2021 NFL Draft Prospect Matchup Preview – Week 15

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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Georgia vs. Missouri; Saturday, Dec. 12, 12:00 PM ET SECN

The Prospects:
  • 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

  • Missouri RB Larry Rountree, No. 34
  • Missouri DT Akial Byers, No. 97
  • Missouri LB Nick Bolton, No. 32
  • Missouri S Tyree Gillespie, No. 9
The Matchups: This matchup has a good battle in the ground game. Bolton is a future pro linebacker who will be tested by the Georgia potent rushing attack led by White. On the other side of the ball, Rountree will see a good test with the Georgia defensive front.

North Carolina vs. Miami; Saturday, Dec. 12, 3:30 PM ET ABC

The Prospects:
  • Miami DE Quincy Roche, No. 2
  • Miami DE Jaelen Phillips, No. 15
  • Miami S Bubba Bolden, No. 21
  • Miami TE Brevin Jordan, No. 9

  • North Carolina RB Javonte Williams, No. 25
  • North Carolina RB Michael Carter, No. 8
  • North Carolina WR Dazz Newsome, No. 5
  • North Carolina LB Chazz Surratt, No. 21
  • North Carolina LB Tomon Fox, No. 12
The Matchups: NFL teams that need linebacker help will be very interested in this game. Surratt and Fox will have their coverage skills challenged by Jordan, as the Miami receiving tight end presents mismatch problems for defenses. Similarly, Javonte Williams has been a tough runner this year, and the undersized Roche will have his run defense tested by Williams and the North Carolina running back tandem.

Wisconsin vs. Iowa; Saturday, Dec. 12, 12:00 PM ET ABC

The Prospects:
  • Iowa DT Daviyon Nixon, No. 54
  • Iowa OT Alaric Jackson, No. 77
  • Iowa RB Mekhi Sargent, No. 21
  • Iowa DT Daviyon Nixon, No. 54
  • Iowa WR Ihmir Smith-Marsette, No. 89
  • Iowa WR Brandon Smith, No. 3

  • Wisconsin DE Isaiahh Loudermilk, No. 99
  • Wisconsin TE Jake Ferguson, No. 84
The Matchups: Even though the Badgers don’t have top offensive line prospects for the 2021 NFL Draft, Wisconsin is always reliable to produce a good line, and the Badgers should be one of the tougher tests that Nixon will see this year. He has been a dangerous interior rusher this year, and it would help him to produce a good tape against the Badgers.

LSU vs Florida; Saturday, Dec. 12, 7:00 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

  • LSU OLB Jabril Cox, No. 19
  • LSU ILB Damone Clark, No. 35
  • LSU G Ed Ingram, No. 70
  • LSU DL Neil Farrell, No. 92
  • LSU RB Chris Curry, No. 24
  • LSU RT Austin Deculus, No. 76
The Matchups: This game features a good matchup in the trenches with Tigers guard Ed Ingram taking on Gators nose tackle Tedarrell Slaton. Florida has a dynamic passing attack with Trask, Pitts and Toney. LSU cornerback Derek Stingley is not eligible for the 2021 NFL Draft, but he is a fantastic cover corner, so it will be interesting for NFL scouts to see how Pitts, Toney, Copeland and Grimes perform against Stingley.

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