College Football: Week 6 Draft Prospects to Keep an Eye on

This week, I want to take a look at some of college football's players that have caught my attention to start this season. Some are on this list because they've started the season blazing hot and others are players that haven't quite reached their full potential yet, but could see a climb up the draft boards as the season goes on.


If you're interested in watching just one college football game this weekend, it needs to be the Miami/Clemson game. Anyone else really excited for this game? Miami is off to a hot start and will be Clemson's first real test of the season. This game is filled with so much talent and so many names we'll hear called during the NFL draft. It's definitely the game of the week to keep and one to keep an eye on if you're interested in getting a glance at some players that could potentially play for your favorite pro team next season.


Game of the Week (Miami vs Clemson) - Players to Keep an Eye on


OT Jackson Carman - Clemson

Carman is one of the more underrated offensive tackles this year and I expect him to climb draft boards as we get closer to the draft. He allowed just one sack all of last season - even though Clemson faced some of the top pass rushers in the country last season (K'Lavon Chaisson, Chase Young, Carlos Basham Jr.). Miami's strong pass rush, headlined by Quincy Roche, should provide Carman with another test. Carman was ranked as 247Sports second best offensive tackle in the 2018 recruiting class in their composite rankings. This will be his second season starting at left tackle for Clemson.

WR Amari Rodgers - Clemson

Rodgers has taken a big step forward this season as a playmaker for Clemson. The injury to Justyn Ross has left Rodgers as Trevor Lawrence's main receiving weapon to start the season. He has three touchdowns over his last two games and made an incredible hurdle over a Virginia defender for the second touchdown last week. Rodgers is seen mostly as a mid round pick now since he's mostly just a slot receiver, but I can see his stock increasing if he continues to make plays.


CB Derion Kendrick - Clemson

Kendrick played receiver and quarterback in high school and started his career at Clemson as a receiver. He made the switch over to corner and is still learning the position, but has looked good to start of the season. He's graded as the second best defensive back in the ACC through the first five weeks of the season, although he was inactive the first week of the season and didn't start week two for disciplinary reasons. He's only been targeted four times this season and hasn't allowed a reception yet. Kendrick is someone to keep an eye on and is viewed as more of a late round pick currently.


D'Eriq King
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QB D'Eriq King - Miami