College Football Picks (2011 Season): 3-2 (+$50) College Football Picks (2010 Season): 37-31-2 (+$190) College Football Picks (2009 Season): 34-34-2 (-$3,820) College Football Picks (2008 Season): 49-38 (+$3,020)
By the way, the fourth-annual Walter/Joker Annual Challenge is on, as I'll be competing with the Joker's College Picks. We each pick five games and see who does the best each week.
Mississippi State at Auburn Line: Mississippi State by 7. Saturday, 12:20 p.m.
As a disclaimer, don't go nuts with my college football picks. I'm much better at picking NFL games; I'm just doing these upon request. Follow @walterfootball for updates.
Mississippi State is the real deal. I don't think they'll have any issues with an Auburn team that must have forgotten to pay some talented players this spring. Or maybe they ran out of money after Cam Newton took it all?
College Football Pick: Mississippi State -7 (2 Units) -- Correct; -$220
TCU at Air Force Line: TCU by 2. Saturday, 3:30 p.m.
I don't expect TCU to be on its A-game after losing to Baylor last week. I don't think they'll be prepared for an Air Force squad that is pretty solid.
College Football Pick: Air Force +2 (1 Unit) -- Incorrect; -$110
BYU at Texas Line: Texas by 7. Saturday, 7:00 p.m.
I like the idea of getting points with a more veteran team. BYU has many more starters returning than Texas, so I'll take the touchdown.
College Football Pick: BYU +7 (3 Units) -- Correct; +$300
Utah at USC Line: USC by 9. Saturday, 7:30 p.m.
If last week's near-loss to Minnesota wasn't clear enough, USC is really overrated.
College Football Pick: Utah +9 (1 Unit) -- Correct; +$100
Notre Dame at Michigan Line: Notre Dame by 3.5. Saturday, 8:00 p.m.
Speaking of overrated, Notre Dame won't be at 100 percent after its inexplicable loss to South Florida. Playing a night game at Michigan is going to be brutal.
College Football Pick: Michigan +3.5 (3 Units) -- Correct; +$300
@Black&Gold Problem is that you see Eli and Cobi as solid backups. Truth is that Eli is number 2 and Cobi is our number 3. They aren't backups, but starters. So what you're saying is that we have no true number 2, but see no need in drafting a receiver? What D line depth are you thinking? DE or NT? Have you seen what LT Walton has done? Remember he's only in his second year.
@Steelr Fan 3:16 Coates was supposed to be plan B at number 2 with the uncertainty of Bryant. You make the case that he's a one trick pony and not a 50 catch per season wide-out, so does that scream out as a option for number 2? What gives you hope about Green? I hope he does end up staying on the field, but so far in his career he hasn't be able to do that. I like James, but if he goes down you trust Grimble? He can't block, and hasn't been reliable in the pass game. He did mess his ribs up with a nice touchdown reception a few weeks ago. That still doesn't mean he can pick up and be an impact if James would not be able to go. We have 7 picks in this draft. The first I hope goes OLB. We are good at CB with Burnes and @[email protected] will be challenged hopefully by Golson. Loser of the battle would be a good slot corner. Golson lacks length so they may throw him in the slot role anyways. LT Walton has been more than solid at DE. If Heyward or Tuitt can't go a few weeks during the season then I have faith in LT to get the job done. I like Chickillo and Moates at OLB. They have started and played solid. Williams and Dirty Red at backup ILB is good depth that any team would love. Safety we have Golden and Dangerfield. Both have started any didn't miss a beat. Offensive line? Yeah, we're good there. You say we're good at tight end and WR, so with or final 6 picks we're going what exactly? A RB would be nice with Williams age. A backup that won't see the field unless God forbid Bell gets hurt is a wasted pick anywhere in the top 4 rounds. Maybe 5th would be suffice. That's 2 picks gone and 5 to go. A backup QB of the future would be nice. Four to go. A special teamed lol? Warren, Boswell, and Berry are really good.
Mock I have been developing in various iterations. Did a trade, and was drafting based on data I've gathered via watching college games, NFL games, reading mock drafts, and my own internal evaluations. Please, feedback is always welcome.