The college football season is in its final weeks. Teams have established themselves while players have made themselves known as NFL dDaft prospects to watch. Here’s who to keep an eye on this Saturday.
Jordan Davis, Defensive Tackle, Georgia v. Mizzou (12 PM ET on ESPN)
The Bulldogs should roll over Missouri, but if anything from the Tigers is going to give Georgia trouble, it will be their running game. This is a great chance for Jordan Davis to do what he has done on a week to week basis and make it hell for any offense to run the ball. While the game itself might not be great TV, Jordan Davis could put on a one man show.
The Quarterbacks in Ole Miss v. Liberty (12 PM ET on SECN)
In terms of NFL draft intrigue, few games this week should draw attention like this showdown between Malik Willis and Matt Corral. The two signal callers are likely vying for the top quarterback position in the 2022 draft. Both quarterbacks have big arms, great athleticism and a penchant for big plays. While this game won’t singularly define either passer’s scouting report, it should be a great game to watch.
George Karlaftis, Edge, Purdue v. Michigan State (3:30 PM ET on ABC)
George Karlaftis and the Purdue Boilermakers have the tough task of slowing down Kenneth Walker III. After the Heisman hopeful shredded Michigan’s defense, he will set his sights on Purdue. Walker proved a great defense isn’t enough to stop him, so Karlaftis will have to lead a monumental effort to slow the Spartan playmaker and stay in the game.
Isaiah Spiller, Running Back, Texas A&M v. Auburn (3:30 PM ET on CBS)
Isaiah Spiller remains one of the best, most talented draft eligible running backs in the country. His blend of size and athleticism has been crucial in the Aggies offense this year and with Auburn up next, he has another chance to show why he is among the top runners the class.
Treylon Burks, Wide Receiver, Arkansas v. Mississippi State (4 PM ET on SECN)
The Arkansas Razorbacks have cooled after their hot start to the season, but Treylon Burks keeps producing. While his team has gone 1-2 in their last three games, Burks has 20 passes and scored five times. Make no mistake, he is still a dangerous player in that offense. Arkansas has a chance to get right this week against a ranked Mississippi State team and any winning effort will mean Treylon Burks sees the ball. A lot.
Khalil Shakir, Wide Receiver, Boise State v. Fresno State (7 PM ET on CBSSN)
Playing in Boise, most people aren’t awake when Khalil Shakir is making plays every week. The do-it-all receiver has been integral to the Boise State offense, leading the team in catches and yards. Boise State has a rare early evening game against a high-powered Fresno State team. If this game turns into a shootout, Khalil Shakir will be putting on a show.