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College football Week 7: Giants scouting the Ducks, and other games to watch

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The Giants are among several teams looking at Oregon’s Justin Herbert

Oregon v California Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images

Happy Saturday, everyone! This week has already gotten off to a dismal start for fans of the New York Giants, as they wasted their last opportunity and saw their season once again slip away in October.

The good news is that with the bad news out of the way we are free to enjoy some great college football matchups this week, without worrying about what Sunday may hold.

This week features a trio matchups with prospects that the Giants could definitely use on both offense and defense.

(2) Georgia at (13) LSU

CBS - 3:30 p.m.

The Giants will be scouting this game.

Our first game of the day features an SEC throw down between one of the best teams in the country, with one of the best quarterbacks, and one of the best defenses in the country.

Jake Fromm (I always want to add “State Farm”) won’t be eligible for the draft until 2020, but if the Giants once again bypass a quarterback early in the draft, and opt to add to their offensive or defensive line, he should be highly considered the following year. He doesn’t have an overpowering arm, but Fromm is poised, used to pressure situations, and has a quick, accurate throwing motion.

As befitting the number two team in the land, Georgia also has plenty of defenders worth watching. Meanwile, the LSU has defenders worth watching at all three levels between DT Edwin Alexander, ILB Devin White, and CB Greedy Williams — who might be the best cornerback in the country. Also, offensive guard Garrett Brumfield is worth watching for a team that desperately needs a few offensive linemen.

Prospects to watch

Georgia

  • Jake Fromm (QB)
  • Jonathan Ledbetter (DL/EDGE)
  • D’Andre Walker (EDGE)
  • Deandre Baker (CB)
  • J.R. Reed (S)

LSU

  • Greedy Williams (CB)
  • Devin White (ILB)
  • Edwin Alexander (DT)
  • Garrett Brumfield (OG)

(7) Washington at (17) Oregon

ESPN, ABC - 3:30 p.m.

The Giants will be scouting this game.

Justin Herbert will be the name on many Giants’ fans’ lips after Eli Manning’s performances in weeks 2, 4, and 6. The big quarterback from Oregon is an excellent athlete who has shown poise, good decision making, plus ball placement, and excellent arm strength this season. A red-shirt junior, Herbert has gone from “sleeper” to the top of the QB depth chart and a potential No. 1 overall pick should he declare for the 2019 NFL draft.

Herbert leads the top scoring offense in the Pac 12, and this week goes against the conference’s top scoring defense. This game could go a long way toward determining Herbert’s draft stock.

Prospects to watch

Washington

  • Kaleb McGary (OT)
  • JoJo McIntosh (S)
  • Taylor Rapp (S)
  • Myles Bryant (CB)
  • Jordan Miller (CB)

Oregon

  • Justin Herbert (QB)
  • Jalen Jelks (EDGE)

(12) Michigan at (15) Wisconsin

ABC - 7:30 p.m.

Our evening game has fodder for those who want a quarterback in the draft as well as those who would want to improve the Giants’ woeful offensive line. Quarterback Shea Patterson was the best passer in the SEC in seven games as the starter for Mississippi before suffering an injury and transferring to Michigan. He is an undersized player, but has a quick release and the ability to extend plays and make plays when things break down. Michigan also boasts EDGE player Rashan Gary, who is considered one of the top EDGE prospects in a loaded class.

On the other side of the ball, Wisconsin remains one of college football’s premier OL factories. Giants fans will want to pay attention right tackle David Edwards, a former tight end turned big OT who specializes in blowing open holes in the run game. His linemates Tyler Biadasz and John Dietzen are maulers as well, and bear watching for a Giants’ squad in need of multiple linemen.

Players to watch

Michigan

  • Shea Patterson (QB)
  • Rashan Gary (DE/EDGE)
  • Khaleke Hudson (S)

Wisconsin

  • David Edwards (RT)
  • Tyler Biadasz (OC)
  • John Dietzen (G)
  • T.J. Edwards (ILB)