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Two matchups in which both teams are in the top 10 dominate the schedule today.

Clemson QB Deshaun Watson
Clemson QB Deshaun Watson
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Well, it’s October now. We’ve got teams who have dropped out of the playoff discussion (ahem...LSU, Oklahoma...) and new arrivals to take heed of (Washington ain’t playin around yall...).

As things take shape on the college front, they’re starting to do so on the NFL Draft landscape as well. We’ll start tuning up our draft coverage soon, and this week is a perfect reason why it’s time to do so.

Last night, #10 Washington trounced #7 Stanford to ensure their highest ranking since the Rick Neuheisel era. They’ll benefit from Stanford leaving the top 10 with at least two others (in all likelihood) with two games coming today in which both teams are in the top 10.

#8 Wisconsin (4-0) at #4 Michigan (4-0) - 3:30pm ET, ABC

Had the Rams not served their 2017 NFL Draft first-round pick in part of the trade to acquire the 2016 NFL Draft #1 overall pick, perhaps my favorite target for the Rams next spring would have been Michigan S Jabrill Peppers. I’m not sure he’s getting out of the first round (let alone the top half of the first round), so unless the Rams trade up (and I wouldn’t advise it), they’re out of the running for him now.

Similarly, the Rams doubled up on tight ends last year in Tyler Higbee and Temarrick Hemingway. Were they heading into the 2017 draft with a bigger hole at TE, Michigan TE Jake Butt would be a popular option for the Rams.

Expect a growing crowd for the Rams to get behind Michigan WR Jehu Chesson.

And unless Rams C Tim Barnes shows some unexpected development in his fifth year, I could see a push for Michigan C Mason Cole.

Wisconsin isn’t anywhere near as loaded with NFL talent. RB Corey Clement is going to be a promising mid-round addition for someone and OLB Vince Biegel is an obvious NFL player, though he’s out with a broken foot for some time.

#3 Louisville (4-0) at #5 Clemson (4-0) - 8:00pm ET, ABC

The two best QBs in the game face off today in what has to be required viewing.

Louisville QB Lamar Jackson has been a tornado in 2016:

Lamar Jackson 2016 Game Log Through Week 4
Lamar Jackson 2016 Game Log Through Week 4

(George Takei voice) Oh my.

As a true sophomore, Jackson isn’t eligible for the 2017 NFL Draft, but he’ll certainly be

Nonetheless, Louisville’s major contributions to the next drat will be on defense: OLB Devonte Fields, SS Josh Harvey-Clemons, LB Keith Kelsey and DT DeAngelo Brown will all factor. WR James Quick will be in the mix too, but that might be it on offense.

Clemson, on the other hand, will be a popular call in the first three rounds. QB DeShaun Watson will likely lead the way and could potentially be a #1 overall pick. WR Mike Williams will be a name Rams fans learn well. CB Cordrea Tankersley could play his way into first round discussions. RB Wayne Gallman is an NFL running back. DT Carlos Watkins looks much improved. WR Artavis Scott has a lot of season left to keep him in Day 2 circles. TE Jordan Leggett looks like the kind of prospect who needed time to develop in college but could still be improving his all around game. G Tyrone Crowder looks a likely component.

That’s...a lot of NFL talent for one year on one team...

In any case, get you some college ball today. It’s October. It’s a good thing.


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Noon ET #22 Texas at Oklahoma State
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#14 Miami at Georgia Tech
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Rutgers at #2 Ohio State
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Notre Dame at Syracuse
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#13 Baylor at Iowa State
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Alcorn State at #20 Arkansas
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#23 Florida at Vanderbilt
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Georgia State at App State
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UCF at East Carolina
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Northwestern at Iowa
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SMU at Temple
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12:30 ET Virginia at Duke
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1 ET Buffalo at Boston College
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2:30 ET Oregon State at Colorado
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Ohio at Miami (Ohio)
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3 ET EMU at Bowling Green
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3:30 ET #8 Wisconsin at #4 Michigan
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#11 Tennessee at #25 Georgia
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Illinois at #15 Nebraska
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North Carolina at #12 FSU
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ULM at Auburn
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Navy at Air Force
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NIU at Ball State
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Wake Forest at NC State
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Akron at Kent State
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Kansas State at West Virginia
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Purdue at Maryland
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Minnesota at Penn State
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Tulane at UMass
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4 ET #9 Texas A&M at South Carolina
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SJSU at New Mexico
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5 ET Oklahoma at #21 TCU
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Troy at Idaho
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6 ET #18 Utah at Cal
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ODU at Charlotte
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7 ET Memphis at #16 Ole Miss
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Kentucky at #1 Alabama
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USF at Cincinnati
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FAU at FIU
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WMU at CMU
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UTEP at LA Tech
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Houston Baptist at WKU
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7:30 ET Missouri at LSU
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Marshall at Pitt
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Incarnate Word at Texas State
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8 ET #3 Louisville at #5 Clemson
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#17 Michigan State at Indiana
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UL Lafayette at NMSU
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#19 SDSU at South Alabama
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8:30 ET Arizona State at USC
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9:30 ET Oregon at Washington State
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10:15 ET Utah State at #24 Boise State
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Wyoming at Colorado State
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10:30 ET Arizona at UCLA
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Fresno State at UNLV
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Midnight ET Nevada at Hawaii
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