NFL scouts had circled the Clemson-Notre Dame showdown as an opportunity to see several highly regarded NFL prospects in key one-on-one matchups. With underclassmen Shaq Lawson and Mackensie Alexander winning those matchups, the Tigers prevailed and their young difference-makers are poised to make a big jump up draft boards, as well.
NFL scouts were eager to see Alabama's imposing front seven take on a physical and experienced Georgia offensive line in a battle of top 13 ranked teams. They won't get much attention on the highlight reels but defensive tackles Jarran Reed and A'Shawn Robinson played a critical role in the Tide's big win -- something scouts won't soon forget.
NFL scouts watching Oklahoma defeat West Virginia 44-24 saw the good, bad and ugly from Mountaineers safety Joseph and Sooners cornerback Sanchez, each of whom entered the game ranked among the top six at their respective positions.
True freshman Hayden Moore completed 22 of 33 passes for 279 yards and two touchdowns to out-duel Brad Kaaya and the 'Canes Thursday night but he had big help from senior receivers Shaq Washington and Mekale McKay, who each flashed intriguing traits which project nicely to the NFL.
Fuller, viewed by some scouts as one of the safest prospects in the country because of his bloodlines and immediate success in the ACC, ranks 12th overall on NFLDraftScout.com's board. His injury could be a significant blow to what looked like a potentially extraordinary 2016 cornerback class.
Cal quarterback Jared Goff isn't a no-brainer No. 1 pick like Andrew Luck, but he has separated himself as the top passing prospect if he enters the 2016 class and the Bears desperately need to address the position.