Florida vs Florida State 12PM EST
a tough year for the Seminoles closes out with a
win over arch-rival Florida it would make many Seminole supporters temporarily
forget the disappointment of '06.
While FSU has had their offensive woes this
season they still have a trio of NFL-prospects at the receiver position.
Chris Davis has really improved his game and
reminds many of a poor man's Willie Reid (drafted by the Steelers in the third
round last April). Greg Carr is in the midst of a disappointing
season but has shown himself to be a terrific red-zone
threat. De'Cody Fagg has improved through an injury plagued
offers great size. As underclassmen both Fagg and Carr are expected to return
to be potential first day selections in '08 while Davis is a late round pick.
Florida's has a talented secondary starting
with versatile Reggie Nelson. A terrific cover-man who can be used at
safety or cornerback, Nelson grades as a potential first round pick if he enters
the draft as expected. Senior corner Reggie Lewis also grades high on
several boards around the league.
South Carolina vs Clemson 12PM ESPN
Another inter-state rivalry which provides a
good battle on the line of scrimmage.
Clemson has had some solid play from their
interior offensive line. Guard Nathan Bennett has shown a lot of improvement
dominating the opposition on a weekly basis. Center Dustin Fry
has been consistent and efficient on the pivot. Both are late round picks.
Stanley Doughty can be a
disruptive force on the inside and creates a lot of havoc in the opposition's
backfield. Only a junior, Doughty is talking about entering the draft after this season. A middle round pick, he'll produce in the NFL if
he improves his consistency.
South Florida vs West Virginia 12 PM ESPN2
West Virginia hopes to capture a BSC bowl bid
with two more wins while South Florida wants to secure a second consecutive bowl
It will be up to the Bulls linebackers to try
and slow down WVU's potent running attack.
Stephen Nicholas is one of
the nation's most underrated players at his position. The athletic
Nicholas, who leads the team in tackles and presently ranks fifth in the
conference in the category, is proficient as a run defender or in pass
to be a late round pick, the faster Nicholas
runs in pre-draft testing the earlier he will be selected.
Louisville vs Pittsburgh 3:30 PM ESPN
Still another game with major implications in
the Big East conference.
This will be a great test for
Brian Brohm, who
comes off some unsettling performances recently. It can be a
statement game for red-shirt sophomore wide out Mario Urrutia, who is expected to enter
Brohm has not withstood pressure well this
season, something that Pittsburgh does well. He's been watching out for pass
rushers recently rather than looking downfield for pass receivers.
An imposing target, Urrutia has terrific size
for the receiver position. Also a sturdy pass catcher, he'll make the
tough catch in a crowd, take a pounding then hold onto the ball. Urrutia
needs to improve the details of his game. A poor route runner, he
also likes to peek up the field and run before he's caught the ball.
face one of the top NFL-prospects at cornerback.
is establishing himself as one
of the nation's premiere cornerbacks as well as a game-impacting return
specialist. Revis consistently comes up big during the games important
moments. Expected to enter the draft Revis will be a top 25 selection and
the second corner drafted next April.
Revis will pounce if either Brohm or Urrutia slip-up.
East Carolina vs North Carolina State 7PM
One more game with a big battle in the
Several opinions have East Carolina receiver
moving up draft boards. A productive wide out, Allision has registered
56-receptions and 612-receiving yards in nine games this season. Injury
and questions about motivation have dogged Allison through college but his natural talent is
Saturday he faces another naturally gifted
prospect in Wolfpack corner A.J. Davis. Possessing outstanding size-speed
numbers (5'10"-186lbs-4.45) for cornerback, Davis has flashed skill but
lacks overall consistency to his game. Against Georgia Tech he was torched
by Calvin Johnson for the game winning score.
Either player could improve their draft stock
with a good performance on Saturday.