NFL teams looking for powerful run blockers would be well served to review the Hawkeyes-Panthers game, where Iowa's star left tackle Brandon Scherff demonstrated the combination of talent, toughness and technique that could position him as the safest prospect in the 2015 NFL draft.
The former five-star recruit is beginning to look comfortable playing weakside linebacker in Ellis Johnson's scheme. That's not good news for SEC opponents (or Kansas State QB Jake Waters on Thursday night) but it could be for NFL teams in need of a chase linebacker.
The Raiders and Jaguars look terrible early and top NFLDraftScout.com's revised selection order for the 2015 draft. Investments last May in quarterbacks Blake Bortles and Derek Carr, could have the franchises looking first to positions other than quarterback. That didn't stop three QBs from making the top 10 in this mock draft, though.
Another Heisman-like effort from Todd Gurley wasn't enough for the Bulldogs to beat South Carolina in Columbus as the Gamecocks were powered by an offensive line full of NFL prospects and a breakout performance from tight end Rory Anderson, who could be leaping up draft boards after a career-high five receptions.
East Carolina pulled off a stunning win over the Hokies in Blacksburg despite its top NFL prospect, Justin Hardy, being limited to just four catches on 11 targets, matching his lowest output since 2011.