2022 NFL Draft: College Game Recaps - Week 7



This section breaks down many college football games each week and highlights how 2022 NFL Draft Prospects have performed.

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  • Arkansas wide receiver Treylon Burks has been excellent in 2021, and in this contest, he was seeing a future NFL cornerback in Auburn's Roger McCreary. Even though they didn't match up against each other a lot, both players managed to have impressing plays that illustrated their next-level abilities.

    To get his game started, Burks took a wide receiver screen downfield for a gain of 20 yards, showing nice quickness and a tough stiff arm to break a tackle for more yardage. In the final seconds before halftime, Burks got open while sitting down in zone coverage and then skied high to make an 11-yard touchdown reception over a defender.

    Early in the third quarter, Burks ran a deep post and used his big body to gain position on the downfield safety. Burks boxed him out and jumped high to make a leaping touchdown grab from 30 yards out. Burks continued to dominate Auburn, including breaking multiple tackles on a receiver screen.

    At the end of third quarter, Burks had a near third touchdown when he had good position on McCreary in the front of the end zone on a quick slant, but McCreary was able to get his hand in to break up the pass. Burks finished the day with nine catches for 109 yards and two touchdowns.

    For the NFL, Burks is more of a possessional receiver. He has mismatch size to outposition defensive backs, is tough after the catch, runs good routes, and has strong, massive hands to help him control the ball on acrobatic catches. He is not a blazer, but he has the ability to get some late separation at times. Separating from NFL defensive backs is the concern, but Burks has starter ability for the next level. He could be a pick in the back half of the first round or the second round in the 2022 NFL Draft.


  • McCreary was solid overall, doing a nice job of running the route and preventing separation. Early in the first quarter, McCreary had a dropped interception. He was in good position, blanketing the receiver, and the pass was very low, about ankle high. McCreary dove down, but the ball went through his hands for an incompletion. In the second half, McCreary had a clutch backup on a two-point conversion attempt. He then flew over in deep zone to break up a pass on a fourth-down late in the fourth quarter.

    If McCreary were a little bigger and taller, he would probably be a sure-fire first-round pick with his cover corner ability. His height, however, could limit him to slot corner as a pro. He might be capable of lining up some on the outside, depending on the matchup, and then also move inside. Because of McCreary's cover skills, he could be a good value as a second-day pick in the 2022 NFL Draft.





  • Other Games

    Away Team Home Team Time TV
    Alabama  at  Mississippi State 10/16/2021 12:00:00 PM
    Florida  at  LSU 10/16/2021 12:00:00 PM
    Clemson  at  Syracuse 10/15/2021 7:00:00 PM ESPN
    California  at  Oregon 10/15/2021 10:30:00 PM ESPN
    Auburn  at  Arkansas 10/16/2021 12:00:00 PM
    Kentucky  at  Georgia 10/16/2021 12:00:00 PM
    Appalachian State  at  Louisiana 10/12/2021 7:30:00 PM ESPN2
    Navy  at  Memphis 10/14/2021 7:30:00 PM ESPN
    Georgia Southern  at  South Alabama 10/14/2021 7:30:00 PM ESPNU
    Marshall  at  North Texas 10/15/2021 7:00:00 PM CBSSN



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    2022 NFL Draft: College Football Game Recaps - Week 0
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    2022 NFL Draft: College Football Game Recaps - Week 2
    2022 NFL Draft: College Football Game Recaps - Week 3
    2022 NFL Draft: College Football Game Recaps - Week 4
    2022 NFL Draft: College Football Game Recaps - Week 5
    2022 NFL Draft: College Football Game Recaps - Week 6
    2022 NFL Draft: College Football Game Recaps - Week 7
    2022 NFL Draft: College Football Game Recaps - Week 8
    2022 NFL Draft: College Football Game Recaps - Week 9
    2022 NFL Draft: College Football Game Recaps - Week 10
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