Prospect Stalker: Week 1

Written by Mike Daneshgar on September 1, 2011

Nick ToonThe wait is almost over. You can come out of your hibernation now. College football is back. Even though your allegiances may lie with your alma mater, that doesn’t mean their game is the only one worth watching. Broaden your horizons!


What I have found is that I can make even a non-marquee matchup worthwhile by keying in on the guys who could be playing on Sundays in the near future. Here are the nationally televised games that I’ll be watching this weekend, along with which players to watch out for. Also, I’m a nice guy, so no need to grab those media guides; I have their jersey numbers listed right here for you in parentheses.


(Note: Players in bold are also in my 2012 NFL Draft Extravaganza)


Thursday, September 1st at 8:00 PM EST (ESPN)


UNLV Rebels @ (11) Wisconsin Badgers




QB Russell Wilson (#16), WR Nick Toon (#1), G Kevin Zeitler (#70), T Ricky Wagner (#58), T Josh Oglesby (#67), C Peter Konz (#66), S Aaron Henry (#7)






Friday, September 2nd at 8:00 PM (ESPN)


(14) TCU Horned Frogs @ Baylor Bears




QB Robert Griffin III (#10), WR Kendall Wright (#1)




LB Tank Carder (#43), Tanner Brock (#35)



Saturday, September 3rd at 3:30 PM (NBC)


South Florida Bulls at (16) Notre Dame Fighting Irish


Notre Dame


WR Michael Floyd (#3), LB Manti Te’o (#5), S Harrison Smith (#22)


South Florida


S Jerell Young (#1)



Saturday, September 3rd at 3:30 PM (ESPN2/ABC)


Minnesota Golden Gophers at (25) USC Trojans




QB Matt Barkley (#7), TE Rhett Ellison (#40), T Matt Kalil (#75), DE Nick Perry (#8), LB Chris Galippo (#54), S T.J. McDonald (#7)




I’d recommend just watching whichever side of the ball USC is on.



Saturday, September 3rd at 8:00 PM (FX)


Tulsa Hurricane at (1) Oklahoma Sooners




QB Landry Jones(#12), WR Ryan Broyles (#85), DE Ronnell Lewis (#56), LB Travis Lewis (#28, injured)




QB G.J. Kinne (#4)



Saturday, September 3rd at 8:00 PM (ABC)


(3) Oregon Ducks vs (4) LSU Tigers (Dallas, TX)




WR Rueben Randle (#2), LB Ryan Baker (#22), CB Morris Claiborne (#17)




QB Darron Thomas (#1), RB LaMichael James (#21), TE David Paulson (#42), CB Cliff Harris (#13, suspended)



Saturday, September 3rd at 8:00 PM (ESPN)


(5) Boise State Broncos at (19) Georgia Bulldogs




WR Tavarres King (#12), TE Orson Charles (#7), T Cordy Glenn (#71), C Ben Jones (#60), NT Kwame Geathers (#99), CB Brandon Boykin (#2), K Blair Walsh (#57), P Drew Butler (#13)


Boise State


QB Kellen Moore (#11), RB Doug Martin (#22), T Nate Potter (#73), DT Billy Winn (#90)



Sunday, September 4th at 3:30 PM (ESPN)


Marshall Thundering Herd at (24) West Virginia Mountaineers


West Virginia


QB Geno Smith (#12), DE Julian Miller (#97), DE Bruce Irvin (#11), CB Keith Tandy (#25)




DE Vinny Curry (#99)



Monday, September 5th at 8:00 PM (ESPN)


Miami Hurricanes at Maryland Terrapins




LB/S Kenny Tate (#6)




RB Lamar Miller (#6), G Brandon Washington (#72), DT Marcus Forston (#99, suspended), LB Sean Spence (#31, suspended), S Ray-Ray Armstrong (#26, suspended)


Mike Daneshgar

Mike is a contributor to the DraftBreakdown team whose obsession with talent evaluation and teambuilding sprouted from the many failures of his beloved Cleveland Browns. His goal is to one day say that he gets paid to work in football. In between being a Master's student at the University of Florida and working with DraftBreakdown, Mike also writes pieces for the Dynasty staff.

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