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SEC Prospect Preview: Week 8

Here's who you should be watching for in today's SEC games.

Erich Schlegel-USA TODAY Sports

It's a light slate around the college football world, but there are plenty of games in the SEC that you need to pay attention to. Here's who I'm watching today.

Auburn at Arkansas (11:00, SECN)

Prospects: Ark RB Alex Collins, Aub DL Montravius Adams, Aub LB Cassanova McKinzy

Two of the most disappointing teams in the SEC meet in Fayetteville today.  Their seasons may not be going to plan, but there are still plenty of players worth paying attention to.  I'll be watching the Arkansas front against the Auburn front seven.  Alex Collins was bottled up against Alabama, but he should have more room to operate against Auburn today.

Tennessee at Alabama (2:30, CBS)

Prospects: Bama RB Derrick Henry, Bama DL A'Shawn Robinson, Bama DL Jarran Reed, Bama LB Reggie Ragland, Tenn CB Cameron Sutton, Tenn LB Jalen Reeves-Maybin, Tenn WR Marquez North

This is by far the best game of the day from a draft perspective. The youthful Tennessee front seven will get tested and most likely worn down today.  I'll be interested to see if Jalen Reeves-Maybin can hold up against a tough Alabama front.  On the other side, Robinson and Reed should give Tennessee fits up front.  Jalen Hurd may have a tough day against the Alabama front seven.  Marquez North is listed as probable and should see some of his first meaningful action this season.

Texas A&M at Ole Miss (6:00, ESPN)

Prospects: Ole Miss OT Laremy Tunsil, Ole Miss DL Robert Nkemdiche, TAMU OT Germain Ifedi

The big news here is the presence of Laremy Tunsil.  The NCAA forced Ole Miss' hand as Tunsil was the subject of a domestic violence case this offseason.  Tunsil was rumored to have protected his mother from his stepfather.  He's widely regarded as a top five selection this Spring and this will be the first step in validating himself.

Kentucky at Mississippi State (6:30, SECN)

Prospects: UK Saf A.J. Stamps, UK LB Josh Forrest, MSU DL Chris Jones, MSU WR De'Runnya Wilson

Mississippi State will be without top cornerback prospect Will Redmond, who tore his ACL last week.  This should open things up for Patrick Towles and company who threw for nearly 400 yards last season against the Bulldogs. Kentucky will have a tough task defensively as they try to slow Dak Prescott and De'Runnya Wilson.  Wilson may be the best prospect in the Mississippi State program.  The big, physical receiver could be an option in the second round come draft time.