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Week 4 college football TV schedule: Breaking down the top 5 interior offensive linemen in action

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Today we provide a list of college football games being played throughout the day. In addition, we highlight and profile the top 5 interior offensive linemen for the 2018 NFL Draft.

NCAA Football: Notre Dame at Texas
Quenton Nelson
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Greetings 49er Faithful! Week 4 of the college football season is upon us; therefore, we are back with our breakdown of college football's weekly action - keeping our sights set on the 2018 NFL Draft.

Each week throughout the college season we will break down a few college football games providing highlights and profiles of a few notable draft-eligible prospects you should pay attention to. This will help people build a list of names to know when we get into the offseason. For this week, we are focusing on the top 5 interior offensive linemen playing in Week 4.

* = indicates junior status

Top 5 Interior Offensive Linemen Featured

Billy Price - C - UNLV at Ohio State | 12 p.m. (ET) | BTN

NCAA Football: Army at Ohio State
Billy Price
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Billy Price, No. 54 - Ohio State
Height: 6'4" | Weight: 312
40 time: 5.19

Billy Price is a highly technically sound center prospect that brings tremendous toughness and versatility to his game. Making the switch from guard to center, Price is a hard-nosed physical player with elite power and excellent durability (has 44 consecutive starts). The former high school track and field athlete displays great power at the point of attack with quick feet and excellent body control (great knee bend), balance, and toughness finishing blocks all the way to the whistle.

Price showcases solid athletic ability in pass protection sliding laterally adjusting to movement staying square while mirroring, as well as providing excellent technique in his hands and fluid feet working in concert with his upper body driving defenders off the ball with aggression (moves well in space). He possesses superb football instincts, premier foot agility (can snap and move with fluidity left and right), and a great ability to anchor the pocket setting the base of the pocket allowing the quarterback to step up in the pocket.

Quenton Nelson - OG - Notre Dame at Michigan State | 8 p.m. (ET) | FOX

*Quenton Nelson, No. 56 - Notre Dame
Height: 6'5" | Weight: 330
40 time: 5.23

Quenton Nelson returns to the Irish foregoing the opportunity to enter the 2017 NFL Draft after receiving a second-round grade from the NFL's Advisory Board. One of the top draft-eligible offensive guards, Nelson is an athletically gifted mauler prospect with great length (long arms) and agility playing with a nasty and savvy mentality you like seeing in a guard prospect. Plus, he's very well coached by Harry Hiestand.

A force in the run game, Nelson displays light fluid feet, great explosion, and excels pulling and reaching the second level quickly. He has a nice pop at the point of attack with violent hands, and also displays the athletic ability to swing his hips blocking in space when reaching the second level and/or pulling effectively creating clear lanes and is excellent with combo blocks. Nelson showcases great lateral agility adjusting to movement and mirroring well in pass protection maintaining superb balance. Occasionally, will get pushed back and put on skates, but is quick to regather sinking hips rolling power regaining leverage to stonewall defenders with tremendous strength and power (workout warrior).

Mason Cole - C - Michigan at Purdue | 4 p.m. (ET) | FOX

NCAA Football: Michigan at Ohio State
Mason Cole
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Mason Cole, No. 52 - Michigan
Height: 6'5" | Weight: 305 | Age: 21
40 time: 5.14

Mason Cole is another technically sound center prospect that brings tremendous toughness and versatility to his game. A true leader and team player (willing to play all over the OL), Cole showcases impressive athleticism with excellent foot agility easily capable of snapping the football and firing off the ball moving laterally smoothly. He displays great change of direction fluidity and is solid blocking in space reaching the second level with quickness and power.

Cole shows great ability to read defenses and has tremendous football instincts (high football IQ). Stout at the point of attack and displays excellent ability to anchor the pocket, setting and maintaining the base of the pocket allowing the quarterback to step up in the pocket away from the trash. Brings versatility capable of playing all offensive linemen positions. Currently plays left tackle for the Wolverines.

Braden Smith - OG - Auburn at Missouri | 7:30 p.m. (ET) | ESPNU/WatchESPN

NCAA Football: San Jose State at Auburn
Braden Smith
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Braden Smith, No. 71 - Auburn
Height: 6'6" | Weight: 303
40 time: 4.95

Braden Smith is a chiseled - workout warrior - prospect with freakish athleticism and strength for his size. The former high school track and field athlete can squat 565 pounds, bench press 495 pounds, has a 33-inch vertical jump, a 9-foot-9-inch broad jump, and can run a 4.95 40-yard dash at 6-foot-6-inch, 303 pounds. The tapered build Smith possesses makes him look like an agile tackle in a zone-blocking scheme; however, he is projected to kick it inside to offensive guard at the next level.

Along with his height, length, and agility, Smith also displays incredible strength, explosiveness, mobility, impressive footwork, speed, great technique, tremendous awareness, and balance. He is quick in reaching the second level with great hip flexibility and smoothness to block in space utilizing sound technique, power, and footwork opening spaces with effective angles. Moreover, when he pulls he showcases his impressive speed and awareness in quickly finding targets and eliminating them. He shows an excellent base when anchoring and solid technique utilizing his very long arms in pass protection with great power and balance at the point of attack. He has a high football IQ to go along with his impressive leadership qualities. Brings versatility to kick it outside and play tackle or as an end of line blocking tight end.

Will Hernandez - OG - Texas-El Paso at New Mexico State | 8 p.m. (ET) | ESPN3

Will Hernandez, No. 76 - UTEP
Height: 6'3" | Weight: 330
40 time: 5.54

Will Hernandez is a massive big-bodied offensive lineman with good size, strength, athleticism, instincts, and power. A true human road grader with a stocky vending machine build, Hernandez brings tremendous power and a strong base excelling in the run game driving defenders from the action, and the toughness finishing blocks all the way to the whistle. Displays impressive burst at the point of attack and is quick to engage manhandling defenders with brute strength.

The former high school wrestler and track and field athlete, also displays nimble feet (foot agility) for a man his size showing his athletic ability in pass protection sliding laterally adjusting to movement. Hernandez has shown improvement in his game, particularly in pass protection, and will fit best in a power-based run scheme at the next level. Brings durability starting every single game the past three seasons.

Player measurables courtesy of team pages. 40 times projected.

Saturday Game Schedule (all times ET)

UNLV at No. 10 Ohio State | 12 p.m. | BTN
NC State at No. 12 Florida State | 12 p.m. | ABC/ESPN2/WatchESPN
Kent State at No. 19 Louisville | 12 p.m. | ACCNE
UMass at Tennessee | 12 p.m. | SEC Network/WatchESPN
Texas Tech at Houston | 12 p.m. | ABC/ESPN2/WatchESPN
Army at Tulane | 12 p.m. | CBSSN
West Virginia at Kansas | 12 p.m. | ESPNU/WatchESPN
Texas A&M at Arkansas | 12 p.m. | ESPN/WatchESPN
Pitt at Georgia Tech | 12:20 p.m. | ACCNE
New Mexico at Tulsa | 1:30 p.m. | ESPN3
Old Dominion at No. 13 Virginia Tech | 2 p.m. | ACCNE
Idaho at South Alabama | 2 p.m. | ESPN3
Ohio at Eastern Michigan | 2 p.m. | ESPN3
Central Florida at Maryland | 3 p.m. | FS1
No. 1 Alabama at Vanderbilt | 3:30 p.m. | CBS
Boston College at No. 2 Clemson | 3:30 p.m. | ESPN2/WatchESPN
No. 5 USC at California | 3:30 p.m. | ABC/WatchESPN
No. 16 TCU at No. 6 Oklahoma State | 3:30 p.m. | ESPN/WatchESPN
Toledo at No. 14 Miami | 3:30 p.m. | ACCNE
Rutgers at Nebraska | 3:30 p.m. | BTN
Georgia Southern at Indiana | 3:30 p.m. | BTN
Wake Forest at Appalachian State | 3:30 p.m. | ESPN3
Duke at North Carolina | 3:30 p.m. | ESPNU/WatchESPN
Louisiana Tech at South Carolina | 3:30 p.m. | SEC Network/WatchESPN
Miami (Ohio) at Central Michigan | 3:30 p.m. | ESPN3
Cincinnati at Navy | 3:30 p.m. | CBSSN
No. 8 Michigan at Purdue | 4 p.m. | FOX
Louisiana-Monroe at Louisiana Lafayette | 5 p.m. | ESPN3
Nevada at No. 18 Washington State | 6 p.m. | PAC12
Akron at Troy | 6 p.m. | ESPN3
Georgia State at Charlotte | 6 p.m. | ESPN3
No. 3 Oklahoma at Baylor | 6:30 p.m. | FS1
Western Illinois at Coastal Carolina | 6:30 p.m. | ESPN3
UAB at North Texas | 6:30 p.m.
Syracuse at No. 25 LSU | 7 p.m. | ESPN2/WatchESPN
No. 17 Mississippi State at No. 11 Georgia | 7 p.m. | ESPN/WatchESPN
Ball State at Western Kentucky | 7 p.m.
Florida Atlantic at Buffalo | 7 p.m. | ESPN3
Bowling Green at Middle Tennessee | 7 p.m. | ESPN3
Arkansas State at Southern Methodist | 7 p.m. | ESPN3
Wagner at Western Michigan | 7 p.m. | ESPN3
No. 22 San Diego State at Air Force | 7 p.m. | CBSSN
No. 4 Penn State at Iowa | 7:30 p.m. | ABC/WatchESPN
No. 15 Auburn at Missouri | 7:30 p.m. | ESPNU/WatchESPN
No. 20 Florida at Kentucky | 7:30 p.m. | SEC Network/WatchESPN
Florida International at Rice | 7:30 p.m.
Utah State at San Jose State | 7:30 p.m.
Texas-San Antonio at Texas State | 7:30 p.m. | ESPN3
Texas-El Paso at New Mexico State | 8 p.m. | ESPN3
Southern Illinois at Memphis | 8 p.m. | ESPN3
Notre Dame at Michigan State | 8 p.m. | FOX
No. 7 Washington at Colorado | 10 p.m. | FS1
No. 24 Oregon at Arizona State | 10 p.m. | PAC12
Hawaii at Wyoming | 10:15 p.m. | ESPN2/WatchESPN
UCLA at Stanford | 10:30 p.m. | ESPN/WatchESPN