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Top 10 college draft prospects to watch in Week 7

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I don't want to get you guys down, but we are halfway through the college season already. That is an incredibly sad realization I had as I was typing this and now I'm upset. But I will cheer up because this weekend has a ton of great games with premier match ups for NFL Draft prospects. There will be plenty of great watches this weekend, so be sure to stay glued to the TV. Here is who to keep the closest eyes on...

Corey Coleman, Wide Receiver, Baylor: Currently one of my favorite players in the entire draft, Corey Coleman can do it all as a wide receiver. He has excellent hands, ball skills and can burn down the field with the best of them He has spent the entire season scoring touchdowns all over the place, but this week will be his biggest test. The West Virginia defense (Saturday, 12 PM on Fox) may have lost their best defender in Karl Joseph, but it is still as formidable a unit as Coleman will face this season. The Baylor passing game runs through Coleman, so it will be fun to see how he rises to his biggest challenge of the season so far.

Paxton Lynch, QB, Memphis: The 6-7, 245 pound quarterback has gotten more and more as of late from the big draft media. While this is in part due to a quarterback class desperate for a star, Lynch still has a host of intriguing skills to offer as a quarterback. The junior has a big arm, good athletic ability and impressive poise in the pocket. He will be tested this weekend against one of the most talented defenses in the country in Ole Miss (Saturday, 12 PM on ESPN). He will be facing pressure in his face on a regular basis and the coverage will be tight down the field. Mel Kiper has recently said that Lynch is higher on his board that Ezekiel Elliot or Laquon Treadwell. That is some serious praise and if Lynch has a chance to prove it, it is this weekend.

A'shawn Robinson, Defensive Lineman, Alabama: One of the biggest playmakers in Alabaman's stacked front seven, I recently mocked Robinson to the Eagles. Robinson and the rest of the Alabama defense face their biggest test of the season in the explosive Texas A&M offense (Saturday, 3:30 on CBS). Robinson will need to be disruptive against the run and the pass to make sure the Aggies cannot wreak their usual havoc on offense. BONUS MATCH UP: While the two may not be draft eligible, watch Texas A&M defensive end, Myles Garrett and Alabama Tackle Cam Robinson. Both are athletic freaks, of the best players in the country and are both sophomores. They could see each other quite a bit on Saturday and would be a hell of a match up.

Cody Whitehair, Offensive Tackle, Kansas State: One of the most underrated players in the country, Whitehair has legitimate top fifty ability as an offensive lineman. He does not have flashy athletic ability, but his savvy and attitude make him a quality NFL prospect all along the offensive line. Whitehair will be tasked with blocking an athletic Oklahoma defensive front (Saturday, 3:30 on ABC). Kansas State has a habit of hanging with some of the top teams in the country, and Whitehair should be a big reason why on Saturday if that is the case.

Jack Allen, Center, Michigan State: Despite not getting as much hype as his fellow lineman, Jack Conklin, Allen is the best player on the Spartan line. He is physical, intelligent and can move well. The Spartans have their biggest game of the season against Michigan (Saturday, 3:30 on ESPN) and their staunch defense. Teams have not been able to score on Michigan this season and if the Spartans want to have a chance in this game, it will be up to Allen to stave off interior pressure and pave the way for the running game.

The LSU offensive line: Last week, I highlighted Ethan Pocic as the spearhead on the LSU offensive line and while that may be true, LSU has studs all along their front and each deserves to get a close watch this weekend against an incredibly talented Florida Defense (Saturday, 7 PM on ESPN). Pocic, Vadal Alexander and Gerald Hawkins are all future NFL starters and play a big part in LSU's monstrous rushing attack. Keep an eye out for if they are able to maul against a Gators defense that has not allowed much push all season.

Zach Banner, Offensive Tackle, USC: The former basketball player is a monstrous presence on the Trojan offensive line, standing at 6-9, 360 pounds. Despite his size, Banner can really move and he has great functional length. While he still has mechanical issues in terms of leverage and hand placement, Banner is incredibly intriguing due to his size. Against Notre Dame on Saturday (7:30 on NBC) Banner will have to play his best football in order to protect against a talented Fighting Irish defense. The Trojans suffered a bad loss last week and have had a rough week with their coach getting let go, but eyes will be on Banner to see if he can keep his head and his quarterback up.

Pat Elflein, Offensive Guard, Ohio State: Elflein has been on of my favorite offensive linemen since preseason. His athletic ability and physical play make him a great fit for the Eagles. Eflein will have a huge test this weekend against the Penn State defensive line (Saturday, 8PM on ABC). The Nittany Lions have three future NFL players on their defensive line and Elflein will absolutely have his hands full with the likes on Anthony Zettel and Austin Johnson. If Elflein can dominate this game, a lot more people will start to take notice.

Mike Bercovici, Quarterback, Arizona State: A name that is not getting mentioned a lot, Bercovici has had a very good year for the Sun Devils. Despite being a bit undersized at 6-2, 210 pounds, Bercovici throws well on the move and has very good accuracy. He looks like a good fit in the Eagles spread offense and could be a good late round quarterback to keep an eye on. Facing Utah (Saturday, 10 PM on ESPN), Bercovici faces a defense that has dominated all season long, including forcing an efficient Cal offense into several turnovers last week. Bercovici's performance this weekend will say a lot about whatever potential he has for the NFL, as the Utes will be a force up front and down the field for the quarterback to deal with.

Bralon Addison, Wide Receiver, Oregon: On an abysmal Oregon team, one of the bright spots is the redshirt junior wide receiver. Addison has great athletic ability and is very polished. Oregon faces an incredibly talented and physical Washington defense (Saturday, 10:30 on ESPN2) and Addison will have to ball out to keep a limited Oregon passing game afloat. Addison looks like the type of versatile athlete the Eagles would love on offense, so this may be worth staying up for.


Once again, there are so many great games on this weekend, with a lot happening at the same time. So, be sure to keep the remote handy and your ass glued to the couch all of Saturday!