2023 NFL Draft: Week 3 college football prospect preview and live chat

Week 3 of the college football season is here whether or not you recovered from the craziness of last weekend. Similar to last week, there is not a single heavyweight match. Texas A&M The 13th-ranked Miami encounter looked encouraging until the Aggies dropped their game against the Appalachian State last week. Still—it’s a must-watch rating match with A&M holding it string in 24th place in the Top 25. The 2022 group of five darlings, No. 12 BYU25, Oregon takes Eugene in a mid-afternoon game. SMU Travel to Maryland is the under-the-radar match you need to have your eyes on on this list. Let’s talk predictions and our game for this week as we hit the quarter mark of the regular college football season.


Threats Deep in DC – WR Rashee Rice (SMU) vs. WRs Dontay Demus, Jacob Copeland and Rakim Jarrett (Maryland)

If you like attack, this is the game you need to watch in week 3. And if you want to bet, spam over 73 where you can find it. This game can total 100 points with both SMU and Maryland talent and speed.

SMU receiver Rashi Rice was tracing the shadow of Danny Gray’s 2021 pick a year ago for the Mustang. But he is no longer in the shadows. He captured nearly half of the team’s total passing yards through two games with 298 yards and three touchdowns. Of the Terrapins’ trio of beasts, Rice could be the best (and most electrifying) receiver on the field on Saturday.

Dontay Demus is back after a horrific leg injury that thwarted the 2021 season and 2022 NFL Draft Hopes. He hasn’t sped off from the start he probably liked (52 yards throws in two games), but Saturday is a spotlight game to show he still has the juice.

Copeland is a transfer from Florida and is looking to showcase his skills in Maryland’s powerful offensive. He has enjoyed some success early in the season, but will need more volume in a competitive room to bolster his stock.

Maryland Jewel Garrett. It’s their young weapon with all the potential to be a next-level dynamic slot. Jarrett will probably see more volume than the others already mentioned, but it’s an annoying bug that has a high level of persistence for a slot player.


Jordan Hare Trench War – RP Tank Bigsby (Auburn) vs. LB Curtis Jacobs (Penn State)

Auburn might be disappointing in 2022, but they know where their talent lies on the offensive side of football. Early on, head coach Brian Harsin leaned heavily on the Tigers’ ground offensive led by qualified full back Tank Bigsby.

Bigsby brings a really comprehensive skill set to the table with size (6’0″, 215 lbs) and speed with contact balance to put it together. He must create a lot for himself in Auburn’s attack while playing SEC due to a mediocre offensive streak in front of him, but Bigsby has an upside Too loud with traits you can’t teach.

Jacobs is a slightly new star in Happy Valley, but he’s a player who shines as a sophomore in 2022. The former five-star player moves a little differently with an impressive frame that should only interest drag fans. Two weeks after the start of the season. Stay tuned for No. 23 as he looks to meet Bigsby in the A-gap on Saturday afternoon.


Battle on the Border in Baton Rouge – WR Kayshon Boutte (LSU(v. CB Emmanuel Forbes)Mississippi)

All-star receiver Kayshon Boutte was considered by many as the best wide receiver of 2023 heading into the 2022 season. However, the opening game is very shaky against Florida Which included some negative body language that made people wonder if Bot was still on his way to being number one. The blast and frame are there, but Boutte needs to put it all together when the SEC starts against a tough team in Mississippi State with their starting corner.

Emmanuel Forbes got off to a different start – his team is 2-0 and has already made a blockage in two weeks. Forbes presents issues with his natural height for the position, and he will certainly challenge Bout on Saturday at “The Boot.” Forbes picked LSU last year and is looking to continue its influence into 2022.


Game of the week

No. 13 Miami @ No. 24 Texas A&M

Saturday, 9:00 p.m. ET

ESPN

This game lost some of its juice as the week went in. Both teams were likely undefeated at this point in pre-season – but that was before the Mountaineers upset last week.

With that said, there are plenty of possibilities to note in this match for both teams.

When A&M is on the offensive, keep an eye out for the return of Devon Achane. One of the main reasons for the Aggies to participate in the match against the App State was to play Achane which included the kick back for the touchdown. It has a legitimate global speed.

Interior attacking lineman Aiden Robinson is the right goalkeeper and the motivator for people. Robinson will likely break out from Ashan in two big plays. He is one of the best interior decoration players in the country.

Ainias Smith is a do-it-all gadget player for Aggies who has evolved into a slot future. He and Achane along with freshman sensation Evan Stewart are the creators of Aggies.

Tyrique Stevenson is an influential defensive backcross for ‘Canes with the versatility of playing outside and in the hole. He’s a defender who advocates for physical running. Stevenson was an influential player as a freshman in Georgia and continued on his path with Miami.

When hurricanes are on the attack, that’s Tyler Van Dyck’s show. The third-year pass is a talented thrower in football, but the tackle is a big stepping stone he’ll need to take to threaten a first-round spot in 2023. This is a great test game for Van Dyck.

Stopping left Zion Nelson and tight end Will Mallory are two other hopefuls in the 2023 Draft. The Aggies have a young but very talented defensive line that Nelson will have to deal with in this game. Mallory has a chance to make a statement against a talented defense.

The Aggies Project students lead high school. Angles Jaylon (6’2″, 205 lbs) and Myles Jones (6’4″, 190 lbs) along with Antonio Johnson (6’3″, 195 lbs) provide the other qualifying rower safety, Demani Richardson (6’1 ‘, 210 lbs.), looks small.

Johnson is the most talented of the bunch, and versatility is the name of the game for the lower class. He has great stopping and starting ability to get along with every type of player in the space while also having a great size to run alleys and fit sprints. The NFL coaching staff will be excited to get their hands on it to the next level.

“Jones Island” (unrelated) is a massive coupling with tons of length in corner position.

Edgerrin Cooper is a talented quarterback for the Aggies.