.
Beginning at proper guard, Torrence has allowed no sacks and simply two quarterback pressures as a go blocker whereas additionally grading out as the most effective run blocker within the nation.