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 5 recap.
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1. Trevon Moehrig-Woodard, S, TCU Horned Frogs
Moehrig-Woodard helped the Horned Frogs beat Texas this week in an upset. They won the game 33-31 in a close game to the end. Although they played well as a team, Moehrig-Woodard didn’t make many impact plays.
He did have one tackle, but did not register a pass defended, forced fumble or an interception in the game. While they won the game, NFL scouts will want to see him make more impact plays for his team. There is still plenty of time for him to prove that he can do that.
2. Kellen Mond, QB, Texas A&M Aggies
Texas A&M did not play as well as they would’ve hoped. They lost to Alabama 52-24 in a game that wasn’t very close. Mond had some nice moments, but was unable to help Texas A&M score enough. He went 25/44 for 318 yards, three touchdowns and one interception. Mond also had eight rushes for 19 yards.
Mond missed on some throws he should’ve made. He showed inconsistent accuracy and decision-making, which were all apparent in past years. This was not a great performance and if Mond wants to be more than a third day pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, he’ll have to show improvement.
3. Najee Harris, RB, Alabama Crimson Tide
On the other side of the matchup between Alabama and Texas A&M, the Crimson Tide looked really good. The offense specifically looked good. Harris didn’t have his best game, as he registered 12 carries for 43 yards. He did have two touchdowns, but he could’ve had more yards to help his stock.
One thing that did help Harris’ draft stock was his receiving ability. He caught two passes for 26 yards. On a wheel route, he showed nice route-running and hands. If he can prove to be an all-around back, Harris can boost his draft stock.
4. Seth Williams, WR, Auburn Tigers
Auburn got blown out by Georgia. Bo Nix struggled and Auburn suffered their first loss of the season because of it. With Nix struggling, Williams also struggled as a result. He registered three catches for 34 yards and no touchdowns.
Williams already proved to be a redzone threat in their first game, but could’ve used another good performance. The wide receiver class is stacked so any little bit helps. He will continue to fight to be drafted higher than other receivers in the class.
5. Richard LeCounte, S, Georgia Bulldogs
Georgia’s defense came up big time against Auburn. They are inexperienced at some spots, but Richard LeCounte shows his experience in each game he plays. He finished the game with two total tackles.
He didn’t make any splash plays, but LeCounte did his job. LeCounte proved he can make plays on the ball in their season-opener, but with Auburn struggling on offense, he didn’t get the same opportunity this week. This game didn’t boost his stock, but it also didn’t hurt it either.
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