His name may not be as recognizable as some of the other superstars on the field in UCLA's 38-20 thrashing of Southern Cal, but scouts won't soon forget the Bruins' breakout redshirt senior or his two sacks against the Trojans.
A rich class of offensive linemen could get even stronger if Notre Dame's talented redshirt sophomore decides to join in on the fun. Stanley's efforts weren't enough to get the Irish the win Saturday over Louisville, but he demonstrated the talent, toughness and technique that likely will ultimately earn him a first round selection.
With projected first round receiver Jaelen Strong sidelined with a concussion, Arizona State had to turn to their "other" NFL prospects to defeat Washington State. Fortunately for the No. 13 Sun Devils, running back D.J. Foster and defensive tackle Marcus Hardison were happy to oblige.
Shoo-in all-conference pass-catchers Kevin White and Tyler Lockett highlighted Thursday night's Big 12 showdown between West Virginia and Kansas State. While White entered the game as the higher rated NFL prospect, Lockett's 321 all-purpose yards pushed the No. 12 Wildcats to the win in Morgantown.
The NFC West boasts the team with the league's top record (the 9-1 Cardinals), the Super Bowl defending Seahawks and the 49ers, qualifiers of the past three NFC championship games. Meanwhile, the last place St. Louis Rams are the only team to beat Seattle, San Francisco and Denver. Adding Alabama wideout Amari Cooper could turn St. Louis into the NFC West's next power player.