2014 NFL Draft Prospect Watch Week 13

Brett Deering

NFL Draft prospects who will be in action today.

Here are some 2014 NFL Draft prospects to keep an eye today as you watch college football.

Michigan State vs Northwestern

This game features a few promising players that we haven't discussed yet, so let's go ahead and do that. For Michigan State they have a quality defense and the player you could focus on today is cornerback Darqueze Dennard. Dennard is shutting down wide receivers consistently and is an aggressive blitzer and tackler. Another terrific player is redshirt sophomore Shilique Calouhn, who has 11 tackles for loss and 6.5 sacks this year. He is still only a redshirt sophomore so I wouldn't count on him entering the draft, but if he does he's a name to watch. Linebackers Max Bullough and Denicos Allen are both guys who should hear their name called during the draft. If you happen to catch this game it's the defense you want to focus on because a few of theses guys you'll be seeing on Sunday. Northwestern doesn't' have much to get excited about.

[Complete College Football Preview | More prospects to watch]

Baylor at Oklahoma State

Baylor isn't quite a powerhouse yet, but the Bears are starting to routinely put players in the NFL who can play, especially at wide receiver where Josh Gordon, Kendall Wright, and Terrance Williams are finding levels of success (especially Gordon, who is terrific). Phil Taylor and RG3 are no slouches, either. They do have a draftable wide receiver prospect this year in Tevin Reese who's game play is not at the level of the other three (he doesn't have much size), but this year the prize player at Baylor is offensive linemen Cyril Richardson who would like very nice in a New York Giants uniform and would help solve some of the Giants guard woes. The more games the Giants win the more sense it makes to consider taking a guard in round one. Baylor also has a running back who could be selected early by the Giants (more like round 2-3) if David Wilson's injury is career-threatening. Running back Lache Seastruck is a smooth runner more than he is a burner, but is very talented (think Matt Forte, LeSean McCoy, Fred Jackson) who could have the upside of the three previously listed running backs if he can prove that he has the instincts and pass catching ability those three have. On defense the Bears have safety Ahmad Dixon and linebacker Bryce Hager.

I'd be remiss if I didn't mention quarterback Byrce Petty, who has 24 touchdowns and 1 interception to go along with 2,992 passing yards has his name entering the Heisman Trophy race (especially with Jameis Winston situation), though I do not expect the Giants to select any quarterbacks this year.

Oklahoma State actually has a couple of players who could be selected in the top 125 picks on defense this year, which hasn't happened in awhile. I can't even remember the last time. The best is cornerback Justin Gilbert who has always been a terrific kickoff return man, but this year has stepped up his game at cornerback. Daniel Jeremiah recently wrote for nfl.com that his "stock is soaring". And it makes plenty of sense. He has the size (listed at 6-feet, 200 pounds), the speed and play making ability. He has 8 career return touchdowns, including three this year (one on kickoff return and two pick sixes). This is a player who will likely get first-round consideration in the 2014 NFL Draft. Defensive tackle Calvin Barnett is the other player who is considered a quality prospect.

Happy Watching!

11 a.m. ET Liberty, 7-4 Charleston Southern, 9-2 ESPN3.com
Noon ET No. 20 Oklahoma, 8-2 Kansas State, 6-4 FS1
Noon ET No. 13 Michigan State, 9-1 Northwestern, 4-6 ESPN
Noon ET The Citadel, 5-6 No. 7 Clemson, 9-1 ESPN3.com
Noon ET Cincinnati, 8-2 Houston, 7-3 ESPNews
Noon ET Duke, 8-2 Wake Forest, 4-6 ESPN2
Noon ET Harvard, 8-1 Yale, 5-4 NBCSN
Noon ET Illinois, 3-7 Purdue, 1-9 Big Ten Network
Noon ET Maine, 10-1 New Hampshire, 6-4 CSN, CSS
Noon ET Memphis, 3-6 No. 21 Louisville, 9-1 ESPN3.com
Noon ET Michigan, 7-3 Iowa, 6-4 BTN
Noon ET Old Dominion, 8-3 North Carolina, 5-5 ACC Regional Networks
Noon ET Virginia, 2-8 Miami, 7-3 ESPNU
12:21 ET Mississippi State, 4-6 Arkansas, 3-7 SEC Network
12:30 ET East Carolina, 8-2 NC State, 3-7 ACC Network
12:30 ET Pittsburgh, 5-5 Syracuse, 5-5 ACC Network
12:30 ET Lafayette, 4-6 Lehigh, 8-2 MASN2
1 ET Coastal Carolina, 10-1 No. 11 South Carolina, 8-2 PPV
1 ET UMass, 1-9 Central Michigan, 4-6 ESPN3.com
1 ET Bowling Green, 7-3 Eastern Michigan, 2-8 ESPN3.com
1:30 ET Alabama A&M, 4-7 Georgia Tech, 6-4 ESPN3.com
1:30 ET Brown, 5-4 Columbia, 0-9 FOXCS
2 ET Chattanooga, 8-3 No. 1 Alabama, 10-0 PPV
2 ET Georgia Southern, 6-4 Florida, 4-6 PPV
2 ET Florida A&M, 3-8 Bethune-Cookman, 9-2 ESPN Classic
2 ET Eastern Illinois, 10-1 UT-Martin, 7-4 ESPN3.com
2:05 ET Hawaii, 0-10 Wyoming, 4-6 Oceanic PPV
2:05 ET Montana, 9-2 Montana State, 7-4 ROOT
3 ET Georgia State, 0-10 Arkansas State, 6-4 ESPN3.com
3 ET New Mexico State, 1-9 FAU, 4-6 FAUSports.com
3:30 ET No. 5 Oregon, 9-1 Arizona, 6-4 ABC or ESPN2
3:30 ET Idaho, 1-9 No. 2 Florida State, 10-0 ESPNU
3:30 ET No. 12 Texas A&M, 8-2 No. 22 LSU, 7-3 CBS
3:30 ET No. 19 Wisconsin, 8-2 No. 25 Minnesota, 8-2 ESPN
3:30 ET Indiana, 4-6 No. 3 Ohio State, 10-0 ABC or ESPN2
3:30 ET Boston College, 6-4 Maryland, 6-4 FSN, RSN
3:30 ET BYU, 7-3 Notre Dame, 7-3 NBC
3:30 ET Colorado State, 6-5 Utah State, 6-4 CBSSN
3:30 ET Middle Tennessee, 6-4 Southern Miss, 0-10 CSS
3:30 ET Nebraska, 7-3 Penn State, 6-4 BTN
3:30 ET Utah, 4-6 Washington State, 5-5 Pac-12 Network
3:30 ET UTEP, 2-8 Tulane, 6-4 CST
3:30 ET UTSA, 5-5 North Texas, 7-3 Time Warner
3:30 ET South Dakota, 4-7 North Dakota State, 10-0 FOXCS, NBC ND
3:30 ET James Madison, 6-5 Towson, 9-2 NBCSN
4 ET New Mexico, 3-7 No. 15 Fresno State, 9-0 ESPNews
4 ET California, 1-10 No. 9 Stanford, 8-2 FS1
4 ET Sam Houston State, 8-3 Central Arkansas, 6-5 ESPN3.com
4 ET Southeast Missouri State, 3-8 Jacksonville State, 8-3 TV24
5:45 ET Portland State, 6-5 Eastern Washington, 9-2 ROOT
6 ET Marshall, 7-3 FIU, 1-9 FCS
6:30 ET UC Davis, 4-7 Sacramento State, 5-6 CSN
7 ET No. 17 Arizona State, 8-2 No. 14 UCLA, 8-2 FOX
7 ET Kentucky, 2-8 Georgia, 6-4 ESPNU
7 ET SMU, 4-5 USF, 2-7 ESPN3.com
7 ET Tulsa, 2-8 Louisiana Tech, 4-6 CBSSN
7 ET UConn, 0-9 Temple, 1-9 ESPN3.com
7 ET ULM, 5-5 South Alabama, 3-6 Sun Belt Network
7 ET Vanderbilt, 6-4 Tennessee, 4-6 ESPN2
7 ET WKU, 6-4 Texas State, 6-4 LHN
7 ET McNeese State, 9-2 Lamar, 5-6 ESPN3.com
7:45 ET No. 8 Missouri, 9-1 No. 24 Ole Miss, 7-3 ESPN
8 ET Kansas, 3-7 Iowa State, 1-9 FS1
8 ET No. 4 Baylor, 9-0 No. 10 Oklahoma State, 9-1 ABC
9:30 ET No. 23 USC, 8-3 Colorado, 4-6 Pac-12 Network
10:30 ET Washington, 6-4 Oregon State, 6-4 ESPN2
10:30 ET Boise State, 7-3 San Diego State, 6-4 CBSSN
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