NFL Draft 2013: 49ers scout visits for Week 12, college football open thread

Stephen Dunn

We break down Week 12 of the college football season, including a rundown of where 49ers scouts are visiting, while providing an open thread for discussion.

Week 12 of the college football season is officially at hand, which means the road to the BCS gets a little more narrow. Most teams are facing fairly weak opponents in Week 12, but we do have a few intriguing matchups, with the Pac-12 not taking the weekend off from legitimate competition. The two biggest ranked matchups feature No. 2 Oregon hosting No. 13 Stanford, and No. 17 UCLA hosting No. 18 USC. I know we've got a lot of Pac-12 fans here, so it's nice that these are the biggest games of the college football week.

The rest of the top teams are facing relatively weak opposition. No. 1 Kansas State travels to Baylor, No. 3 Notre Dame hosts Wake Forest, No. 4 Alabama hosts Western Carolina, No. 5 Georgia hosts Georgia Southern and No. 6 Florida hosts Jacksonville State. Upsets do happen in college football, but we can mark down a few wins from this group.

49ers scouts will be out and about. Including this week, there are only three weeks remaining of full college action. After that, we have conference championship games, Army-Navy and then bowl season. There are plenty of scouting opportunities in that mix, but time is running out for scouting and cross-checking players among the crappier schools.

This week, 49ers scouts are reportedly at Notre Dame-Wake Forest, Oklahoma-West Virginia and Arkansas-Mississippi State. I have thought about starting a mock draft database, as we have done in the past, but I'm wondering if there is enough value in it since the 49ers could be picking from a broad range of positions at this point. Is it worth it just for the discussion purposes of predictions at this point?

Saturday, November 17
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12:00 PM No. 10 Florida State at Maryland Tickets
12:00 PM Iowa at No. 21 Michigan Tickets
12:00 PM No. 22 Rutgers at Cincinnati Big East Network ESPN 3 Tickets
12:00 PM Northwestern at Michigan State Tickets
12:00 PM Kent State at Bowling Green ESPN 3 Tickets
12:00 PM UCF at Tulsa Tickets
12:00 PM Indiana at Penn State Big Ten Network Tickets
12:00 PM Houston at Marshall Tickets
12:00 PM Temple at Army CBS Sports Network Tickets
12:21 PM Western Carolina at No. 4 Alabama SEC Network ESPN 3 Tickets
12:21 PM Arkansas at Mississippi State SEC Network ESPN 3 Tickets
12:30 PM Virginia Tech at Boston College ACC Network ESPN 3 Tickets
1:00 PM Jacksonville State at No. 6 Florida ESPN 3 Tickets
1:00 PM Wofford at No. 9 South Carolina ESPN 3 Tickets
1:00 PM Miami (OH) at Central Michigan Tickets
1:30 PM Georgia Southern at No. 5 Georgia ESPN 3 Tickets
1:30 PM No. 25 Washington at Colorado FX Tickets
2:00 PM Alabama A&M at Auburn ESPN 3 Tickets
2:00 PM Memphis at UAB Tickets
2:00 PM Eastern Michigan at Western Michigan Tickets
3:00 PM Washington State at Arizona State Pac-12 Network Tickets
3:00 PM Buffalo at Massachusetts Tickets
3:00 PM South Florida at Miami (FL) Tickets
3:05 PM No. 18 USC at No. 17 UCLA FOX Tickets
3:30 PM Wake Forest at No. 3 Notre Dame NBC Tickets
3:30 PM Ole Miss at No. 7 LSU CBS Tickets
3:30 PM Sam Houston State at No. 8 Texas A&M ESPN 3 Tickets
3:30 PM North Carolina State at No. 11 Clemson
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3:30 PM Minnesota at No. 14 Nebraska Big Ten Network Tickets
3:30 PM No. 23 Texas Tech at No. 24 Oklahoma State Tickets
3:30 PM Middle Tennessee at South Alabama Tickets
3:30 PM Duke at Georgia Tech Tickets
3:30 PM Colorado State at Boise State NBC Sports Network Tickets
3:30 PM Nevada at New Mexico Tickets
3:30 PM Southern Methodist at Rice Tickets
3:30 PM Ohio State at Wisconsin
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3:30 PM Purdue at Illinois Big Ten Network Tickets
3:30 PM Texas State at Navy CBS Sports Network Tickets
3:30 PM Arkansas State at Troy ESPN 3 Tickets
3:30 PM East Carolina at Tulane Tickets
4:00 PM Utah State at No. 20 Louisiana Tech ESPN 3 Tickets
4:00 PM North Texas at Louisiana-Monroe Tickets
4:00 PM Wyoming at UNLV Tickets
5:00 PM UTSA at Idaho Tickets
7:00 PM No. 12 Oklahoma at West Virginia FOX Tickets
7:00 PM Syracuse at Missouri Tickets
7:00 PM Tennessee at Vanderbilt Tickets
7:00 PM Western Kentucky at Louisiana-Lafayette ESPN 3 Tickets
7:00 PM Iowa State at Kansas Tickets
7:30 PM Samford at Kentucky ESPN 3 Tickets
8:00 PM No. 1 Kansas State at Baylor Tickets
8:00 PM No. 13 Stanford at No. 2 Oregon Tickets
8:00 PM UTEP at Southern Miss CBS Sports Network Tickets
10:00 PM Arizona at Utah Tickets
10:30 PM California at No. 16 Oregon State Pac-12 Network Tickets
10:30 PM Brigham Young at San Jose State Tickets
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