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N’Keal Harry and Nick Bosa headline the first weekend of college football

Keeping an eye on NFL Draft prospects.

UTSA v Arizona State Photo by Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images

It’s no surprise that two of college football’s brightest stars shined in their first games of the season. Arizona wide receiver N’Keal Harry and Ohio State defensive end Nick Bosa are this week’s Draft Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week.

N’Keal Harry took advantage of the Sun Devils’ favorable opening week match up with the UTSA Roadrunners, catching six passes for 140 yards and two scores. Harry, prototypical NFL sized receiver at 6’4”, 217 pounds, dominated all game while showing off incredibly impressive athleticism. According to Pro Football Focus, Harry forced six missed tackles in his debut. That is an astounding number for a wide receiver, let alone on only six catches.

The Sun Devils ran roughshod in their first game of Herm Edwards era and Harry looks to be the main beneficiary of Sparky’s revitalization. In the early, early landscape of NFL draft rankings; Harry is right in the conversation for being the best receiver prospect in college football. More performances like Saturday and it will hardly be a contest by the end of the season…

On the defensive side of the ball, Nick Bosa surprised nobody with his game-changing performance against Oregon State in Ohio State’s one sided opener. Bosa wracked up two sacks and another two tackles, but contributed outside of the box score as well. Bosa was constantly applying pressure, rendering Oregon State’s passing game useless. Plays like this terrorized Oregon State and showcased why many regard the junior defender as one of the best players in the country.

Bosa will be in a tight race all year for the honors of top defenders in the draft. Guys like Ed Oliver, Dexter Lawrence and Rashan Gary will make the debate incredibly contested, but Bosa’s clinic against Oregon State shows he absolutely belongs in the blue chip category.

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