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2018 NFL mock draft: 4 rounds of fury, but imagine the trade possibilities

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It’s time for another weekend of college football. We have a mock draft to give us some viewing perspective.

The 2017 college football season is coming down the home stretch, and while we only have one huge ranked vs. ranked matchup, this weekend still provides some fun games to watch. We get two big rivalry matchups on the West Coast, with Cal and Stanford squaring off in the big game, and USC hosting UCLA. This will serve as our open thread for today’s college action.

For this week, we’re back with a look at Draft Wire’s impressive four-round NFL mock draft. The 49ers have their own first and third round picks, but traded away their second and fourth round picks. They hold the New Orleans Saints second round pick and the Pittsburgh Steelers’ fourth round pick. Here are the picks made, with the opponent they are facing this weekend (all times PT).

1(2). Saquon Barkley, RB, Penn State (vs. Nebraska, 1:00 p.m., FS1)
2(60). Anthony Miller, WR, Memphis (vs. SMU, 9:00 a.m., ESPNN)
3(66). Billy Price, OL, Ohio State (vs. Illinois, 12:30 p.m., ABC)
3(74). D.J. Reed, CB, Kansas State (@ No. 13 Oklahoma State, 12:30 p.m., ESPN2)
4(127). Tyquan Lewis, EDGE, Ohio State (vs. Illinois, 12:30 p.m., ABC)

The 49ers have a lot of ways they can go with their early picks. One of the downsides to most mock drafts is we don’t see trade possibilities. Projecting trades is a shot in the dark in a lot of ways because aside from figuring out the 49ers needs, we have to ponder 31 other teams.

If the 49ers end up with pick No. 2, a trade down makes a ton of sense. The price would need to be right, but with the potential for a quarterback to be available, a trade down seems more likely than not. Plenty can and will change between now and next April, but for the time being, the 49ers could be in the driver’s seat for a significant haul of picks.

Here’s the full schedule of Saturday football. All times PT.

College TV schedule, Week 12

Matchup Time (PT) TV Streaming
Matchup Time (PT) TV Streaming
Mercer at #1 Alabama 9:00 AM SEC Network WatchESPN.com
Virginia at #3 Miami 9:00 AM ABC WatchESPN.com
#24 Michigan at #5 Wisconsin 9:00 AM FOX FoxSportsGo.com
Louisiana Monroe at #6 Auburn 9:00 AM ESPN2 WatchESPN.com
#12 TCU at Texas Tech 9:00 AM FS1 FoxSportsGo.com
#15 UCF at Temple 9:00 AM ESPNU WatchESPN.com
#16 Mississippi State at Arkansas 9:00 AM CBS CBSSports.com
SMU at #21 Memphis 9:00 AM ESPNews WatchESPN.com
Minnesota at #23 Northwestern 9:00 AM BTN BTN2Go.com
Cincinnati at East Carolina 9:00 AM CBSSN CBSSports.com
Texas at West Virginia 9:00 AM ESPN WatchESPN.com
Rutgers at Indiana 9:00 AM BTN BTN2Go.com
Delaware State at Florida State 9:00 AM ACC Network WatchESPN.com
The Citadel at #2 Clemson 9:20 AM ACC Network WatchESPN.com
Pittsburgh at Virginia Tech 9:20 AM ACC Network WatchESPN.com
Rice at Old Dominion 11:00 AM None WatchESPN.com
Fresno State at Wyoming 11:00 AM ATT SportsNet None
Iowa State at Baylor 11:30 AM FSN FoxSportsGo.com
Arizona State at Oregon State 12:00 PM Pac-12 Networks Pac-12.com
Charlotte at Southern Mississippi 12:00 PM None CUSA.tv
Louisiana Tech at UTEP 12:00 PM None CUSA.tv
Western Carolina at North Carolina 12:00 PM ACC Network WatchESPN.com
Hawai'i at Utah State 12:00 PM Spectrum Sports WatchStadium.com
UMass at BYU 12:00 PM None WatchESPN.com
Texas State at Arkansas State 12:00 PM None WatchESPN.com
South Alabama at Georgia Southern 12:00 PM None WatchESPN.com
#4 Oklahoma at Kansas 12:30 PM ESPN WatchESPN.com
Kentucky at #7 Georgia 12:30 PM CBS CBSSports.com
Navy at #8 Notre Dame 12:30 PM NBC NBCSports.com
Illinois at #9 Ohio State 12:30 PM ABC WatchESPN.com
Kansas State at #13 Oklahoma State 12:30 PM ESPN2 WatchESPN.com
San Jose State at Colorado State 12:30 PM CBSSN CBSSports.com
Syracuse at Louisville 12:30 PM ESPNU WatchESPN.com
Georgia Tech at Duke 12:30 PM ACC Network WatchESPN.com
Purdue at Iowa 12:30 PM BTN BTN2Go.com
Nebraska at #10 Penn State 1:00 PM FS1 FoxSportsGo.com
Maryland at #17 Michigan State 1:00 PM FOX FoxSportsGo.com
Wofford at South Carolina 1:00 PM SEC Network WatchESPN.com
UAB at Florida 1:00 PM SEC Network WatchESPN.com
Houston at Tulane 1:00 PM ESPNews WatchESPN.com
Coastal Carolina at Idaho 2:00 PM None WatchESPN.com
New Mexico State at Louisiana 2:00 PM None WatchESPN.com
Army at North Texas 3:30 PM beIN Sports None
#20 LSU at Tennessee 4:00 PM ESPN WatchESPN.com
Arizona at Oregon 4:00 PM Pac-12 Networks Pac-12.com
Texas A&M at Ole Miss 4:00 PM ESPN2 WatchESPN.com
Boston College at Connecticut 4:00 PM CBSSN CBSSports.com
Marshall at UT San Antonio 4:00 PM KMYS Facebook.com
Florida Intl at Florida Atlantic 4:00 PM Stadium Twitter.com
#19 NC State at Wake Forest 4:30 PM ESPNU WatchESPN.com
Missouri at Vanderbilt 4:30 PM SEC Network WatchESPN.com
UCLA at #11 USC 5:00 PM ABC WatchESPN.com
California at #22 Stanford 5:00 PM FOX FoxSportsGo.com
Air Force at #25 Boise State 7:15 PM ESPN2 WatchESPN.com
Utah at #18 Washington 7:30 PM ESPN WatchESPN.com
Nevada at San Diego State 7:30 PM CBSSN CBSSports.com