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2015 NFL Draft: Week 11 College Football Thread

And now? We begin...

Ronald Martinez

There is no avoiding it. This, despite the recency bias, is the biggest Saturday thus far on the 2014 college football schedule.

Let's make it happen.

12:00 pm

#12 Baylor (7-1) at #15 Oklahoma (6-2) - FOX Sports 1

A month ago, this was one of the best games on the entire slate of 2014. With three losses between the two since, things have changed quite a bit. Still, look at the top prospects here:

Name POS Yr. School 3k's Proj. Rd.
Shawn Oakman DE RS Jr. Baylor 1
Spencer Drango OT RS Jr. Baylor 1
Bryce Petty QB RS Sr. Baylor 2
Dorial Green-Beckham* WR RS Jr. Oklahoma 1-2
Eric Striker OLB RS Jr. Oklahoma 1-2

* - ineligible for 2014

That's five likely 2015 week one starters. That's five players the Rams will likely face if they don't draft them themselves. That's just the marquee noon matchup...

3:30 pm

#10 Notre Dame (7-1) at #9 Arizona St. (7-1) - ABC

This is without pointing to Texas A&M (6-3) at #3 Auburn (7-1) on CBS or #23 West Virginia (6-3) at Texas (4-5 HAHA) on FOX Sports following the above Baylor-OU game. Between these three, here's the top prospects:

Name POS Yr. School 3k's Proj. Rd.
Ben Koyack TE Sr. Notre Dame 2
Cody Riggs CB RS Sr. Notre Dame 2-3
Jaelen Strong WR RS Jr. Arizona St. 1
Cedric Ogbuehi OT RS Sr. Texas A&M 1
Reese Dismukes C Sr. Auburn 2
Sammie Coates WR RS Jr. Auburn 2-3
Gabe Wright DT Sr. Auburn 2-3
Kevin White WR Sr. West Virginia 1

That's plenty of day one and two talent. Sort through it as you like.


#7 Kansas St. (7-1) at #6 TCU (7-1) - FOX


#5 Alabama (7-1) at #16 LSU (7-2) - CBS

#14 Ohio St. (7-1) at #8 Michigan St. (7-1) - ABC


Name POS Yr. School 3k's Proj. Rd.
Landon Collins SS Jr. Alabama 1
Amari Cooper WR Jr. Alabama 1
Arie Kouandjio OL RS Sr. Alabama 2
T.J. Yeldon RB Jr. Alabama 2-3
La'el Collins OT Sr. LSU 1
Michael Bennett DT Sr. Ohio St. 1-2
Trae Waynes CB RS Jr. Michigan St. 1-2
Shilique Calhoun DE RS Jr. Michigan St. 1-2
Kurtis Drummond FS RS Sr. Michigan St. 2

Decent chance there's a Ram in that group. And that's without pointing out some of the prominent underclassmen or late round guys. Michigan St. QB Connor Cook is a fringe round one option, though I wouldn't be surprised if he stays for his final year.


#4 Oregon (8-1) at #17 Utah (6-2) - ESPN

Pac-12 football is the perfect nightcap.

Name POS Yr. School 3k's Proj. Rd.
Marcus Mariota QB RS Jr. Oregon 1
Ifo Ekpre-Olomu CB Sr. Oregon 1
Arik Armstead DE Jr. Oregon 1-2
Jake Fisher OT Sr. Oregon 2
Hroniss Grasu C RS Sr. Oregon 2-3
Nate Orchard DE Sr. Utah 2-3

Between Dismukes and Grasu, the Rams have to eye this center class. Both are starting NFL quality, and I don't know if any Rams fans exist that still back Scott Wells.

Great day ahead. Let's get it.