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5 college football players to watch in Week 7

Keeping an eye on NFL Draft prospects.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: OCT 08 Temple at Cincinnati Photo by Ian Johnson/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

College football’s Week 6 was just another installation of upsets, blowouts and big performances from players across the country. Here are 2022 NFL Draft prospects to watch this weekend.

Ahmad Gardner, Cornerback, Cincinnati v. UCF (12 PM ET on ABC)

Ahmad Gardner has been key in the Bearcats outstanding start to the season. While UCF should be no match for Cincinnati, their offense will still test the Bearcats defense at all levels. The Knights have some talent in their passing game and it should be another solid test for one of the best cornerbacks in the country.

Tiawan Mullen, Cornerback, Indiana v. Michigan State (12 PM ET on FS1)

Taiwan Mullen is having another strong season as the leader in the Indiana secondary. With Michigan State coming up, Mullen will not only be needed to hold it down in coverage, but also show up as a run defender against Michigan State’s ground game.

Kolby Harvell-Peel, Safety, Oklahoma State v. Texas (12 PM ET on Fox)

Texas is coming off a massive showing on offense and looks to keep it rolling against the Cowboys. Kolby Harvell-Peel is the best defender on Oklahoma State’s defense and needs a complete performance to keep the Longhorns contained.

Darian Kinnard, Offensive Tackle, Kentucky v. Georgia (3:30 PM ET on CBS)

Kentucky is playing some of its best football to date, but with #1 Georgia on the schedule, the Wildcats will need to be strong in all phases of the game to even have a chance. Darian Kinnard is the star on the Wildcats offensive line and has played a huge part in paving the way for their powerful running game. Georgia’s defense is a different beast than anything else in college football right now and Kinnard has a chance to help Kentucky while putting himself on the map in a big way.

David Bell, Wide Receiver, Purdue v. Iowa (3:30 PM ET on ABC)

David Bell is not just one of the better receivers in the country, he has also terrorized Iowa very specifically over his college career. The 6’2” wideout has averaged over 150 yards a game against the Hawkeyes and now the #2 team in the country will be down their top cornerback for this matchup with the Boilermakers. This game has all the makings of a stellar performance for Bell and something to keep Iowa on edge.