New Mexico Player Rankings

Breaking down players #6 through #10 in our next set of player rankings

6) Andy Lopez 5'7, 155 Sr. (Artesia) ATH- On offense this young man can make good tacklers look silly. He probably runs a very fast 4.55-4.6 type 40 but when that ball gets in his hands, he looks even quicker. On defense, he flies to the football and has the athleticism to turn and run with anyone in the state. I get the feeling he will be used primarily on offense as a senior but this guy is good enough to be a 1st team all state selection on both sides of the ball. D-I talent in a D-II body.

7) Koby Caton 5'9, 165 Sr. (Artesia) WR- That's right; two bulldogs in a row. It's really hard not to compare Caton to Wes Welker. The young man is dangerous receiving and returning kicks/punts. His speed is well documented and is a legit 4.4 guy. He is slightly undersized as a prospect, but in my opinion has D-I talent and can play at that level.

8) Daniel Jaramillo 5'11, 185 Sr. (Belen) RB- If there is a harder runner in the state, please point them out. Jaramillo combines toughness with fluid running and great awareness on the field. He has the speed to pull away from 90% of the states players and will likely get called upon to carry that toughness and skill over to defense too. Like smash and dash? He has both.

9) Willie Pounds 6'3, 325 Sr. (Eldorado) DT- has been a very good DT since his sophomore year and continues to impress. Willie has the size and strength to outmatch any player in the run game and has a surprising burst off the ball. If he continues to improve, this young man has a bright future as a college prospect and could definitely move up this list.

10) Quran Wiggins 6'0, 195 (Clovis) RB- explosive running-back with great size and athleticism. Look for him to carry the ball a lot for the wildcats as a senior. Physically, there is only one other RB in the state like Wiggins( Ronnie Daniels) and Quran may not be quite the RB prospect but isn't as far off as you would think. Wiggins has the skill set to play himself into D-I consideration and might even land up being a SS prospect at the next level. For now, he is the state's 3rd ranked RB and a great one.

Remember, these are player rankings, not prospect rankings.


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