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2017 NFL Draft prospects for tonight’s match-up between no. 5 Clemson and Georgia Tech

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We kick off week 4 of College Football by highlighting some players of note in the intriguing matchup between No. 5 Clemson and Georgia Tech. The Yellow Jackets have much to prove while the Tigers look to continue their success in hopes of winning a title.

No. 5 Clemson vs. Georgia Tech

Date: Thursday, September 22
Time: 4:30 P.M.
Location: Bobby Dodd Stadium, Georgia, Atlanta
TV: ESPN
Live Stream: WatchESPN
Spread: Clemson -9.5

Clemson prospects to watch:

Deshaun Watson | QB | No. 4 | Junior | 6’2” | 210 lbs

Scouting Report: Watson showcases many impressive traits including accuracy on the run and elusiveness in and outside the pocket. His athleticism allows him to escape closing pressure and make a precise throw while rolling out to his left or right. He has a quick delivery and tosses the rock with likeable touch. But while all these things are NFL teams covet, Watson comes with some negatives that may leave organizations wary about selecting this dual-threat quarterback in the first round. His size will be the first thing questioned. At 6-foot-2 and just 210-pounds, Watson’s durability in the NFL could be an issue. He’s already had problems staying on the field at Clemson, and the hits at the next level are only getting more vicious. Another negative on no. 4 is his inability to read to defenses. Too many instances on film you will see the defense be loaded to one side of the field and you won’t see Watson recognize, resulting in a busted play.

Mike Williams | WR | No. 7 | Redshirt Junior | 6’3” | 225 lbs

Scouting Report: Williams is a lengthy receiver with the ability to stretch the field or take an underneath reception the distance. He sports excellent size and can climb the ladder and reel in catches over the top. Williams shows great burst off the line of scrimmage and is shifty with the ball in his hands. However, Williams is still a somewhat inexperienced route runner. He only runs four different patterns, digs, slants, outs and go routes. He also had a devastating neck injury that caused him to miss a good majority of the 2015 season.

Other Clemson players to watch: (CB) Cordea Tankersley, (RB) Wayne Gallman, (WR) Artavis Scott, (DT) Carlos Watkins, (TE) Jordan Legget, (OG) Tyron Crowder

Georgia Tech prospects to watch:

Justin Thomas | QB/RB | No. 5 | Redshirt Senior | 5’11” | 185 lbs

Scouting Report: Thomas is an all-around athlete. His dynamic athleticism should give him a chance of playing in the NFL. He will all but certainly not be playing quarterback, but he has the opportunity to contribute as a running back, slot receiver or special teams returner due to his elusiveness and speed. Unfortunately, he is undersized and just flat out doesn’t present an NFL-caliber skill-set at the quarterback position.

Other Georgia Tech players to watch: (DT) Francis Kallon, (DT) Patrick Gamble, (ILB) P.J. Davis, (C/OG) Freddie Burden