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Ask 5: Biggest disappointment of CFB season's first half

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Cardale Jones' season has been scattershot, tossing seven TDs but also five INTs through six games.

While some prospects have lived up to, or even exceeded, preseason expectations, a number of others have not produced to the level that was anticipated. I asked five NFL personnel executives to give me their choices for the biggest disappointment of the first half of the college football season. Here are their answers.

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Executive 1: Germain Ifedi, OT, Texas A&M
"I really thought (Ifedi) would emerge as a (top) player and that just hasn't happened. His play has really tailed off this fall."

Executive 2: Myles Jack, LB, UCLA
"I was really disappointed when Myles Jack got hurt. I thought he was going to blow up this year."

Executive 3: D'haquille "Duke" Williams, WR, Auburn
"This is easy. Duke Williams cost himself a lot of money."

Executive 4: Cardale Jones, QB, Ohio State
"Cardale Jones should be benched."

Executive 5: Jones
"Not much has gone right for Cardale Jones. He's been very disappointing."

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Verdict: Jones collected two votes, which isn't a big surprise given the immense amount of hype surrounding him after he helped lead Ohio State to the national championship. Jack's presence isn't about disappointing play, rather that his college career has been prematurely cut short.

Conclusion: There are some interesting names listed above. To me, the biggest disappointment is the QB position in general. We've been waiting for one top guy to emerge, and it hasn't happened. Penn State's Christian Hackenberg, Ohio State's Cardale Jones, Michigan State's Connor Cook and Cal's Jared Goff have been very up and down. And I'm not taking into account players that are injured -- my opinion was formed based on on-field performance.

Follow Daniel Jeremiah on Twitter at @MoveTheSticks.



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