2022 NFL Draft: College Game Previews - Week 3



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

By Charlie Campbell.
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Purdue at Notre Dame; Saturday, Sept. 18, 2:30 PM ET NBC

The Prospects:
    Purdue
  • DE George Karlaftis, No. 5
  • FB Zander Horvath, No. 40
  • OT Greg Long, No. 69
  • LB Jaylen Alexander
  • DE Demarcus Mitchell

    Notre Dame
  • SS Kyle Hamilton, No. 14
  • DT Myron Tavovailoa-Amosa, No. 95
  • QB Jack Coan, No. 17
  • LB Shayne Simon, No. 33
  • DT Jayson Ademilola, No. 57
  • FS Houston Griffith, No. 3
  • LB Drew White, No. 40
  • CB Tariq Bracy, No. 28
  • K Jonathan Doerer, No. 39
  • WR Avery Davis, No. 3


The Matchups: The Notre Dame offensive line struggled with Florida State in Week 1, so it will be interesting to see how Karlaftis does against the Fighting Irish. Notre Dame safety Kyle Hamilton is a potential high first-rounder who is a special and fun player to watch.



Game Recap Analysis

USC at Washington State; Saturday, Sept. 18, 3:30 PM ET FOX

The Prospects:
    USC
  • DE Drake Jackson, No. 99
  • WR Drake London, No. 15
  • FS Isaiah Pola-Moa, No. 21
  • RB Keontay Ingram, No. 28
  • OT Jalen McKenzie, No. 70
  • WR Kadarrian Nixon, No. 21
  • RB Vavae Malepeai, No. 6
  • TE Erik Krommenhoek, No. 84
  • CB Greg Johnson, No. 1
  • QB Kedon Slovis, No. 9

    Washington State
  • OT Abraham Lucas, No. 72
  • RB Max Borgi, No. 21
  • QB Jarrett Guarantano, No. 18
  • LB Jahad Woods, No. 13
  • RB Deon McIntosh, No. 3
  • SS Daniel Isom, No. 3
  • CB Jaylen Watson, No. 0
  • OT Liam Ryan, No. 63


The Matchups: Hopefully Trojans edge rusher Drake Jackson lines up against Cougars tackle Abraham Lucasm as that could be one of the tougher tests Lucas could see this season. Both Jackson and Lucas could be early-round picks for the 2022 NFL Draft. washington State has some mid- to late-round potential in its secondary, so it would help USC wideout Drake London to show the ability to separate from them. London is a big physical receiver, but from NFL scouts have concerns about his speed and ability to separate. Both teams have quarterbacks are worth watching because they have the potential to rise .



Game Recap Analysis

Alabama at Florida; Saturday, Sept. 18, 3:30 PM ET CBS

The Prospects:
    Alabama
  • OT Evan Neal, No. 73
  • CB Josh Jobe, No. 28
  • WR John Metchie III, No. 8
  • WR Jameson Williams, No. 1
  • TE Cameron Latu, No. 81
  • LB Henry To'oTo'o, No. 10
  • DT Phidarian Mathis, No. 48
  • DT LaBryan Ray, No. 18
  • DT D.J. Dale, No. 94
  • LB Christian Harris, No. 8
  • FS Daniel Wright, No. 3
  • RB Brian Robinson, No. 4
  • C Christopher Owens, No. 79

    Florida
  • CB Kaiir Elam, No. 5
  • OLB Brenton Cox Jr., No. 1
  • DT Zachary Carter, No. 6
  • LB Ventrell Miller, No. 51
  • RB Malik Davis, No. 20
  • OLB Jeremiah Moon, No. 7
  • DT Daquan “Red” Newkirk, No. 44
  • SS Trey Dean, No. 00
  • RB Dameon Pierce, No. 27
  • DT Antonio Valentino, No. 55
  • OT Jean Delance, No. 56
  • G Stewart Reese, No. 51
  • WR Jacob Copeland, No. 1
  • WR Justin Shorter, No. 4
  • TE Kemore Gamble, No. 2


The Matchups: There will be a lot of good NFL talent going head-to-head in this game. Alabama moved Evan Neal to left tackle this year, and in the SEC Championship last season, the Gators' edger rushers gave him a lot of problems. It will be interesting to see how Neal handles Brenton Cox and Zachary Carter in the rematch. Another great matchup of early-round talent will be Gators cornerback Kaiir Elam and safety Trey Dean perform against the Crimson Tide's stellar receiving weapons in John Metchie III, Jameson Williams and Cameron Latu.



Game Recap Analysis

Auburn at Penn State; Saturday, Sept. 18, 7:30 PM ET ABC

The Prospects:
    Auburn
  • CB Roger McCreary, No. 23
  • FS Smoke Monday, No. 21
  • LB Zakoby McClain, No. 9
  • RB Shaun Shivers, No. No. 4
  • C Nick Brahms, No. 52
  • G Brandon Council, No. 71
  • K Anders Carlson, No. 26
  • G Tashawn Manning, No. 56
  • OT Brodarious Hamm, No. 59

    Penn State
  • LB Brandon Smith, No. 12
  • WR Jahan Dotson, No. 5
  • OT Rasheed Walker, No. 53
  • CB Tariq Castro-Fields, No. 5
  • DE Arnold Ebiketie, No. 17
  • FS Jaquan Brisker, No. 1
  • LB Jesse Luketa, No. 40
  • RB John Lovett, No. 23
  • DT Patrick Mustipher, No. 97
  • DT Derrick Tangelo, No. 54
  • LB Ellis Brooks, No. 13
  • QB Sean Clifford, No. 14
  • P Jordan Stout, No. 98
  • G Michael Miranda, No. 73


The Matchups: This game has some excellent NFL matchups, and the best one is Tigers cornerback Roger McCreary taking on Nittany Lions wide receiver Jahan Dotson. Both are early-round talents, and Penn State has other good young receivers to test McCreary when he isn't lined up against Dotson. This will be an important tape for McCreary. Another good matchup is Penn State linebacker Brandon Smith taking on the Auburn rushing attack. Shaun Shivers leads a tough Tigers ground unit that will test Smith as a run defender.




Other Notable Games

Based on Prospects we've Mocked

Away Team Home Team Time TV
Ohio  at  Louisiana 9/16/2021 8:00:00 PM ESPN
Central Florida  at  Louisville 9/17/2021 7:30:00 PM ESPN
Maryland  at  Illinois 9/17/2021 9:00:00 PM FS1
UAB  at  North Texas 9/18/2021 12:00:00 PM
East Carolina  at  Marshall 9/18/2021 12:00:00 PM
Eastern Michigan  at  Massachusetts 9/18/2021 12:00:00 PM
Ball State  at  Wyoming 9/18/2021 12:00:00 PM
South Carolina State  at  New Mexico State 9/18/2021 12:00:00 PM
Chattanooga  at  Kentucky 9/18/2021 12:00:00 PM SECN+
Southeast Missouri State  at  Missouri 9/18/2021 12:00:00 PM SECN+



Other Weeks:

2022 NFL Draft: College Football Game Recaps - Week 0
2022 NFL Draft: College Football Game Recaps - Week 1
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
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