Early College Open Thread - Dec. 1

Matthew Emmons-US PRESSWIRE

The final week of regular season college football offers some vital matchups to scout with the 2013 NFL Draft within view.

How to deal with today's schedule...we've got good matchups early and late with a monumental tie in the middle. Let's knock the easy stuff out first:

#11 Oklahoma at TCU (12:00 p.m., ESPN)

#23 Oklahoma St. at Baylor (12:00 p.m., FX)

Welcome to the Big XII. Tons of underdeveloped offense, imperfect defensive options. Here's my full list of 2013 prospects from these four teams (by round projection order):

Name POS School Rd Yr
Terrance Williams WR Baylor 1 RS Sr.
Cyril Richardson G Baylor 2 RS Jr.
Joseph Randle RB Oklahoma St. 2 Jr.
Lane Johnson OT Oklahoma 2 Sr.
Tony Jefferson FS Oklahoma 3 Jr.
Landry Jones QB Oklahoma 3 RS Sr.
Lache Seastrunk RB Baylor 3 RS Soph.
Kenny Stills WR Oklahoma 3 Jr.
Justin Gilbert CB Oklahoma St. 3 Jr.
Stansly Maponga DE TCU 4 RS Jr.
Josh Boyce WR TCU 4 RS Jr.
Tom Wort ILB Oklahoma 4 RS Jr.
Jason Verrett CB TCU 4 Jr.
Trey Millard FB Oklahoma 4 Jr.
Blaize Foltz G TCU 5 RS Sr.
Corey Nelson OLB Oklahoma 5 Jr.
Gabe Ikard C Oklahoma 5 RS Jr.
Daryl Williams OT Oklahoma 5 RS Soph.
Casey Pachall QB TCU* 5 Jr.
Bryce Hager ILB Baylor 5 RS Soph.
Caleb Lavey ILB Oklahoma St. 6 Jr.
Demontre Hurst CB Oklahoma 6 Sr.
Lane Taylor G Oklahoma St. 6 RS Sr.
Ahmad Dixon SS Baylor 7 Jr.
Brodrick Brown CB Oklahoma St. 7 RS Sr.
Jamarkus McFarland DT Oklahoma 7 Sr.
David King 3-4 DE Oklahoma 7 RS Sr.
Joel Hasley OLB TCU 7 RS Soph.
David Johnson DT TCU UDFA RS Soph.
Zack Craig FS Oklahoma St. UDFA Jr.
Nick Florence QB Baylor UDFA RS Sr.
Bronson Irwin G Oklahoma UDFA Jr.
Stacy McGee DT Oklahoma UDFA RS Sr.
Aaron Colvin CB Oklahoma UDFA Jr.
Kenny Cain OLB TCU UDFA Sr.

* - dismissed from the team after a DWI in early October

Are these the most monumental games in terms of the college football landscape? Certainly not. And most of those juniors and redshirt sophomores will stay in school. But those are 35 names to track that are going to likely have some level of impact at the NFL level. And if you're reading this, well that suggests you care enough to have a look.

On to the big game of the day.

#2 Alabama at #3 Georgia (4:00 p.m., CBS)

SEC Championship between Bama and the Dawgs? This is far too much SEC for one game. All eyes are going to be on the Georgia Dome today as the winner here will head to Miami in early January to face Notre Dame in the BCS Championship. With those stakes at hand, this is premium scouting.

For Alabama alone, you've got nine players who could all be gone by the time round 4 kicks off the third day of the 2013 NFL Draft: G Chance Warmack, CB Dee Milliner, DT Jesse Williams, OLB C.J. Mosley, C/G Barrett Jones, RT D.J. Fluker, RB Eddie Lacy, SS Robert Lester and LB Nico Johnson. That's silly. For Georgia, plenty of NFL fans will definitely be eying QB Aaron Murray and mammoth DT John Jenkins. Rams fans need to get looks on OLB Jarvis Jones and FS Bacarri Rambo.

Drop your thoughts and observations off here throughout the early action. And here are your draft notes from Mocking the Draft for the SEC and ACC Championships.

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