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College Gameday: Steelers 2022 Potential NFL Draft Prospects and Open Thread

College football is back and so we start the look into the 2022 prospect watch list

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: SEP 18 Tulane at Ole Miss Photo by Chris McDill/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Welcome to Week 5 of the college football season

The Clemson Tigers have fallen out of the Top 10 for the first time in 97 weeks and nearly fell out of the Top 25 after losing to N.C. State.

There are some solid matchups this week, two sets of Top 10 matchups and the front runner for the Heisman Trophy, Matt Corral is set to battle with the number one team in the nation.

Can the Cincinnati Bearcats make a push to get themselves into the College Playoff discussion. A win against the Irish would certainly help their resume. The Razorbacks are coming off a huge win against then No. 7 Texas A&M, no time to pat yourself on the back, the second ranked Georgia Bulldogs are waiting in Athens.


Upset Alert

Every now and again I like to throw in an upset. After giving the Bearcats a scare two weeks ago, I’m thinking a scrappy Hoosier team will go into Happy Valley and upset the #4 Penn State Nittany Lions. That game can be seen on ABC at 7:30pm.

Another decent match up has Nevada at Boise State. Looking for a quarterback this game has a pair of talented signal callers. Carson Strong has been talked about as being a possible 1st round draft pick and while Hank Bachmeier may stay in school he is very fun watch. Nevada also has Romeo Doubs at WR, who has put himself in position to be possibly drafted in the Top 100 in the upcoming draft. Doubs possesses nice explosion off the line along with the size and athleticism to make plays deep down the field. Needs to diversify his route tree. This game can be seen on Fox Sports 1 at 3:30pm

And for you Pitt Panther fans, don’t look now but Kenny Pickett is slowly making his way up draft boards!


Arkansas Razorbacks #8 at Georgia Bulldogs #2 Noon on ESPN

Arkansas

Treylon Burks #16 WR 6’3” 225lbs - Continues to show the country why he should be considered a first round selection

Jalen Catalon #1 SAF 5’11” 200lbs

Myron Cunningham #76 OT 6’5” 325lbs

Ricky Stromberg #51 C 6’4” 310lbs

John Ridgeway #99 IDL 6’6” 325lbs


Georgia

Jamaree Salyer #69 IOL 6’4” 325

Adam Anderson #19 EDGE 6’5” 230lbs

Jordan Davis #99 IDL 6’5” 330lbs

Derion Kendrick #1 CB 6’ 190lbs

Nolan Smith #4 EDGE 6’3” 235lbs

Nakobe Dean #17 ILB 6’ 225lbs


Cincinnati Bearcats #7 at Notre Dame Fighting Irish #9 2:30PM NBC

Cincinnati

Desmond Ridder #9 QB 6’4” 225lbs

Myjai Sanders #21 EDGE 6’5” 255lbs

Ahmad Gardner #12 CB 6’2” 200lbs

Coby Bryant #7 CB 6’1” 198lbs

Darrian Beavers #0 LB 6’4 ‘ 255lbs


Notre Dame

Kyle Hamilton #14 SAF 6’4” 220lbs

Kyren Williams #23 RB 5’9” 199lbs -

Jarrett Patterson #55 IOL 6’5” 307lbs


Ole Miss Rebels #12 at Alabama Crimson Tide #1 3:330pm CBS

Ole Miss

Matt Corral #2 QB 6’1” 205lbs - I’ll start by saying that I’m not sure if Matt Corral could fit into Matt Canada’s system simply because I don’t think the Steelers have(or can) run it. I will say that watching Matt Corral play is very entertaining. I heard the term “orchestrates” attached to the young man when describing how he runs the Ole Miss offense. I’ll add that he’s very efficient and he does a great job staying in sync with down and distance. Corral has great zip on the ball and can make throws to all quadrants of the field. Mobile enough to avoid pressure and pick up yardage with his feet. I like his ball fakes on the RPO’s. The one knock, he will at times stare down his target and the second is his height. If that’s something you can live with then Corral may be to your liking. It doesn’t matter to Colbert because he has had a supposed visit to Chapel Hill looking at the Carolina signal caller. Give me Matt Corral over Sam Howell any day every day. Seen a few interviews of the young man and he is a very likable kid. Has a big game in front of him with Bama and as of now he is the front runner to win the Heisman Trophy.

Nick Broeker #64 OT 6’5” 305lbs

Dontario Drummond #11 WR 6’1” 220lbs

Sam Williams #7 EDGE 6’4” 265lbs

Lakia Henry #0 ILB 5’11” 230lbs

Johnathan Mingo #1 WR 6’2” 225lbs

Ben Brown #55 IOL 6’5” 315lbs


Alabama

John Metchie lll #8 WR 6’ 195lbs

Evan Neal #73 OT 6’7” 360lbs - He’s a big man and we have issues on the offensive line and once again we have no idea where we are picking at in 2022. Keeping all options open

Phidarian Mathis #48 IDL 6’4” 312lbs

Jordan Battle #9 SAF 6’1” 210lbs - Knocked for his tackling, if he can work on technique and finish off plays, he is an interesting player.

Christian Harris #8 ILB 6’2” 232lbs

Henry To’o -To’o #10 ILB 6’2” 228lbs

Josh Jobe #28 CB 6’1” 194lbs


Baylor Bears #21 at Oklahoma State Cowboys #19 7:00pm ESPN2

Baylor

Terrel Bernard #2 ILB 6’1” 222lbs

Raleigh Texada #3 CB 5’10” 188lbs

Siaki Ika #62 IDL 6’4’ 350lbs

Jalen Pitre #8 SAF 6’ 197lbs


Oklahoma St.

Dezmon Jackson #27 RB 5’11 220lbs

Josh Sills #72 IOL 6”5” 325lbs

Tre Sterling lll #3 SAF 5’11 205lbs

Kolby Harvell-Peel #31 SAF 5’ 210lbs


Let us know what games you are watching today and what prospects you would like to see in the Black and Gold. And as always Stay Safe and Go Steelers!