2021 NFL Draft Prospect Matchup Preview – Week 10

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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BYU vs. Boise State; Friday, Nov. 6, 9:45 PM ET FS1

The Prospects:
  • BYU QB Zach Wilson, No. 1
  • BYU C James Empey, No. 66
  • BYU G Tristen Hoge, No. 69
  • BYU OT Brady Christensen, No. 67
  • BYU DT Khyiris Tonga, No. 95

  • Boise State TE John Bates, No. 85
The Matchups: The changing schedule took away some tough opponents for BYU, so Boise State could be one of the more difficult matchups for BYU quarterback Zach Wilson. Wilson has been dominant this year and has really helped himself.

Arizona State vs. USC; Saturday, Nov. 7, 12:00 PM ET FOX

The Prospects:
  • Arizona State WR Frank Darby, No. 4

  • USC RB Vavae Malepeai, No. 29
  • USC WR Tyler Vaughns, No. 21
  • USC WR Amon-Ra St. Brown, No. 8
The Matchups: With the Pac-12 finally starting their 2020 season, there will be some quality receivers prospects on display in this matchup. Unfortunately the top prospect, USC defensive tackle Jay Tufele, opted out of the 2020 season.

Florida vs. Georgia; Saturday, Nov. 7, 3:30 PM ET CBS

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

  • Georgia RB Zamir White, No. 3
  • Georgia LB Monty Rice, No. 32
  • Georgia LB Azeez Ojulari, No. 13
  • Georgia DT Jordan Davis, No. 99
  • Georgia S Richard LeCounte, No. 2
  • Georgia CB Tyson Campbell, No. 3
  • Georgia CB D.J. Daniel, No. 14
  • Georgia CB Eric Stokes, No. 27
The Matchups: This rivalry game will feature some excellent NFL talent going head-to-head. Georgia cornerback Tyson Campbell and safety Richard LeCounte could be first-round picks, and they will see a potential top-20 talent in Gators tight end Kyle Pitts and an early-round receiver in Kadarius Toney. Florida quarterback Kyle Trask will also be a challenge for the Georgia secondary with his accurate and efficient play. Whoever gets the better of these matchups could really help their draft stock.

Texas Tech vs. TCU; Saturday, Nov. 7, 3:30 PM ET FS1

The Prospects:
  • Texas Tech WR T.J. Vasher, No. 9

  • TCU S Trevon Moehrig, No. 7
  • TCU S Ar’Darius Washington, No. 24
The Matchups: Vasher has a great skill set that he has not produced up to during his college career. The TCU safety duo will be challenged by the size and speed of Vasher, so whoever gets the better of this matchup could help their draft grade.

Texas A&M vs. South Carolina; Saturday, Nov. 7, 7:00 PM ET ESPN

The Prospects:
  • 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

  • South Carolina LB Sherrod Greene, No. 44
  • South Carolina CB Israel Mukuamu, No. 24
  • South Carolina CB Jaycee Horn, No. 1
The Matchups: Mond is a streaky quarterback who has a good skill set, but he can struggle with accuracy and consistency. Taking on a pair of future NFL cornerbacks, Mond will need to avoid turnovers and manage the game well against a gritty South Carolina defense.

Clemson vs. Notre Dame; Saturday, Nov. 7, 7:30 PM ET NBC

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 CB Deion Kendrick, No. 1

  • Notre Dame OT Liam Eichenberg, No.74
  • Notre Dame G Tommy Kraemer, No.78
  • Notre Dame OLB Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah, No.6
  • Notre Dame OLB Daelin Hayes, No.9
  • Notre Dame DE Adetokunbo Ogundeji, No.91
  • Notre Dame QB Ian Book, No.12
The Matchups: The best matchup in this game would have been Trevor Lawrence and Etienne going against a tough Notre Dame defense, but Lawrence has been ruled out after a positive test for COVID-19. Owusu-Koramoah will be tested by Clemson’s elite running back, and if Owusu-Koramoah plays well, the performance could really help him. Etienne will be challenged as well, and he has had a streak of fumbles lately. This is the top defense he could see during the regular season, and perhaps all year, so it would help Etienne to run tough against the Fighting Irish.

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