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Weekly Watch: Week 10

Week 10 is here & that means #NFLDraft SZN is just around the corner. @tristancook_ has the names to know as the off-season approaches!

Week 10 of college football is here! If you’re new to this article, the goal is to bring you the top dynasty prospects to watch in nationally televised college football games. It’s never too early to take a look forward. Who are the top prospects playing? Who are going to be the sleepers of upcoming rookie drafts? Check back here every week for my ‘Weekly Watch’ series before you head into the weekend. Use this article each week as a place to refer back to as you get ready to watch each game.

How This Article Works

I’ll give you the network, time, and teams playing in nationally televised games. Below that, I’ll list the respective schools’ prospects that are, in my opinion, worth mentioning, their position, the year they are eligible to enter the NFL Draft, and their listed heights and weights.

Feel free to reach out on Twitter (@tristancook_) if you have players you think deserve to be mentioned in next week’s article. But, hopefully, this will give you a few names to monitor throughout the year.

Missouri @ #1 Georgia 

Saturday, 11/06 | 12:00 PM ET, ESPN 

Missouri

Tyler Badie #1, RB 2022 (5’8, 194) 

There likely won’t be much offensive success for Missouri this week as they face off against the insanely tough Georgia defense. If Mizzou does anything, I expect it to be because of Badie. He’s been easily the best weapon for the Tigers this year. Badie is averaging 6.3 YPC and has shown that he is an accomplished receiver out of the backfield. Badie has an outside chance at a shot at the NFL level, but expect to see him utilized heavily against UGA.

#1 Georgia

Zamir White #3, RB 2022 (6’0, 215) 

Sep 7, 2019; Athens, GA, USA; Georgia Bulldogs running back Zamir White (3) runs the ball against the Murray State Racers at Sanford Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

The guy to know that will definitely be on the field in this game is White. I have long been a supporter of Zamir and continue to be. He’s come a long way since his devastating knee injuries, and I believe he is underrated. I think his talent is potentially as good as anyone in this class. But, White’s NFL potential will likely hinge on two things: his medical evaluations and his testing numbers. If he gets a clean bill of health from the NFL doctors and tests well, I think we will hear White’s name called a lot earlier than most people anticipate. 

JT Daniels #18, QB 2022 (6’3, 210) ***INJURED*** 

We’re once again playing the game of will Daniels play for Georgia or not. Stetson Bennett has looked sufficient in Daniels’ absence, so it makes sense that Kirby Smart isn’t necessarily inclined to make a change. For our purposes, this all but guarantees that Daniels will not be declaring for the NFL this season. It wouldn’t make any sense for him, so I expect him to stay at the collegiate level for another year. 

George Pickens #1, WR 2022 (6’3, 200) ***INJURED*** – HONORABLE MENTION

Arik Gilbert #14, WR/TE 2023 (6’5, 248) ***AWAY*** – HONORABLE MENTION

#5 Ohio State @ Nebraska

Saturday, 11/06 | 12:00 PM ET, FOX

#5 Ohio State

Garrett Wilson #5, WR 2022 (6’0, 188) 

Credit: David Petkiewicz | Cleveland.com

In most games that he’s played, the best 2022 prospect on the field will be Wilson. He’s an exceptional talent at the WR position. He’s been my WR1 for the 2022 class right now, and while it’s close, Wilson remains atop my board. I think his explosiveness is unmatched by anyone in this class. He’s coming off back-to-back mediocre games, so expect to see him heavily targeted this week against an underwhelming Nebraska team.

Chris Olave #2, WR 2022 (6’1, 189) 

The next guy to know is Olave. He returned to Ohio State following the 2020 season, and while he has looked rather impressive, I don’t think he’s improved his draft capital. The 2022 class doesn’t project to be as good as the 2023 WR class, so perhaps that is why he returned. But Olave hasn’t looked good enough to even crack my top-tier of WRs. He always has the chance to shoot up draft boards if he runs a blazing quick 40 time, but until then, he’s in the second tier of WRs.

TreVeyon Henderson #32, RB 2024 (5’10, 210)

The last name to know is freshman RB Henderson. Henderson had a massive 152 yard, one TD game last week and looked as good as advertised. He has been all that we hoped he would be and more. Henderson has shown power, quickness, balance, explosiveness, elusiveness, and an impressive receiving ability out of the backfield. He has to be the top RB in the 2024 class at this point. 

Nebraska

Adrian Martinez #2, QB 2022 (6’2, 220) – HONORABLE MENTION

#9 Wake Forest @ North Carolina

Saturday, 11/06 | 12:00 PM ET, ABC

#9 Wake Forest

Sam Hartman #10, QB 2022 (6’1, 208) 

The QB that is currently generating the most draft buzz in this game is Hartman. He is coming off a 400 yard and three TD game against Duke last week. He also added another two TDs on the ground. Hartman is actually in his fourth year but is classified as a sophomore, so he’s eligible to declare this year. I think it serves his best interest to return for another season, but he’s garnered quite a lot of attention. So, it wouldn’t shock me if Hartman declared. 

AT Perry #9, WR 2022 (6’5, 206) 

The other player to watch for the Demon Deacons is Perry. Standing at 6’5”, Perry is a beast on the field. The third-year sophomore has been one of the top targets for Hartman this year. He has a team-high eight TDs and leads the team in yards per reception. Perry has a real opportunity to shine if he and Hartman both return for another season. If so, I’d be on the lookout for Perry to break out massively in 2022.

North Carolina

Sam Howell #7, QB 2022 (6’1, 220) 

Sep 21, 2019; Chapel Hill, NC, USA; North Carolina Tar Heels quarterback Sam Howell (7) throws the ball during the first half against the Appalachian State Mountaineers at Kenan Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports

The guy to watch for North Carolina is Howell. I still have him as my QB2 after Matt Corral from Ole Miss. But I think Howell is slipping a bit on draft boards. He lost about as much as anyone could last year, so it makes sense that he hasn’t quite looked as good this year. It seems like Howell is just trying to do too much at times, but this game against an undefeated Wake Forest team will give him an excellent opportunity to showcase his skills. 

#3 Michigan State @ Purdue

Saturday, 11/06 | 3:30 PM ET, ABC

#3 Michigan State

Kenneth Walker III #9, RB 2022 (5’10, 210) 

Credit: Raj Mehta | USA Today Sports

The biggest name to know on the Spartans’ side of the ball is Heisman hopeful Walker. K9 is coming off another ridiculous game where he scored five times on the ground in the comeback victory over Michigan. Walker is understandably rising draft boards, and I still have him behind Breece Hall, Isaiah Spiller, and Kyren Williams. But, expect a heavy dose of Walker this week against Purdue.

Jalen Nailor #8, WR 2022 (6’0, 190) – HONORABLE MENTION

Purdue

David Bell #3, WR 2022 (6’2, 205) 

The best player on the field for the Boilermakers is their star WR Bell. He has accounted for nearly 32% of Purdue’s passing yards this year. Playing at a lesser prestigious university, Bell hasn’t quite gotten the recognition that some of the other top-tier WRs in the 2022 class have. But, I have Bell as one of a select few guys in the discussion for WR1 in this class. He’s a unique talent. If Purdue is going to replicate its upset win over Iowa this week, expect to see Bell be a big part of that.

#13 Auburn @ #14 Texas A&M

Saturday, 11/06 | 3:30 PM ET, CBS

#13 Auburn

Tank Bigsby #4, RB 2023 (6’0, 208) 

The main guy to know for Auburn is their star RB. Bigsby finally looked to return to his 2020 form last week in the big upset victory over #10 Ole Miss. Bigsby ran for 140 yards and a TD on 23 carries. He is still firmly in the top-tier of 2023 RBs for me. Look for him to once again have a heavy workload in what should be a good test against the Texas A&M defense. 

Jarquez Hunter #27, RB 2024 (5’10, 202) – HONORABLE MENTION

Demetris Robertson #0, WR 2022 (6’0, 185) – HONORABLE MENTION

#14 Texas A&M

Isaiah Spiller #28, RB 2022 (6’1, 215) 

Texas A&M’s Isaiah Spiller (28) rushes against Oklahoma State’s Malcolm Rodriguez (20) during the Texas Bowl at NRG Stadium in Houston on Friday, Dec. 27, 2019. Credit: Michael Miller | The Eagle

On the A&M side of the ball, there are quite a few names to know. The first is my RB2 in the 2022 class, Spiller. For all the uncertainty at the QB and WR position in this class, I have had Breece Hall and Spiller as RB1 and RB2 for a while now. I like both prospects, but I don’t quite think either is as elite of a prospect as some of the recent RBs we’ve seen. However, I still think Spiller and Hall have a chance to be impact backs at the NFL level.

Jalen Wydermyer #85, TE 2022 (6’5, 255) 

The other player to note for the Aggies is their TE, Wydermyer. He’s been my top TE for a while, and I don’t think that will change. There’s quite a lot of momentum around Colorado State’s Trey McBride, but I have him just behind Wydermyer. They are both big, physical, athletic matchup nightmares for opposing defenses. However, I think Wydermyer is a little better of an athlete. Jalen is coming off of a big 4/75/2 game last week in the blowout victory over South Carolina. I expect him to be heavily utilized again this week.

Devon Achane #6, RB 2023 (5’9, 185) – HONORABLE MENTION

Ainias Smith #0, WR 2022 (5’10, 190) – HONORABLE MENTION

LSU @ #2 Alabama

Saturday, 10/30 | 3:30 PM ET, ESPN 2

LSU

Kayshon Boutte #1, WR 2023 (6’0, 190) ***INJURED***

Unfortunately, the best player for LSU won’t be on the field this week against Alabama. Boutte injured himself a few weeks ago against Kentucky and is out for the remainder of the season. Fortunately, the star sophomore WR should be back fully healthy by the start of the 2022 season. He’ll be the odds on favorite to be the WR1 in next year’s class, so remember his name for next year.

Tyrion Davis-Price #3, RB 2022 (6’1, 232) – HONORABLE MENTION

#2 Alabama

Jameson Williams #1, WR 2022 (6’1, 189) 

Credit: John Bazemore | AP Photo

There are quite a few names to know for the 2022 class from Alabama. The first is Williams. He continued his breakout year with a big performance against Tennessee last week. Williams hauled in six passes for 123 yards and continues to be the Crimson Tide’s big-play weapon. He is currently eighth in the nation in yards per reception with a staggering 20.3. At this point, it’s virtually a toss-up for which Alabama WR will be taken first in the NFL draft, but they could both go in the first round.

John Metchie III #8, WR 2022 (6’0, 195)

The other WR to watch is Metchie. Not to be outdone by Williams, Metchie posted an 11/121/2 receiving line last game against the Volunteers. I am still in the Metchie > Williams camp, but it’s getting awfully close. I think a lot will depend on how their testing numbers come back at the combine. They are very different WRs, so it’ll also depend on what a particular team is looking for. Regardless, I think they both are very good.

Jahleel Billingsley #19, TE 2022 (6’4, 230)

The next player to know is their TE, Billingsley. He, like many Alabama TEs, isn’t a huge part of the passing attack. However, Billingsley has the physical attributes that should make him a top TE prospect in this class. He’s usually hovering around the TE3-4 mark in this class. Billingsley will likely be a mid-late round rookie pick, but depending where he goes, he could be the type of player who produces at the NFL level without ever doing so in college.

Bryce Young #9, QB 2023 (6’3, 214) 

The last name of note is the man that operates the offense, sophomore QB Young. I don’t need to say a ton more about him. He’s having a spectacular year so far and looks like he’ll bring home plenty of post-season award hardware. I imagine he’ll end up winning the Heisman and going into the 2022 season as the projected 1.01. There’s still time for that to change, but that’s the track we are headed down.

Indiana @ #7 Michigan

Saturday, 11/06 | 7:30 PM ET, FOX

Indiana

Peyton Hendershot #86, TE 2022 (6’4, 254) 

The main guy to know for Indiana is the TE Hendershot. He has some noted off-field concerns, but he is quite impressive as a prospect on the field. I think Hendershot possesses all of the traits that NFL teams look for at TE. I’m higher on him than many people I’ve seen, so time will tell if I’m right or not, but expect to see him heavily utilized against Michigan this week.

Ty Fryfogle #3, WR 2022 (6’2, 205) – HONORABLE MENTION

Stephen Carr  #5, RB 2022 (6’1, 215) – HONORABLE MENTION 

#6 Michigan

Blake Corum #2, RB 2023 (5’8, 200) 

Credit: WolverinesWire.com

The player to watch for the Wolverines is their RB Corum. He and the entire Michigan team will be looking to bounce back after the heartbreaking loss to Michigan State last week. Corum had an incredibly disappointing game, only rushing for 45 yards on 13 carries. I expect him to succeed this week against Indiana, but their defense is far from bad. 

Hassan Haskins #25, RB 2022 (6’1, 220) – HONORABLE MENTION

Texas @ Iowa State

Saturday, 11/06 | 7:30 PM ET, FS1

Texas

Bijan Robinson #5, RB 2023 (6’0, 214) 

The name to know for Texas is still Robinson. He had a down game in the Longhorns’ second straight loss. He only managed 43 yards on 17 carries. I’m not concerned about any lasting impact here, but I would like to see a bounce-back game this week. He is easily my top RB1 for the 2023 class. All he needs to do is stay healthy until he is eligible to declare, and he should be picked early. 

Xavier Worthy #8, WR 2024 (6’1, 160) 

The other player to know for Texas is a member of the 2024 class at the earliest. Xavier Worthy has been incredibly impressive for a true freshman. His 33 catches, 657 receiving yards, and seven TDs are all the best on the team. He bounced back after a rough outing vs. OK State for 115 receiving yards and a TD. Worthy is skyrocketing up devy boards, so remember his name for the future.

Iowa State

Breece Hall #28, RB 2022 (6’1, 220) 

Iowa State Cyclones running back Breece Hall (28) rushes the ball against West Virginia Mountaineers on Saturday.

You should know the main player to know for the Cyclones by now. Hall has all but locked up the RB1 spot for me. Assuming he stays healthy and doesn’t test poorly at the combine, he’ll be in the discussion for 1.01 in non-SF rookie drafts. I think he does everything you can ask for from an RB and does it quite well. The only concern I have for him is his 40 time. But, 40 times aren’t the most prominent data point for RB success, so even if he doesn’t run a blazing time, I won’t be worried.

Charlie Kolar #88, TE 2022 (6’6, 260) 

The other important name to know for Iowa State is Kolar. At 6’6” and 260 pounds, he is an imposing physical specimen. Kolar ranked as TE5 in Mel Kiper’s most recent positional rankings (insider). He certainly has the physical attributes to succeed at the NFL level. He’s the second leading receiver for ISU after WR Xavier Hutchinson. Expect to see him utilized as a mismatch because of his size.

Xavier Hutchinson #6, WR 2022 (6’3, 210) – HONORABLE MENTION

USC @ Arizona State

Saturday, 11/06 | 10:30 PM ET, ESPN

USC

Drake London #15, WR 2022 (6’5, 210) ***INJURED***

Wide receiver Drake London #15 of the USC Trojans catches a pass for a first down past defensive back Stephan Blaylock #4 of the UCLA Bruins in the first half of an NCAA football game at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on Saturday, November 23, 2019, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

The top prospect to know here is London. Last week, London added to his breakout year in a narrow victory over Arizona, scoring two more TDs. Unfortunately, he was hurt in the game against Arizona and will be out the remainder of the season. His 9/81/2 game brings his season total to 88 catches, 1084 yards, and seven TDs. London has forced his way into the top-tier of WRs in this class and had a real chance to be the top WR drafted. At 6’5, there aren’t many people that can do what he does. I still expect London to hear his name called early, but the injury could hurt his stock a bit.

Kedon Slovis #9, QB 2022 (6’3, 205) 

There’s a lot of uncertainty in the USC program right now. They have an interim coach, an injured superstar WR, and two QBs. For now, I’m operating under the assumption that Kedon Slovis ends up starting and playing for this game against ASU. It’s not entirely clear what will happen, but we could potentially see Jaxson Dart as well. I have been a fan of Slovis for a while, but we could see a similar situation here as we did in Oklahoma with Spencer Rattler. It’s worth monitoring.

Keaontay Ingram #28, RB 2022 (6’0, 215) – HONORABLE MENTION

Arizona State

Jayden Daniels #5, QB 2022 (6’3, 185) 

The main player to watch for the Sun Devils is junior QB Daniels. He’s had a rather pedestrian year compared to what I had hoped for. Daniels didn’t play very well last week in the 13-point loss at home to Washington State. He threw two INTs and only one TD. Daniels has been underwhelming this year, so I’m expecting him to return and try to regain some of the draft hype he had going into this year. 

Rachaad White #3, RB 2022 (6’2, 210) – HONORABLE MENTION

That’s it for this week’s games. As I previously mentioned, if there is anyone you’d like me to take a look at, or want to share your thoughts on anything dynasty-related, hit me up on Twitter ( @tristancook_ ). Also, check out the tape on some of these guys in the Dynasty Nerds’ Film Room. And, if you’re interested in joining the #NerdHerd? Use the code “tcook” for 15% off any membership. Sign up here and get an edge on all of your league mates today! You can get access to the DynastyGM tool (including our Trade Calculator and new Trade Finder), the Prospect Film Room, an extra weekly podcast, full rankings, and much, much more! 

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