Last week was about as insane as it gets with Purdue knocking off Ohio State and Washington State staking their claim for the PAC-12. It’s going to make for some exciting championship-caliber football games in the coming weeks. 3:30 PM ET - #9 Florida at #7 Georgia on CBS - Who will reign supreme in the SEC under the big lights of ‘College Gameday’?These two teams are both 4-1 in conference play and still in control of their own destinies despite having one loss. The Gators lost to Kentucky and the Bulldogs lost to LSU. Florida beat LSU just a few weeks ago and have a pretty opportunistic defense. Georgia will need to run the football in this game because that’s where they can maximize their potential to win. The problem is that the Bulldogs are hurting up front on the offensive line.What to expect: Georgia got outplayed by a hungry LSU team but I don’t see them losing this one. They are favored by a touchdown and expect them to win by seven in the emphatic Game of the Week!3:30 PM ET - #18 Iowa at #17 Penn State on ESPN- The Hawkeyes are much better than the Nittany Lions were hoping when this one was scheduledPenn State was supposed to be knocking on the door this season but have already lost two conference games. In walks 6-1 Iowa Womens Emmitt Smith Jersey
, whose only loss is to Wisconsin. The Hawkeyes have an intimidating defense and have found a passing offense with Nate Stanley. This game may not reach the 30’s on the scoreboard and Penn State has concerns on offense. Penn State has receivers dropping passes and questionable play-calling by their coordinator. Folks are pretty confident in Iowa taking this one:What to expect: Iowa is going to win this game in the fourth quarter by six when their defense makes a huge play.7 PM ET- #14 Washington State at #24 Stanford on PAC-12 Network - All the pressure is on Mike Leach and his Cougars to keep the pedal downLast week, we picked the Cougars to outplay the Ducks and we were right in that assessment. Now, the spotlight is on Washington State, and always entertaining head coach Mike Leach, to win the PAC-12. The Washington Huskies are right behind them at #15 and aren’t going anywhere yet. In Stanford’s two losses, to both Notre Dame and Utah Emmitt Smith Jersey
, they were decimated by an average of 20 points. Outside of those two losses, Stanford has been able to limit opponent’s scoring. The Cougars will need to keep bringing it in the red zone:What to expect: The Leach won’t fail us now, expect them to be only the second team this year to put up 40 points on the Cardinal. 8 PM ET- #6 Texas at Oklahoma State on ABC - Sam Ehlinger returns for a possible BIG-12 barnburner in StillwaterThough Texas’ return to the top of the college world has been one of the best stories, they can’t afford to sleep on anyone. Fresh off their bye week, Sam Ehlinger returns to the lineup which is a huge positive for the Longhorns. Last time out, Shane Buechele was thrust into the starting role in the first quarter and they barely squeaked by the Baylor Bears. Ehlinger is the running game for Texas and without him Emmitt Smith Jersey White
, they just weren’t the same on offense. Oklahoma State’s powerful offense can be hard to keep pace with. The Longhorns must protect Sam Ehlinger to be successful and the Cowboys pass rush are no slouches:What to expect: The Longhorns are not running away from anyone in this one but we’ll take them by four points in a Saturday shootout. Next week’s game with West Virginia will be a big decider in the BIG-12.You can find the entire slate of games here. The Cowboys could find a tight end that presents value late into the fourth round"WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections Dallas Cowboys NewsDallas Cowboys 2019 DraftCowboys Draft 2019: Pick 136 is a nice spot for Cowboys to consider taking a tight end New,97commentsThe Cowboys could find a tight end that presents value late into the fourth roundCDTShareTweetShareShareCowboys Draft 2019: Pick 136 is a nice spot for Cowboys to consider taking a tight end John David Mercer-USA TODAY SportsThe Cowboys’ front office has to be pleased with how guys like Blake Jarwin and Dalton Schultz started to perform at the end of last season. With the team bringing back Jason Witten, though it is a short-term move, it’s hard to envision the Cowboys spending a premium pick on the position. There might be tight ends they like in this class like a Jace Sternberger but we’re not hearing much in the way of the Cowboys loving any of the tight end prospects.The Cowboys will likely address the position, but with Witten and the other two guys, it’s a position that they will likely wait on. But that doesn’t mean that they can find value at tight end in the later rounds. In fact Womens Ezekiel Elliott Jersey
, the Cowboys might be able to find some prospects with solid traits with their compensatory selection in the fourth round.(Here is a chart of 12 tight ends entering this year’s draft with various round projections. We’ll include all pre-draft visitors. All rankings are based off of Dane Brugler’s prospect rankings at the Athletic.)TIGHT ENDSCHOOLPOS RKPROJ. RD40-YDREC YDRECTDY/RWhen looking for guys that might be available in that late fourth-fifth round range, there were several interesting candidates.Kaden Smith is certainly a player worth developing as he projects well as a future starting tight end in the NFL. Smith stepped into the role left empty by Dalton Schultz and almost doubled his production in far fewer games played. Smith has a ton of potential and is a smooth athlete but he will need a patient coaching staff willing to develop him. The Cowboys tend to shy away from guys that need so much work in blocking technique but Smith could be an exception. He’s definitely going to set himself a part from a pass-catching standpoint compared to other late-round prospects.Drew Sample is the guy on this list that the Cowboys are most likely to draft because of his makeup. He’s a pretty skilled blocker that does a really nice job of sealing off edge rushers, with the NFL-level size for the position. Sample is a very high character-guy with the ability to see a quarterback in need and give him a security blanket. He possesses really nice hands and can be trusted not to drop the ball but he’s still very underdeveloped as a pass-catcher. His footwork and route tree need developing at the next level. Though he’s not really top-notch in any one category, he’s got a good balanced skill-set that fits within the Cowboys scheme.Foster Moreau would likely be another guy the Cowboys front office would appreciate for his work-ethic and leadership qualities. His football acumen and character are off the charts and he will always keep working to improve his game. As a blocker, few in this class finish as well as Moreau. He doesn’t have the catch-radius you would expect from a guy with his length but he does have very reliable hands. Moreau will need work in understanding and being decisive with his routes. Overall, he’s got the tools and athleticism to be a productive contributor in an NFL offense.Alize Mack will show up as an incredible athletic specimen on tape with tremendous upside as a potential mismatch threat in the NFL. He’s clearly one of the best playmakers at the position with incredible work done after the catch. The issue with Mack will always be his character concerns Michael Gallup Jersey
, he’s not the easiest guy to coach and was suspended by his coaches before. Mack has a really high ceiling but his blocking abilities are a mess and he will have to show the willingness to improve in that area before he will crack a starting lineup. Isaac Nauta will check all your boxes in terms of blocking abilities and he has a very well-rounded skill-set for the position. He’s not an elite pass-catcher but he’s a natural plucker when the ball comes his way with good timing on adjustments. He still has a ways to go in improving his technique, consistency, and learning how to sell his routes. Nauta doesn’t show up very often in the red-zone and his athleticism leaves more to be desired. Still, he does a great job in pass protection and can contribute early as a lead blocker too.