Each week 5 NFL Draft Prospects to Watch will be published. After the week is over, each of the players will be evaluated to see how they did. Here is the recap for the five NFL Draft Prospects to watch in week 12.
1. D’Andre Swift, RB, Georgia
Georgia kept their CFP hopes alive with a win over Auburn. Swift had a big day for the Bulldogs, with 17 carries for 106 yards. He had two catches, but finished with negative receiving yardage. Swift’s ability to help move the chains in a low-scoring game made a huge difference.
Swift proved a lot of people who have them as their top running back in the class right. Not only was it a good performance in a big rivalry game, it came against Auburn, who has one of the country’s best defensive lines. He’ll be fun to watch down the stretch with Georgia having more big games.
2. K.J. Britt, LB, Auburn
Auburn was on the losing side of the game against Georgia, but their defense played well. Britt didn’t have a great game, as he finished with just six tackles, but he didn’t play poorly. He still helped show leadership on defense and will help Auburn down the stretch.
Britt still needs to be better in coverage to increase his NFL Draft stock. Auburn will have their big game against Alabama, which will give Britt a chance to see the spotlight again. If he plays well in that game, his name should pop up in more draft talk.
3. Creed Humphrey, OG/C, Oklahoma
The Sooners had a comeback that they’ll remember for some time, as they came back from a 28-3 deficit to win 34-31. Humphrey was a big part of the comeback as the offense caught on fire through the last two quarters of the game. He did have one bad snap that cost Oklahoma some field position, but otherwise he played great.
Humphrey and the Sooners play a few more games this season which will allow him to prove how good he is. If he plays well down the stretch, he can be the first interior offensive lineman off the board in the 2020 NFL Draft.
4. Carter Coughlin, Edge, Minnesota
Minnesota dropped their first game of the season to Iowa this week. They played them tough, but fell in the end. Carter Coughlin didn’t play well, as he had one total tackle and 0.5 tackles for loss in the game. A better performance from him could’ve helped keep the Golden Gophers’ perfect season alive.
While he didn’t play great, Coughlin did have a tough matchup against Iowa’s offensive line, one of the best units in the country. He’ll have a chance to redeem himself against Wisconsin in the regular-season finale. If they win that, he could have more big games.
5. Tee Higgins, WR, Clemson
Clemson had an easy day against Wake Forest and look like locks to make the College Football Playoff. The Tigers got a great game from their number one receiver Tee Higgins. Higgins used his big frame to haul in four passes for 64 yards and three touchdowns. It was a big game for Higgins, who now has 799 yards and eight touchdowns on the season.
Higgins is in a very talented receiver class for 2020, but his game and play this season has warranted some extra looks his way. If teams are looking for a big, redzone threat at wide receiver, Higgins will fit that need. He’ll be going up some good corners in the CFP this year, so he has a chance to continue to improve his stock.