I went and watched some film on a couple of the guys you called out RAT. Here are my takes:
Valentine - Super quick off the ball and has good size to him. However, he plays way too high and fundamentally doesn't have what it takes to start as a true freshman. Love how he fires off the snap but he is just manhandling opponents without needing the technical side. As you know, this won't cut it at the next level.
Lorenzo Carter - Looks like a freak. I only needed to watch a couple of plays to see that he is on another level.
Breeland Speaks - Not completely sold on him. I am having a hard time telling on film if he is just overpowering HS OL or if he is an elite athlete in a big body. He takes long strides and 'lumbers' a little bit. I wonder what his side-to-side agility is like. I'm not saying he is a "no" in my book, but I can see why we would have wanted to slow play him while waiting on Willis.
Thoughts? Am I full of shite and lost my mojo?