Week 6 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 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.
#6 Oklahoma @ #21 Texas
Saturday, 10/9 | 12:00 PM ET, ABC
Spencer Rattler #7, QB 2022 (6’1, 205)
You’re familiar with the names to know on the OU offense. Spencer Rattler is the most important player to know for this team. Unfortunately, he and Oklahoma are not operating on all their cylinders. Perhaps they will get things straightened out soon, but they haven’t really done much to convince us of that. Rattler did look good last week in the sense that he completed 22/25 passes and had 2 TDs. But, he just hasn’t looked quite as impressive as we expected.
Marvin Mims #17, WR 2023 (5’11, 177)
Mims finally had a solid game last week. He hadn’t eclipsed 32 yards receiving since week one before his 4/71/0 game this past week. I am a big fan of Mims, I think he’s got a really good chance to be in the top tier of WRs in the 2023 class. He’s still rather undersized, but it doesn’t seem like it has hindered him at all. Look for him to make some big plays against Texas.
Eric Gray #0, RB 2022 (5’9, 205)
I’m starting to be concerned about Eric Gray. He’s not been what I hoped for after his transfer to OK. He’s been outplayed and out-touched by Kennedy Brooks so far this season. Gray only had 4 carries and 2 catches last week against K-State. I still believe in Gray, but the name you’ll likely hear this weekend is Kennedy Brooks.
Bijan Robinson #5, RB 2023 (6’0, 214)
The big name to know for Texas is Bijan Robinson. Robinson has been absolutely dominant this year so far. He is coming off of a 35/216/2 game against TCU. Yes, you read that right, 35 carries and he averaged 6.2 YPC. Insane. The 2023 class is shaping up to potentially be insanely deep and ridiculously talented, and Robinson might be the best RB in that class.
Xavier Worthy #8, WR 2024 (6’1, 160)
There is really only one other guy that I will note here, and that is freshman WR Xavier Worthy. He had an underwhelming performance last week, but I am excited about his potential. It will be good to see how he fairs in the Red River Rivalry. I am optimistic that Worthy can do some big things.
Maryland @ #7 Ohio State
Saturday, 10/9 | 12:00 PM ET, FOX
Dontay Demus Jr #7, WR 2022 (6’3, 217)
There aren’t really any high-end prospects for Maryland, you’ll hear Taulia Tagovailoa’s name called often because he’s running the show for the Terps, but he’s not the player that his older brother is. The main person I want to note here is Dontay Demus. He has been the best threat in the passing game so far this year and has an NFL frame. He’ll get a tough test against Ohio State, so it’ll be fun to see if he and Taulia can connect.
Taulia Tagovailoa #3, QB 2023 (5’11, 205) – HONORABLE MENTION
#4 Ohio State
Chris Olave #2, WR 2022 (6’1, 188)
The first two names I will mention here are the top 2022 draft-eligible players. First, we have Chris Olave, who is more of a smooth glider at the WR position. His speed and routes look effortless at times. He is the more experienced player, but I believe he is actually a slightly lower-tier prospect. Having said that, Olave is still really good, I just think Garrett Wilson is particularly special. Olave went 5/119/2 last week in the domination over Rutgers.
Garrett Wilson #5, WR 2022 (6’0, 193)
Speaking of Wilson, he didn’t have quite the same production that Olave had, only catching 3 passes for 71 yards and a TD. Wilson is one of the top players on Mel Kiper’s big board and is going to almost certainly be one of the first players called in your rookie drafts as well. He’s incredibly explosive and dynamic, and I expect a big day for him.
TreyVeyon Henderson #32, RB 2024 (5’10, 210)
The last name I will note here is TreyVeyon Henderson. He’s still only a freshman, but he’s looked outstanding, so I think it’s worth noting him. Expect to see him carry the ball the majority of the time for OSU. And, expect to see him put up impressive numbers.
#13 Arkansas @ #17 Ole Miss
Saturday, 10/9 | 12:00 PM ET, ESPN
Treylon Burks #16, WR 2022 (6’3, 225)
There weren’t many things that went right for Arkansas last week in their 0-37 throttling by Georgia. And, Burks putting up a 3/10 receiving line wasn’t one of them. I’m hoping to see him put up a better performance this week. He’s still one of my top WRs in this class, and so I anticipate better days ahead. He’s listed as healthy now so hopefully we see him tearing up the field.
#17 Ole Miss
Matt Corral #2, QB 2022 (6’0, 200)
Similarly to Arkansas, Ole Miss didn’t have much go right for them in their 21-42 defeat by Alabama. There were at least a few bright spots, and one of them was that Matt Corral played pretty well. He wasn’t incredible, but the Alabama defense is incredibly talented. I would say the gap between Corral and the top QB spot is tiny. He could end up hearing his name called first in the draft.
Jerrion Ealy #9, RB 2022 (5’9, 185) – HONORABLE MENTION
Dontario Drummond #11, WR 2022 (6’1, 220) – HONORABLE MENTION
#2 Georgia @ #18 Auburn
Saturday, 10/9 | 3:30 PM ET, CBS
Zamir White #3, RB 2022 (6’0, 215)
The main player to know here for Georgia is Zamier White. He’s been the team’s leading rusher so far and should be pretty heavily involved. He does split time with Kendall Milton and James Cook, so he’s not the only one touting the rock for the Bulldogs. But, he’s the most talented one in that backfield. Look for him to be pretty heavily involved.
JT Daniels #18, QB 2022 (6’3, 210) ***INJURED***
I am going to note JT Daniels here because if he plays, he’s a prospect to know. He’s been dealing with a lat muscle injury for a while now, and his status is uncertain. So, if he doesn’t go, it’ll most certainly be Stetson Bennett under center again. Either way, Daniels is a very talented QB prospect.
George Pickens #1, WR 2022 (6’3, 200) ***INJURED*** – HONORABLE MENTION
Arik Gilbert #14, WR/TE 2023 (6’5, 248) ***AWAY*** – HONORABLE MENTION
Tank Bigsby #4, RB 2023 (6’0, 208)
The man to know for the Tigers is Tank Bigsby. He’s been a bit underwhelming so far this season. So, I’m hoping to see more from him here in a big matchup against Georgia. Bigsby is in the group of potential top 2023 RBs. He has only managed 87 yards on 27 carries with 0 TDs in his last two games, so he needs to step up.
Demetris Robertson #0, WR 2022 (6’0, 185) – HONORABLE MENTION
Florida State @ North Carolina
Saturday, 10/9 | 3:30 PM ET, ESPN
McKenzie Milton #10, QB 2022 (5’11, 189)
The two players to note in this game are both of the QBs. First, we have one of the best stories in all of college football with McKenzie Milton. After suffering a pretty scary injury, he’s finally back to playing football and looking quite good. I’m not convinced he has real NFL potential, but the story is amazing, and he’s one hell of a competitor.
Jashaun Corbin #0, RB 2022 (6’0, 190) – HONORABLE MENTION
Sam Howell #7, QB 2022 (6’1, 220)
The biggest name in this game is the Tar Heels’ QB, Sam Howell. I thought he was going to stake claim to the top QB spot, but hasn’t really done anything to separate himself from the other top-tier QBs. He has looked impressive at times but hasn’t quite been the player I hoped for. That seems to be the theme this year with QBs, perhaps he’ll shine against a less than stellar FSU team.
#4 Penn State @ #3 Iowa
Saturday, 10/9 | 4:00 PM ET, FOX
#4 Penn State
Jahan Dotson #5, WR 2022 (5’11, 184)
The main player to watch in this game is 4th year WR Jahan Dotson. He has been particularly impressive this season, scoring in every game so far. Dotson has been one of my favorite WRs in this class for a couple years now, and I expect him to continue to look impressive. I’m hoping to get as many Dotson shares as I possibly can in this upcoming draft.
Noah Cain #21, RB 2022 (5’10, 220)
The other player to know for Penn State is Noah Cain. He didn’t look very good last week against Indiana, he only totaled 23 yards on 11 rushes. I’m certain that he’ll look better this week, but Iowa has a very good defense, so it may not be much better. Cain will likely return for another year to the Nittany Lions, or at least I think that he should.
Sam LaPorta #84, TE 2022 (6’4, 249)
The main guy to know for the Hawkeyes is junior TE Sam LaPorta. He hasn’t been overly spectacular in terms of filling up the stat sheet, but none of Iowa’s players have been. They aren’t particularly worried about putting up big numbers. What is important is that LaPorta has the potential to be an impact player at TE at the NFL level. He has a lot of room to grow before I feel great about him, but the potential is certainly there.
Tyler Goodson #15, RB 2022 (5’10, 199) – HONORABLE MENTION
#1 Alabama @ Texas A&M
Saturday, 10/9 | 8:00 PM ET, CBS
Bryce Young #9, QB 2023 (6’3, 214)
The best player on this Alabama offense is sophomore QB Bryce Young. He still looks to be the top QB in the 2023 class. Young was an incredibly highly ranked recruit, and after sitting behind Mac Jones last year, has looked amazing this year. Alabama is rolling and Bryce Young is a huge reason why.
John Metchie III #8, WR 2022 (6’0, 195)
The guy to know for the 2022 class from Alabama is WR John Metchie III. He and Jameson Williams have been dynamic this year for Bama. They are different types of receivers, but both offer potential upside at the NFL level. I’ll be watching Metchie, but Williams has been the better WR of late.
Jameson Williams #1, WR 2022 (6’1, 189) – HONORABLE MENTION
Isaiah Spiller #28, RB 2022 (6’1, 215)
Spiller is still one of the top two backs in this 2022 class. A&M hasn’t exactly looked great the last few weeks, but Spiller is still putting up good numbers. He ran the ball 16 times for 100 yards. I go back and forth between him and Breece Hall as my RB1 in this class. This is going to be a very difficult test for Spiller but I’m excited to see how he does.
Jalen Wydermyer #85, TE 2022 (6’5, 255)
Jalen Wydermyer is the other big-name prospect to know for now on A&M. He is in his third year for the Aggies, and is the TE1 in the 2022 class. He certainly has the frame to be a dynamic weapon at the NFL level. But, TE is the toughest position to project.
Ainias Smith #0, WR 2022 (5’10, 190) – HONORABLE MENTION
Utah @ USC
Saturday, 10/9 | 8:00 PM ET, FOX
Brant Kuithe #80, TE 2022 (6’2, 230)
The player to know for the Utes is TE Brant Kuithe. He has been their best weapon and projects to have a shot as an impact player. Kuithe is a big target who is also athletic for his size. Look for him to be utilized heavily if Utah is going to win this game. I will have my eyes on Kuithe when Utah has the ball.
Kedon Slovis #9, QB 2022 (6’3, 205)
USC looked impressive in their dismantling of the Buffs last week. Kedon Slovis connected on 19 of his 29 pass attempts for 276 yards and 3 TDs. Slovis had a bit of a shaky start to the 2021 season but is coming along quite well. It’s becoming apparent that the top of the QB board is going to have several names in the mix.
Drake London #15, WR 2022 (6’5, 210)
The best weapon for the USC offense has been junior WR Drake London. He has taken the top WR role and is thriving so far this season. London is a big, physically imposing weapon, and has a real chance to become a dominant force in the passing game. He certainly has the size and athleticism to become a prototypical WR1 at the NFL level. And we will see if he develops into it.
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