2021 NFL Draft Prospect Matchup Preview - Week 6





Want to get to know the draft prospects for the 2021 NFL Draft? This weekly column breaks down the best matchups to watch each week in college football.

By Charlie Campbell.
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Florida vs. Texas A&M; Saturday, Oct. 10, 12:00 PM ET ESPN

The Prospects:
  • Florida QB Kyle Trask, No. 11
  • Florida TE Kyle Pitts, No. 84
  • Florida WR Kadarius Toney, No. 1
  • Florida WR Jacob Copeland, No. 15
  • Florida WR Trevon Grimes, No. 8
  • Florida LT Stone Forsythe, No. 72
  • Florida DE Brenton Cox, No. 1
  • Florida DT Tedarrell Slaton, No. 56
  • Florida LB Ventrell Miller, No. 51
  • Florida S Shawn Davis, No. 6


  • Texas A&M QB Kellen Mond, No. 11
  • Texas A&M OT Carson Green, No. 54
  • Texas A&M OT Dan Moore, No. 65
  • Texas A&M ILB Buddy Johnson, No. 1
  • Texas A&M CB Myles Jones, No. 0
  • Texas A&M DT Bobby Brown III, No. 5
The Matchups: Two quarterback prospects will be going head-to-head here. Trask has played extremely well through two games, with Pitts and Toney dominating the competition. Florida's defense has had a lot of problems this year, so Mond could produce a good game against the Gators. Mond needs to play well after underwhelming in the first two games. If Trask continues to produce wins and big numbers, he could be a high riser over the course of the 2020 season. Playing well at Kyle Field would help Trask.




Oklahoma vs. Texas; Saturday, Oct. 10, 12:00 PM ET FOX

The Prospects:
  • Oklahoma C Creed Humphrey, No. 56
  • Oklahoma WR Charleston Rambo, No. 14
  • Oklahoma OT Adrian Ealy, No. 59
  • Oklahoma CB Tre Brown, No. 6


  • Texas S Caden Sterns, No. 7
  • Texas DB Josh Thompson, No. 9
  • Texas C Derek Kerstetter, No. 68
  • Texas QB Sam Ehlinger, No. 11
  • Texas OT Sam Cosmi, No. 52
The Matchups: The Sooners don't have as much draft talent this year as in recent years, but they have some young talent on their defense who will present a good test for Longhorns quarterback Sam Ehlinger. Ehlinger and Texas need to bounce back after getting upset by TCU. Cosmi is likely to be the first player drafted from either team, as he could go in the first round next April in the 2021 NFL Draft.




Florida State vs. Notre Dame; Saturday, Oct. 10, 7:00 PM ET NBC

The Prospects:
  • Florida State DT Marvin Wilson, No. 21
  • Florida State DT Corey Durden, No. 16
  • Florida State DE Joshua Kaindoh, No. 13
  • Florida State DE Janarius Robinson, No. 11
  • Florida State S Hamsah Nasirildeen, No. 5
  • Florida State CB Asante Samuel, No. 26
  • Florida State Tamorrion Terry, No. 5


  • Notre Dame OT Liam Eichenberg, No.74
  • Notre Dame G Tommy Kraemer, No.78
  • Notre Dame OLB Daelin Hayes, No.9
  • Notre Dame DE Adetokunbo Ogundeji, No.91
  • Notre Dame QB Ian Book, No.12
The Matchups: This game has the potential for a good draft matchup in the trenches between Kaindoh and Eichenberg. If Eichenberg gets the better of the Seminole defensive linemen, that could help Eichenberg's draft grade. Marvin Wilson and Tamorrion Terry have had disappointing starts to the 2020 season, and they both could use bounceback performances against Notre Dame.




Miami vs. Clemson; Saturday, Oct. 10, 7:30 PM ET ABC

The Prospects:
  • Clemson QB Trevor Lawrence, No. 16
  • Clemson RB Travis Etienne, No. 9
  • Clemson WR Amari Rodgers, No. 3
  • Clemson G Jackson Carman, No. 79
  • Clemson DE Xavier Thomas, No. 3
  • Clemson XB Deion Kendrick, No. 1


  • Miami EDGE Quincy Roche, No. 2
  • Miami S Bubba Bolden, No. 21
  • Miami TE Brevin Jordan, No. 9
The Matchups: Clemson has an easy schedule, so Miami might be the toughest opponent who Lawrence will see before postseason action. Lawrence is the top prospect for the 2021 NFL Draft. and it would be a shock if he is not the No. 1-overall pick. Bubba Bolden is having a breakout year for the Hurricanes, and he is going to see a huge test with Lawrence, Travis Etienne, and the Clemson receivers. Quincy Roche is a potential mid-rounder who needs a big game to help himself, and Brevin Jordan could be a second-day pick.






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