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Week 2 college football TV schedule: Breaking down the top 5 wide receivers 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 wide receivers for the 2018 NFL Draft.

Baylor v SMU
Courtland Sutton
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Greetings 49er Faithful! Week 2 of the college football season is upon us, and with the start of the 49ers’ regular season just a day away, 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 wide receivers playing in Week 2.

* = indicates junior status

Top 5 Wide Receivers Featured

Courtland Sutton - WR - North Texas at SMU | 7 p.m. (ET) | ESPN3

SMU v TCU
Courtland Sutton
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*Courtland Sutton, No. 16 - SMU
Height: 6'4" | Weight: 216 | Age: 21
40 time: 4.58

Courtland Sutton turned down the opportunity to be a potential first round NFL Draft pick in 2017 in order to come back to SMU to complete some unfinished business and refine his game. The former SMU Mustangs' forward on their 2015-16 basketball team decided to leave the hardwood and focus all his energy on football with the determination and mindset to be the best receiver in college football. Look for Sutton to build upon his 2016 campaign of 76 receptions, 1,246 yards, averaging 16.4 yards per reception, and 10 touchdowns.

Sutton displays an excellent combination of size, speed, explosion, short area quickness, physicality, tremendous length, and athleticism. He is a nightmare match-up going up against defensive backs showcasing a large catching radius, a natural pass catcher that extends arms to make the catch plucking balls away from his body with reliable strong hands, outstanding leaping ability, excellent body control, superb ball skills, and is an ideal redzone target.

Sutton is a legitimate downfield threat with deceptive speed as a long strider covering ground surprisingly fast eating cushion lulling defenders getting behind them in order to win over the top. Displays a great ability blocking in the perimeter, and takes full advantage of his physicalness and size to post up against defenders boxing out creating windows and wins in a crowd. Defenses have tried to eliminate the threat over the top forcing the big-play receiver to make catches underneath, an improved facet to his game showing the capacity to improve, while also continuing to improve upon his route running.

Calvin Ridley - WR - Fresno State at Alabama | 3:30 p.m. (ET) | ESPN2/WatchESPN

Auburn v Alabama
Calvin Ridley
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*Calvin Ridley, No. 3 - Alabama
Height: 6'1" | Weight: 188 | Age: 22
40 time: 4.48

Calvin Ridley enters the 2017 collegiate season as arguably the top wide receiver prospect in college football. The consensus 5-star recruit and the nation's top-ranked wide receiver out of high school is expected to be the next big name Alabama receiver to find success at the next level. Although Ridley suffered from an inconsistent passing attack in 2016, the dynamic playmaker is gearing for a productive 2017. The explosive Ridley is always a threat for a big-play with 39 of his receptions going for a first down or a touchdown in 2016.

Ridley is a fluid playmaker with excellent speed and quickness, strong reliable hands, impressive ball skills, and explosive after the catch. A complete and polished all around wide receiver, Ridley is dependable in the middle of the field displaying excellent smooth, crisp, and fluid route running, and is capable of playing inside-out, showing excellent burst off the line eating ground swiftly with premier speed taking the top off coverages.

The savvy wide receiver displays fantastic suddenness (top-notch change of direction skills with minimal gear down) with the ability to break in and out of cuts utilizing great technique (uses hands and feet in concert to create) and short area quickness to separate. He is a natural pass catcher with the ability to take a short pass and run after the catch with a big gain. Will need to improve strength to counteract at the line of scrimmage when pressed. Shows great effort and toughness in the blocking game.

Christian Kirk - WR - Nicholls at Texas A&M | 7 p.m. (ET) | ESPNU/WatchESPN

NCAA Football: Texas A&M at UCLA
Christian Kirk
Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

*Christian Kirk, No. 3 - Texas A&M
Height: 5'11" | Weight: 200 | Age: 20
40 time: 4.39

Christian Kirk is poised to take his exceptional talent to the next level. The former 5-star recruit has turned heads ever since he arrived at College Station and expectations are continuing to rise. With three wide receivers bolting for the NFL at the end of last season, look for Kirk to be the focal point on the Aggies' offense, as well as on special teams in the return game. The impact player looks to build upon his career of 168 receptions, 1,997 yards, averaging 11.9 yards per reception, 16 receiving touchdowns, and 5 punt returns for touchdowns.

Kirk is as an amazing athlete with solid precise route running skills, impressive speed, tremendous quickness, explosion, agility, strength, and top-notch athleticism with quality strong hands. He shows an explosive burst off the line and is extremely quick getting in and out of his breaks with elite suddenness erupting out of his sharp and clean cuts creating separation from defenders accelerating to top speed quickly. He displays the ability to make plays taking the short pass and burst to daylight with great lateral quickness making decisive cuts without losing speed. Kirk showcases elite short area quickness, excellent change of direction skills, sound vision, and is extremely elusive in the open field speeding by defenders with game-breaking speed. The explosive and dynamic receiver also brings superb value in the return game.

James Washington - WR - Oklahoma State at South Alabama | Friday, August 8th, 8 p.m. (ET) | WatchESPN

Texas Tech v Oklahoma State
James Washington
Photo by J Pat Carter/Getty Images

James Washington, No. 28 - Oklahoma State
Height: 6'0" | Weight: 205 | Age: 21
40 time: 4.45

James Washington enters the 2017 college football season as the top ranked senior wide receiver prospect of the class. After seriously considering entering the 2017 NFL Draft, Washington returned to Oklahoma to build upon his impressive resume. The former high school basketball and tennis star leads all active FBS players with 28 career receiving touchdowns and leads all active receivers from Power Five conferences with 3,068 receiving yards and 19.4 career yards per reception.

Washington is a smooth dynamic playmaker on the field with a great ability to utilize suddenness, excellent technique (nice hands and feet) to break in and out of his cuts and separate from defenders. Has the desired speed to take the top off coverages eating ground extremely fast. Displays solid size and strength counteracting at the line of scrimmage when pressed. Possesses excellent ball skills and eye-hand coordination with reliable soft hands consistently making impressive catches all over the field. Shows a great ability to take a short pass and create big yards after the catch and being a constant threat to hit the home run with excellent speed. Strong work ethic and plays with tremendous toughness.

Dante Pettis - WR - Montana at Washington | 8 p.m. (ET) | Pac-12 Network

Oregon State v Washington
Dante Pettis
Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images

Dante Pettis, No. 8 - Washington
Height: 6'1" | Weight: 188
40 time: 4.49

Dante Pettis finished the 2016 college football season amassing 15 touchdown receptions, and with the departure of fellow receiver John Ross, Pettis is poised to breakout as the Huskies' top receiver. The former basketball and track star (running the 200 meters in 21.84 seconds and posting a mark of 23-feet-7-inches in the long jump) boasts professional sports bloodlines with his father, Gary Pettis, playing 11 seasons in the MLB and his cousin, Austin Pettis, a former wide receiver with the St. Louis Rams.

Dante is a natural pass catcher with good hands, but needs more consistency going forward (tends to double catch balls). He is a fluid route runner with a smoothness to his game displaying good bend on breaks coming out quickly with great athleticism, nice footwork, quickness, and decent burst. He is solid in intermediate routes and shows the burst and speed to take the top off coverages displaying impressive skills tracking the ball over his shoulder. Brings added value in the return game showcasing great vision, ability to make consecutive moves in a short area, and the speed to separate (runs fast in pads).

Player measurables courtesy of team pages. 40 times projected.

Saturday Game Schedule (all times ET)

Florida Atlantic at No. 9 Wisconsin | 12 p.m. | Big Ten Network
Cincinnati at No. 8 Michigan | 12 p.m. | ABC/WatchESPN
No. 17 Louisville at North Carolina | 12 p.m. | ESPN/WatchESPN
No. 21 South Florida at Connecticut | Canceled
Charlotte at No. 19 Kansas State | 12 p.m.
East Carolina at West Virginia | 12 p.m. | FS2
Northwestern at Duke | 12 p.m. | ESPNU/WatchESPN
Buffalo at Army | 12 p.m. | CBSSN
Towson at Maryland | 12 p.m. | Big Ten Network
Eastern Kentucky at Kentucky | 12 p.m. | SEC Network/WatchESPN
UT Martin at Mississippi | 12 p.m. | SEC Network/WatchESPN
Iowa at Iowa State | 12 p.m. | ESPN2/WatchESPN
Jacksonville State at Georgia Tech | 12:30 p.m. | ACC Network/WatchESPN
Wake Forest at Boston College | 1 p.m. | ACC Network/WatchESPN
Texas State at Colorado | 2 p.m. | Pac-12 Network
UAB at Ball State | 3 p.m. | ESPN3
Fresno State at No. 1 Alabama | 3:30 p.m. | ESPN2/WatchESPN
Pittsburgh at No. 4 Penn State | 3:30 p.m. | ABC/WatchESPN
No. 16 Miami (Fla.) at Arkansas State | Canceled
Delaware at No. 18 Virginia Tech | 3:30 p.m. | ACC Network/WatchESPN
San Jose State at Texas | 3:30 p.m. | Longhorn Network/WatchESPN
No. 23 TCU at Arkansas | 3:30 p.m. | CBS
Tulane at Navy | 3:30 p.m. | CBSSN
Villanova at Temple | 3:30 p.m. | ESPN3
Savannah State at Appalachian State | 3:30 p.m. | ESPN3
Austin Peay at Miami (Ohio) | 3:30 p.m. | ESPN3
Eastern Illinois at Northern Illinois | 3:30 p.m. | ESPN3
Howard at Kent State | 3:30 p.m. | ESPN3
Indiana at Virginia | 3:30 p.m. | ACC Network/WatchESPN
Middle Tennessee at Syracuse | 3:30 p.m. | ACC Network/WatchESPN
Western Michigan at Michigan State | 3:30 p.m. | Big Ten Network
Eastern Michigan at Rutgers | 3:30 p.m. | Big Ten Network
TCU at Arkansas | 3:30 p.m. | CBS
Indiana State at No. 25 Tennessee | 4 p.m. | SEC Network/WatchESPN
Alabama A&M at Vanderbilt | 4 p.m. | SEC Network/WatchESPN
Louisiana at Tulsa | 4 p.m. | ESPN3
Nebraska at Oregon | 4:30 p.m. | FOX
Hawaii at UCLA | 5 p.m. | Pac-12 Network
Weber State at California | 5 p.m. | Pac-12 Network
Marshall at NC State | 6 p.m. | ACC Network/WatchESPN
New Hampshire at Georgia Southern | 6 p.m. | ESPN3
Alabama State at Troy | 6 p.m. | ESPN3
South Dakota at Bowling Green | 6 p.m. | ESPN3
Arkansas-Pine Bluff at Akron | 6:30 p.m. | ESPN3
Louisiana Monroe at No. 10 Florida State | Canceled
No. 13 Auburn at No. 3 Clemson | 7 p.m. | ESPN/WatchESPN
Toledo at Nevada | 7 p.m. | ESPN3
UNLV at Idaho | 7 p.m. | ESPN3
North Texas at Southern Methodist | 7 p.m. | ESPN3
South Carolina at Missouri | 7 p.m. | ESPN2/WatchESPN
Nicholls at Texas A&M | 7 p.m. | ESPNU/WatchESPN
No. 5 Oklahoma at No. 2 Ohio State | 7:30 p.m. | ABC/WatchESPN
Chattanooga at No. 12 LSU | 7:30 p.m. | SEC Network/WatchESPN
Georgia at No. 24 Notre Dame | 7:30 p.m. | NBC
Northern Colorado at No. 22 Florida | Canceled
Mississippi State at Louisiana Tech | 7:30 p.m. | CBSSN
Montana at No. 7 Washington | 8 p.m. | Pac-12 Network
Memphis at UCF | 8 p.m. | ESPN News/WatchESPN
Western Kentucky at Illinois | 8 p.m. | Big Ten Network
No. 14 Stanford at No. 6 USC | 8:30 p.m. | FOX
Minnesota at Oregon State | 10 p.m. | FS1
Utah at BYU | 10:15 p.m. | ESPN2/WatchESPN
Boise State at No. 20 Washington State | 10:30 p.m. | ESPN/WatchESPN
Houston at Arizona | 10:30 p.m. | ESPNU/WatchESPN
San Diego State at Arizona State | 11 p.m. | Pac-12 Networks