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CFB Prospect Preview: Week 7

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We've got a huge slate of football today.

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What a slate of college football we've got today.  It's being heralded as a "Separation Saturday" by many.  We've got several outstanding ranked matchups that will be huge spots for some key NFL Draft prospects.  Let's see who steps up to the plate.

West Virginia at Baylor (11:00, FOX)

Prospects: Baylor WR Corey Coleman, Baylor DL Andrew Billings, Baylor DL Shawn Oakman, Baylor OT Spencer Drango

After a hot start, West Virginia has fallen off the map.  They've given up over 75 points combined during the past two weeks and that trend should continue.  Corey Coleman has a shot to bust this game wide open as West Virginia will be without their senior safety Karl Joseph.  Andrew Billings and Shawn Oakman should have no problems getting after quarterback Skyler Howard.

Ole Miss at Memphis (11:00, ESPN2)

Prospects: Memphis QB Paxton Lynch, Ole Miss DT Robert Nkemdiche, Ole Miss WR Laquon Treadwell, Ole Miss SS Tony Connor

This should be a great game.  It's a huge stage for not only the undefeated Memphis Tigers, but Paxton Lynch specifically.  Lynch has broken onto Mel Kiper's top 25, so the national media is catching on.  This game will be the single most important game-tape that Lynch produces.  If he shines, watch for Lynch to start getting a lot of draft hype.

Michigan State at Michigan (2:30, ESPN)

Prospects: MSU QB Connor Cook, MSU DE Shilique Calhoun, MSU OT Jack Conklin, Michigan CB Jourdan Lewis, Michigan TE Jake Butt

Jim Harbaugh has the Wolverines playing lights out defensively.  Cornerback Jourdan Lewis has been a big part of that success, but he will be tested today against Aaron Burbridge.  This is a big test for Connor Cook, who has the draft community split.  He has virtually everything that you could ask for physically, but his decision making must improve.

Alabama at Texas A&M (2:30, CBS)

Prospects: Alabama DL A'Shawn Robinson, Alabama DL Jarran Reed, Alabama LB Reggie Ragland, Alabama RB Derrick Henry, TAMU OT Germain Ifedi, TAMU WR Josh Reynolds

The Aggies will try to rebound from their 59-0 drubbing at the hands of Alabama last season.  They'll get the Tide at home this time around, with a much better team.  Kyle Allen has been great so far, but faces his toughest test so far today.  The Alabama secondary can be exposed, but that front seven is nasty.

Jarran Reed has been outshining A'Shawn Robinson this season, we'll see if that trend continues this afternoon. Texas A&M will try to take 'Bama's front seven out of the game by pushing the ball down the field to Christian Kirk, Speedy Noil and Josh Reynolds.

Florida at LSU (6:00, ESPN)

Prospects: LSU OL Vadal Alexander, LSU CB Tre'Davious White, LSU WR Travin Dural, Florida DL Jon Bullard, Florida CB Vernon Hargreaves

Florida will be playing without their start redshirt freshman quarterback Will Grier in this one, who was suspended for PED use.  Treon Harris will get the start for the Gators.  The Gators will likely have to run to win, which will be tough to do considering LSU ranks 9th in the NCAA against the run.

LSU's 3rd ranked rushing attack -- spearheaded by Leonard Fournette -- will face Florida's 18th ranked rushing defense.  It'll be a game determined in the trenches.  It's a great game to pay attention to Jon Bullard and Vadal Alexander.