While the 2021 NFL Draft is still far off in the distance, players that will be drafted early are on the field now. Each week presents unique matchups for draft prospects and this week is no different. Here are NFL Draft prospects to watch in college football week 12 recap.
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1. Justin Fields, QB, Ohio State Buckeyes
Ohio State got their first big win of the season over Indiana. The offense put up 42 points, but they did not have the cleanest game. Justin Fields was sloppy with three interceptions. He did throw for 300 yards and two touchdowns to go along with 78 rushing yards and one score on the ground.
Even Fields would say that he needs to play better. His decision-making was questionable at best and it almost cost Ohio State. Fields is still likely going to be the second quarterback off the board in the 2021 NFL Draft, but he needs to play better down the stretch.
2. Paddy Fisher, LB, Northwestern Wildcats
The Wildcats had a huge upset win over Wisconsin this weekend and a lot of that was thanks to their defense. They allowed just seven points and forced five turnovers. Paddy Fisher was a huge part of the defensive effort with 13 total tackles, two tackles for loss and one quarterback hurry.
Fisher’s value has gone down over the years he has been in college. If he keeps on playing well he can work his way into the middle rounds of the 2021 NFL Draft, but he has to show he can be better in coverage before he can really increase his value.
3. Jack Sanborn, LB, Wisconsin Badgers
While Wisconsin lost to Northwestern, it wasn’t the defense’s fault. They allowed just 17 points and forced a turnover. Jack Sanborn had a good game for the Badgers, as he had 14 total tackles, one tackle for loss and one sack.
Sanborn is a projected middle round pick in the 2021 NFL Draft. If he plays like he did against Northwestern the rest of the way, Sanborn should be able to live up to that middle round pick. Wisconsin won’t have too many more big games to prove themselves, but Sanborn has done well this season already.
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