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Weekly Watch: Week 13

It’s Rivalry Week which means #NFLDraft SZN is just around the corner. @tristancook_ is here to break down all the players to know in the Weekly Watch!

Week 13 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 is 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 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 @ #25 Arkansas

Friday, 11/26 | 3:30 PM ET, CBS

Missouri

Tyler Badie #1, RB 2022 (5’8, 194) 

The player to know for Missouri is Badie. He has been an absolute force this year for the Tigers. Badie has amassed 1,385 yards, and 13 TDs on 227 carries on the ground. And, he’s added another 335 yards and four TDs on 52 catches. He hasn’t been an extremely highly touted prospect but could provide some value late in rookie drafts.

#25 Arkansas

Treylon Burks #16, WR 2022 (6’3, 225) 

Credit: YahooSports.com

The guy to know for the Razorbacks is still Burks. He is, without a doubt, one of the top WRs in this class. Burks bounced back nicely this past week against Alabama. He caught eight passes for 179 yards and a pair of TDs and displayed why he’s the WR1 for many people in 2022. Burks is quite athletic for how big he is. He has an amazingly large catch radius with his size and has made some incredible catches. He got nicked up last week, but it looks like he’ll be on the field this week for the Razorbacks.

Trelon Smith #22, RB 2022 (5’9, 190) – HONORABLE MENTION

TCU @ Iowa State

Friday, 11/26 | 4:30 PM ET, FS1

TCU

Zach Evans #6, RB 2023 (5’11, 212) ***INJURED***

TCU has two incredibly exciting 2023 prospects; unfortunately, we may not see either of them in this game. The first is Evans. He has been shut down for the year with a toe injury, but he is absolutely someone to know for next year. Evans looked impressive this year before his injury. It’ll be interesting to see if he stays at TCU or not after they settle on a coach, but there’s no denying his talent.

Quentin Johnston #1, WR 2023 (6’4, 201) ***INJURED***

Another incredibly talented player on this Horned Frog roster is Johnston. There’s a chance that he will play this year, but it’s not looking too promising. He has had some monstrous games this year and should be considered a top-tier 2023 WR. I am expecting big things from him next season.

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 been my RB1 for a while. Last week, he had an underwhelming day against Oklahoma, only running for 58 yards on 19 carries. I expect to see him bounce back nicely this week against TCU. Regardless of if he does or not, he’ll be my RB1 going into the pre-draft process. 

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. This TE class is going to be all over the place, but Kolar 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. He’s currently my TE3 behind Wydermyer and Colorado State’s Trey McBride in this class.

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

North Carolina @ #20 NC State

Friday, 11/26 | 7:00 PM ET, ESPN

North Carolina

Sam Howell #7, QB 2022 (6’1, 220) ***INJURED***

Courtesy of G Fiume/Getty Images

The main guy to watch for the Tar Heels is Howell. He has looked impressive at times but hasn’t quite been the player I hoped for. Howell was injured two weeks ago in the game against Pittsburgh. He missed last week’s game, but it looks like he’s on track to play this week against NC State. The 2022 QB class is very up in the air, but I currently have Howell as my QB2.

Josh Downs #11, WR 2023 (5’10, 180) 

The other player to know for UNC is star sophomore Downs. In his first real season, seeing playing time, Downs has amassed nearly 1200 receiving yards on 90 catches with eight TDs. He’s in the discussion for the top WR in 2023 and certainly is in the top tier. Look for Downs to be the focal point of this Tar Heel passing attack once again. 

#20 NC State

Zonovan Knight #7, RB 2022 (5’11, 210) 

The main guy to know for NC State is Knight. He’s I don’t expect him to declare this year, although he technically could. His best asset is his patience in getting to the hole. Knight does a great job letting his blocks develop and picking which spot to hit. I expect to see him and fellow RB Ricky Person be heavily utilized this week.

Ricky Person Jr. #8, RB 2022 (6’1, 222) – HONORABLE MENTION

#1 Georgia @ Georgia Tech

Saturday, 11/27 | 12:00 PM ET, ABC

#1 Georgia

Zamir White #3, RB 2022 (6’0, 215) 

Courtesy of Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

The guy to know that will be on the field in this game is RB Zamir 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, his 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 currently have Zamir as my RB5.

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

The other player to know for Georgia is Pickens. He won’t be playing in this game as he still is recovering from an ACL tear. But there’s a possibility that he will declare for the NFL draft this season anyway. Prior to the injury, Pickens was considered the WR1 in the 2022 class by many people. So, if he does declare, he’s worth knowing. 

JT Daniels #18, QB 2022 (6’3, 210) – HONORABLE MENTION 

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

Georgia Tech

Jahmyr Gibbs #1, RB 2023 (5’11, 200) 

The main man to know in this game is second-year RB Gibbs. He came in as a highly touted RB prospect in 2020 and has been impressive. He is dynamic with the ball in his hands as a rusher, receiver, and returner. If he chooses to declare, Gibbs has a chance to be in the discussion for the top tier of RBs in 2023. He’s still behind Texas’ Bijan Robinson, but he’s in the discussion.

Malachi Carter #7, WR 2022 (6’3, 195) – HONORABLE MENTION 

#2 Ohio State @ #5 Michigan

Saturday, 11/27 | 12:00 PM ET, FOX

#2 Ohio State

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

Credit: Matthew Emmons | Getty Images

There is a hoard of players to know for OSU, but the top player to know for 2022 is Wilson. He has been my WR1 for quite a while now. Last week, he had a monster game in Ohio State’s dismantling of Mel Tucker’s Spartans squad. Wilson caught seven passes for 126 yards and two TDs as the Buckeyes cruised to a 56-7 victory over MSU. This week is OSU’s biggest game of the year, and I am excited to see how Wilson steps up.

Chris Olave #2, WR 2022 (6’1, 189) 

The other 2022 prospect to know for OSU is Olave. He’s been overshadowed lately by both Wilson and sophomore Jaxon Smith-Njigba. But, last week against Michigan State, he came to play. Olave caught seven passes for 140 yards and two TDs. I think Olave has a ton of talent and could be a value pick in rookie drafts at the end of the first or in the early second.

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

Jaxon Smith-Njigba #11, WR 2023 (5’10, 210) – HONORABLE MENTION

CJ Stroud #7, QB 2023 (6’3, 215) – HONORABLE MENTION

#5 Michigan

Blake Corum #2, RB 2023 (5’8, 200) ***INJURED***

The best prospect this year for the Wolverines has been Corum. Unfortunately, we aren’t sure if he will end up taking the field or not. He was in uniform last week against Maryland but didn’t get in the game. He’s been dealing with a shoulder injury since the Indiana game. If he’s out, expect to see a lot of Hassan Haskins and Donovan Edwards. 

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

Donovan Edwards #7, RB 2024 (6’0, 202) – HONORABLE MENTION

#3 Alabama @ Auburn

Saturday, 11/27 | 3:30 PM ET, CBS

#3 Alabama

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

Credit: John Bazemore | AP Photo

The top name to know for 2022 for the Crimson Tide is Williams. Last week, he continued his impressive season against Arkansas with eight catches for 190 yards and three more TDs. Williams has been unstoppable for Alabama and looks like he’s a shoo-in to be a first-round pick in the upcoming NFL draft. Expect to hear his name called early and often against Auburn in the Iron Bowl this week.

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

The other WR to watch is John Metchie III. Metchie also had a big game last week against Arkansas. He hauled in 10 passes for 173 yards and a TD. These two WRs both look like they will be drafted early this year. At this point, Williams is ahead of Metchie for most people, but they are both really good prospects. 

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

The next player to know is Billingsley. Like many Alabama TEs, he isn’t a massive 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 final name of note is 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.

Auburn

Tank Bigsby #4, RB 2023 (6’0, 208) 

The main player on the Auburn side of the ball also remains the same, which is Bigsby. He looked really impressive last week against South Carolina. He ran for 164 yards and a TD on 22 carries. Bigsby is deserving of the top-tier discussion for 2023 RBs. He is one of my favorite RBs to watch, and this game against Alabama will be a great test for him.

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

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

Penn State @ #12 Michigan State

Saturday, 11/27 | 3:30 PM ET, ABC

Penn State

Jahan Dotson #5, WR 2022 (5’11, 184) 

Courtesy of Joe Hermitt | jhermitt@pennlive.com

The top prospect for the Nittany Lions is Dotson. If you’ve followed along with any of these articles for the past few years, you know that Dotson is one of my favorite prospects in this class. I think he will be a first-round rookie pick in drafts next summer. Dotson does everything you can want from a WR, so I think his stock will keep rising. He is set to appear at the Senior Bowl, and I think his draft stock will skyrocket afterward. 

Noah Cain #21, RB 2022 (5’10, 220) – HONORABLE MENTION

Keyvone Lee  #24, RB 2022 (6’0, 239) – HONORABLE MENTION 

#12 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 remains RB Kenneth Walker III. He and the entire Michigan State offense looked abysmal last week against Ohio State. Walker was held to six carries for 29 yards and one catch for four yards. He will need a monster game to get himself back in the Heisman discussion. I have Walker as my RB4 in the class right now. Behind Breece Hall, Isaiah Spiller, and Kyren Williams.

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

#14 Wisconsin @ Minnesota

Saturday, 11/27 | 4:00 PM ET, FOX

#14 Wisconsin

Braelon Allen #0, RB 2024 (6’2, 238) 

One of the most exciting freshmen to watch this year has been Wisconsin’s Allen. He is a monster at 6’2” and tipping the scales at nearly 240 pounds. It seems like he’s been breaking off long run after long run since he got the opportunity as the lead back. We still have a ton of time to wait for Allen in the dynasty world, but he’s a thrill to watch run.

Jake Ferguson #84, TE 2022 (6’5, 244) 

The other player to note for the Badgers is their TE, Ferguson. The TE position is a tough one to scout. I think Ferguson has a chance to be an impact player if he ends up in a good situation in the NFL. Wisconsin doesn’t throw the ball much, but he’s been the most targeted option when they do. 

Minnesota

Mohamed Ibrahim #24, RB 2023 (5’10, 210) ***INJURED***

Courtesy of Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

The player to know for Minnesota is RB Ibrahim. Unfortunately, he won’t be playing in this game. He was injured in the first game against Ohio State and has been out all season. I mention him here because you should know he is a very talented RB. He just announced that he will return for the 2022 season, so we will hopefully see him return to the pre-injury form.

Chris Autman-Bell #7, WR 2022 (6’1, 215) – HONORABLE MENTION

#15 Texas A&M @ LSU

Saturday, 11/27 | 7:00 PM ET, ESPN

#15 Texas A&M

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

Courtesy of 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 Hall and Spiller as RB1 and RB2 for a while now. I like both prospects but 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. The Aggies starters didn’t see a full workload last week, but I expect Wydermyer to be heavily utilized this week.

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

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

LSU

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

The name to know for LSU is Boutte. Unfortunately, he is out for the season with a leg injury. The good news is that we will see him again next season in Baton Rouge. Boutte is in the discussion for WR1 in 2023. He was dominant this year before his injury. I can’t wait to see him get back on the field next year. Remember his name.

#10 Oklahoma @ #7 Oklahoma State

Saturday, 11/27 | 7:30 PM ET, ABC

#10 Oklahoma

Marvin Mims #17, WR 2023 (5’11, 177) 

The top prospect in this game for me is sophomore Mims. This year he’s been Oklahoma’s best receiving option with 644 yards and four TDs. Mims’ 22.2 yards/catch is third in the country. He is an incredibly explosive WR and one of my favorites for the 2023 class. The biggest knock on him is his size, but we’ve seen smaller receivers have plenty of success in the NFL of late. 

Eric Gray #0, RB 2022 (5’9, 205) 

Credit: Parker Thune | 247Sports

Another name for the 2021 class is former Tennessee RB Gray. He hasn’t been a significant factor for Oklahoma this season. Gray only has 69 rushes through 11 games. I’m not sure if he’s going to declare for the NFL draft after this season or not. I am a fan of his skill set, but I think it may be in his best interest to head back to Norman for one more season.

Caleb Williams #13, QB 2024 (6’3, 218) – HONORABLE MENTION

Kennedy Brooks #26, RB 2022 (5’11, 211) – HONORABLE MENTION

#7 Oklahoma State

Spencer Sanders #3, QB 2022 (6’1, 210) – HONORABLE MENTION

#6 Notre Dame @ Stanford

Saturday, 11/27 | 8:00 PM ET, FOX

#6 Notre Dame

Kyren Williams #23, RB 2022 (5’9, 199)

Credit: Matt Cashore | 247Sports

The names have stayed the same on the Notre Dame side of the ball. The first is RB Williams. He has been the best offensive weapon for the Fighting Irish this year. Notre Dame dominated Georgia Tech last week, 55-0. So it’s hard to take much away from that game. I believe that Williams has a chance to be one of the bigger value picks in both the NFL draft and rookie drafts. He can be a 3-down back, so if he gets in a good situation, the sky’s the limit. He’s currently my RB3.

Michael Mayer #87, TE 2023 (6’4, 251)

The other name to know for Notre Dame is Mayer. Mayer caught three passes for 86 yards and a TD. That was the second-most receptions by a single player last week as the Fighting Irish had 11 different players catch at least one pass. He’s been their top receiving option all year, and I don’t expect that to change this week. Mayer is a mismatch nightmare for defenses and should become an impact TE in the NFL. He still has at least one more year in South Bend, so we have to wait a bit, but he’s absolutely a name to know for 2023 and is my TE1 for that class.

Stanford

Elijah Higgins #6, WR 2022 (6’3, 235) – HONORABLE MENTION

Nevada @ Colorado State

Saturday, 11/27 | 9:00 PM ET, CBSSN

Nevada

Carson Strong #12, QB 2022 (6’4, 215) 

This Nevada/CSU game has a few 2022 dynasty-relevant players. The first is their signal-caller, Strong. He has two of the most important things that many NFL teams look for: size and arm strength. At 6’4”, Strong has the ‘traditional’ size that many NFL GMs still covet. Additionally, his best asset is his arm strength. Strong has one of the strongest arms in all of college football. He has plenty of tools and will likely be a pre-draft riser on many draft boards.

Cole Turner #19, TE 2022 (6’6, 240)

The other prospect for the Wolf Pack is senior Turner. This year, he is having a career season with 60 catches, 672 yards, and ten TDs. Turner is an absolute beast at 6’6” and could be a threat at the next level in creating mismatches. I think he’s plenty athletic and will garner some significant NFL attention. He could jump up boards if he tests well, so remember his name.

Colorado State

Trey McBride #85, TE 2022 (6’4, 260) 

Credit: CSURams.com

On the Colorado State side of the ball, we have McBride. He is the top TE on many draft boards. I currently have Wydermyer slightly ahead of him, but it’s razor-thin. McBride has been a dominant force in the Rams’ passing attack. So far, he has accounted for nearly 36% of the team’s passing yards and 38.5% of the team’s receptions. McBride is very athletic, and it wouldn’t surprise me at all if he ends up being the top TE taken.

#13 BYU @ USC

Saturday, 11/27 | 10:30 PM ET, ESPN 

#13 BYU

Tyler Allgeier #25, RB 2022 (5’11, 220) 

The player to watch for the Cougars is a fourth-year sophomore, Allgeier. He’s looked incredibly impressive this year for BYU. He’s amassed 1303 rushing yards on 228 carries so far this year. There has been some buzz about Allgeier potentially declaring for the NFL draft. I think right now, and he’s a third-day pick at best. So, it’s likely in his best interest to return for another season to Provo. But you’ll probably hear his name called a lot. 

USC

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

Courtesy of Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG

The top prospect to know here is London. Unfortunately, he was hurt in the game against Arizona and will be out the remainder of the season. His stats for the season will end at 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’ve seen him listed as the top WR in many places, and it’s hard to argue against it.

Kedon Slovis #9, QB 2022 (6’3, 205) ***INJURED***

There’s a lot of uncertainty in the USC program right now. They have an interim coach, an injured superstar WR, and two QBs. I’m still a fan of Slovis, the NFL prospect, but it’s tough to know what’s happening at USC. He’s a name to know for the NFL draft if he chooses to declare, which very well may. He could always transfer if he doesn’t, but it’s hard to predict. He won’t be playing in this game, but he’s a name to know wherever he ends up.

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

California @ UCLA

Saturday, 11/27 | 10:30 PM ET, FS1

California

Trevon Clark #80, WR 2022 (6’4, 195) – HONORABLE MENTION

UCLA

Zach Charbonnet #24, RB 2022 (6’1, 220) 

Credit: AP Photo

The name to know for the Bruins is Charbonnet. He’s regained the form we saw in his freshman year for Michigan. Charbonnet seems to be all over the board, depending on who you ask or where you look. I think it’s more than likely that he declares for the NFL, but you never know. Charbonnet is my RB6 right now in the class, but the rankings beyond that top handful are very fluid. I think he has talent, just not sure that I’m as high as some people are on him.

Greg Dulcich #85, TE 2022 (6’4, 245) – 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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