Happy Saturday one and all, hope you are having an excellent start to your weekend.
While the Arizona Cardinals get going tomorrow, college football has a full slate of games today that will give us a look at some of the best heading into the 2020 NFL Draft while also giving us an idea of the College Football Playoff teams.
Here are the games to watch today.
#7 Baylor Bears vs #6 Oklahoma (-9) Sooners, 10:00 a.m. Arizona time, ABC
The Sooners are loaded with players I would take early and often if I am the Cardinals. CeeDee Lamb would give the Cardinals a true outside receiver, Creed Humphrey could be the anchor of the Cardinals offensive line for a decade, and Kenneth Murray is the prototype off-ball linebacker for today’s NFL.
No big prospects, but this could be the most entertaining game of the day.
This game and the Big10 game feature the most prospects to know heading into today.
For Georgia they have a fantastic offensive tackle Andrew Thomas, a talented running back D’Andre Swift and another dominant offensive lineman Solomon Kindley. A later round pick I really like is Ben Cleveland, Thomas and Kindley’s running mate along the line.
LSU has the likely first pick in the draft in Joe Burrow, and he is a battery mate with Lloyd Cushenberry, a very physical interior offensive lineman.
If the Cardinals fall out of the top ten or right around it, I really, really like defensive back Kristian Fulton. A prospect falling but someone the Cardinals may be able to find on day two is Grant Delpit, but day two of the draft could produce two talented defensive front seven players in Rashard Lawrence, a talented interior DT. However, Jacob Phillips has really caught my eye this season and could be a prime round three target for the Cardinals needy linebacking corps.
Clemson could field quite the NFL team this year. Isaiah Simmons is the main defensive draw, he has the Derwin James juice that the NFL needs. However, on offense the Tigers boast Tee Higgins and Travis Etienne who both boast top 50 pick talent.
If Virginia is going to have a shot, they’ll need cornerback Bryce Hall and linebacker Jordan Mack to play a big game.
Finally, the big game of the night.
The Badgers boast maybe the best interior offensive lineman in the draft in Tyler Biadasz and I’ll have more on him later. However, running back Jonathan Taylor will be the key to the Badgers offense trying to keep up with the Buckeyes. Defensively, the one guy I like for the Badgers is Zack Baun, their outside linebacker.
However, the Buckeyes are going to be tough to beat.
Chase Young is one of the best pass rushers in the last decade, Jeffrey Okudah is another in the line of lockdown Buckeyes corners. The name I am watching tonight though is Malik Harrison, who could be a great fit in round two for the Cardinals.
I could list a dozen more for the Buckeyes, but this is enough for one game.
Enjoy the day.