Another weak slate on the college football side of things this week. We're all just counting down until Alabama-LSU next weekend. Until then, here are some prospects to check out today.
Ole Miss at Auburn (11:00, ESPN)
Prospects: Ole Miss: DL Robert Nkemdiche, WR Laquon Treadwell, OT Laremy Tunsil. Auburn: DL Montravius Adams
During the preseason, this was being thought of as a top game on the college football slate. So many things have changed since then. Robert Nkemdiche will look to continue his dominance this season. He's thought of as a potential top five pick, along with his teammate Laremy Tunsil.
Tunsil is a guy that Titans' fans need to keep tabs on. I think he's going to be in play for Tennessee, assuming they continue down the path that they are currently on. Tunsil would be a final solution to the right tackle problem, but would be a tough pill to swallow with outstanding defenders still on the board.
Georgia vs. Florida (2:30, CBS)
Prospects: Florida: DL Jon Bullard, CB Vernon Hargreaves III, WR Demarcus Robinson. Georgia: EDGE Leonard Floyd, EDGE Jordan Jenkins
The World's Largest Cocktail Party features just the opposite of what we were expecting preseason. Florida enters with a massive lead on the rest of the SEC East. They can nearly clinch the division with a win today. Faton Bauta will take over at quarterback for the Bulldogs and will get a stiff first test.
Vernon Hargreaves III is a very real option for the Titans as they currently sit in the top three of the draft order. Watch him today as he takes on a very good receiver in Malcolm Mitchell. Hargreaves has outstanding reaction skills and has the athletic ability to maximize those skills. That's what makes his so good.
Tennessee at Kentucky (6:30, SECN)
Prospects: Tennessee: CB Cameron Sutton, LB Jalen Reeves-Maybin. Kentucky: S AJ Stamps, LB Josh Forrest
According to ESPN's Football Power Index, Tennessee is the 12th ranked team in the country. No argument here. They have talent everywhere and really could easily be 6-1. Jalen Reeves-Maybin has anchored the defense, making plays from sideline to sideline. Cam Sutton has had another incredible year in the Tennessee secondary. Scouts love his coverage ability, but want to see him get stronger against the run.
Sutton seems to be getting washed out in a crowded cornerback class, which may turn out to benefit the Titans in the long run. Todd McShay listed Sutton at 31 on his latest top 32 list, so he could be in play at the top of the second round, assuming he declares. I could see Tennessee taking a tackle early and grabbing their defensive back on day two.