Week Four of the 2017 college football season is here! Today features a good slate of games and always with good games comes great opportunities for NFL draft prospects to boost their profile. Who should Eagles fans keep an eye on today?
- Bradley Chubb, Edge Defender, NC State: Bradley Chubb is among the more underrated players in college football right now. The 6'4", 275 pound defender had 10 sacks last season and a whopping 21.5 tackles for a loss. This year he is off to a strong start with 1.5 sacks and 5.5 tackles for a loss. He is a physical, high motor player who is a big part of NC State's early success this season. Chubb and the Wolfpack face a FSU team (12 PM ET on ABC) that is limping into the game after a long hiatus due to the hurricane. FSU's last game lost them their star quarterback for the season so they will be starting a back up behind their sieve of an offensive line. Chubb has a great chance to take advantage of FSU's misfortunes in this game and dominate this game to give NC State a chance at the upset.
- Mitch Hyatt, Offenstive Tackle, Clemson: A staple in Clemson's offense is their 6'5", 305 pound offensive tackle. The smart, technically sound Mitch Hyatt was a key in their success last year and still remains a big part of their dominance. Hyatt will have his hands full with Boston College's duo of edge rushers, Harold Landry and Zach Allen (3:30 PM ET on ESPN2). Hyatt will need a strong game to keep Kelly Bryant upright and to help avoid any kind of upset against the Boston College Eagles.
- Cole Herdman, Tight End, Purdue: Ladies and gentlemen, Purdue is a fun college team this year and we will all just have to enjoy it. The Boilermakers have been wowing the college football world on offense through three games and their tight end, Cole Herdman, is a major reason for it. The 6'4", 240 pound pass catcher has over 200 yards receiving this season on only seven catches. Herdman is an athletic mismatch who has the speed and strength to pick up yards after the catch. Herdman will play a huge role today in Purdue's match up with Michigan (4 PM ET on Fox) and their immensely tough defense. Purdue has the ability to make this a tight game with their offense, but Herdman's performance could dictate that.
- Nick Chubb and Sony Michel, Running Backs, Georgia: Probably the best running back due in the country; Nick Chubb looks like his old self and Sony Michel is as dynamic as ever. The two have been running mates for a while in Georgia's backfield and now they are both incredibly good NFL prospects. Chubb, the lead back, looks fully recovered from his injury almost two years ago and is dominating college defenses with ease. The 225 pound back has strength, speed and quickness for his size and he will continue to be a problem all season. Michel, a bit smaller at 215 pounds, is a lightning quick back who packs a little punch. Both will see the ball a lot against Mississippi State today (7 PM ET on ESPN) and will have a big stage to assert themselves as a few of the top backs in the upcoming draft.
- Isaiah Oliver, Cornerback, Colorado: Colorado had two cornerbacks taken in the second round of the NFL draft last year and it's possible the next man up could be even better. The 6'1", 195 pound defender has great size and is already showing out this season with two interceptions and six pass break ups in three games. Oliver has helped the Colorado defense remain solid but he has his toughest match up tonight against the Washington Huskies (10 PM ET on FS1). Washington one of the better wide receivers in the country, and last week's most outstanding draft prospect, Dante Pettis. Pettis' speed and size will test Oliver, but it will be a great battle with the game on the line, as well as some draft notoriety.