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 6 recap.
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1. Quincy Roche, Edge, Miami Hurricanes
Miami kept Clemson close for the first half, but the Tigers ran away with the game in the second half. A lot of that was because of Trevor Lawrence being able to have a good game. Quincy Roche did his best to generate pressure on Lawrence, but had just one quarterback hurry. He also had four total tackles.
This wasn’t Roche’s best outing, but it was a sloppy game overall. He still has a lot of time to establish himself as a possible first round pick and still could be the second edge rusher off the board if he finishes the season strong.
2. Trevor Lawrence, QB, Clemson Tigers
Lawrence had a solid game in the big matchup for the Tigers. He showed he can play in bad weather and helped his team get a big win. Lawrence finished the game going 29/41 for 292 yards and three touchdowns.
As stated in the preview for the week, there really isn’t much changing Lawrence’s status as the best quarterback in the class. Adding in the fact that he can play in bad weather, only helps his case. He should be the first overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.
3. Kyle Pitts, TE, Florida Gators
The Gators dropped a tough one to Texas A&M, but it wasn’t the offense’s fault, as they scored 38 points. Pitts has had a fantastic year so far and added to his touchdown total in the first quarter. He finished with five receptions for 47 yards, so he could’ve produced a little more in a high scoring game, but he has already had a fantastic year.
Pitts may not have had his best game of the season, but that is a tough ask with how well he has played. He has played so well this season that he will likely be a first round pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.
4. Creed Humphrey, OG/C, Oklahoma Sooners
In a very poorly played game, Oklahoma was able to defeat Texas in the Cotton Bowl. While his team’s effort wasn’t the best, Humphrey played solidly. His blocking helped the Sooners only give up one sack on the day and they were able to rush for over 200 yards.
Humphrey may not be the best interior lineman in this class, but his play is showing that he is a solid player. There is still a chance that he could be drafted in the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft, but he looks like a lock to be drafted before the second day is over.
5. Trey Smith, OG/C, Tennessee Volunteers
Tennessee kept the game close for the first half, but Georgia pulled away in the second half. Smith did his job well though, which is something Tennessee has become accustomed to. Due to some fluke plays, his play will not show up in the stat line.
While it was a game the rest of the offense may want to forget, Smith is still a possible first-round pick. Smith has played well and has some versatility so his value has a chance to improve throughout the season.
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