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College Football Week 6: Wide Receivers, Heisman Watch, CFP Projections, Top 25 Schedule

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Today we take a closer look at some mid-round wide receiver draft-eligible prospects in 2020. We also have the latest Heisman Trophy watch, CFP projections, and kickoff times for the Top 25 teams in action for Week 6.

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Intro:

Greetings Faithful! Would you believe that we are already approaching the mid-way point of the 2019 College Football season! At this point in the season, teams are knee-deep in conference play, and draft-eligible prospects are doing everything that they can to raise their draft stock.

With every passing week, we are learning more and more about the prospective 2020 draft class. If one thing is for certain, it is looking like the 2020 wide receiver class might be the deepest in the last decade. The amount of talent at the position is jaw-dropping, and in the pass-friendly NFL, many, if not all, teams should be intrigued and excited by this. Let’s go ahead, and jump in to get a closer look at some of these prospects. Will the San Francisco 49ers look to the 2020 NFL Draft for more talent at wide receiver?

Who are YOU excited to see in action this week? Please share in the comments below!

Antonio Gandy-Golden, WR, No. 11 – Liberty

Height: 6’4” – Weight: 220 lbs.

Liberty at New Mexico State – Kickoff at 5:00 p.m. (PT) – Saturday, October 5 – FLOF

Antonio Gandy-Golden is not going to receive the national attention and media exposure as other top receivers big-name programs. However, that doesn’t take away the fact that he is a dangerous, mismatch offensive weapon. Last season he recorded 71 receptions for 1,037 yards and ten touchdowns. Gandy-Golden has natural hands, creates yards after the reception, and is often a mismatch for opposing defenders and corners. Stays cool and focused when pressure is closing in and is willing to fight for contested jump-balls in man to man coverage. He has good speed with a little to be desired. This will be the biggest question mark as he transitions to the pro level. However, there is a lot to like about the overall package. Gandy-Golden is a small school prospect who should be on everyone’s radar.

Tyler Johnson, WR, No. 6, Minnesota

Height: 6’2” – Weight: 200 lbs.

Illinois at Minnesota – Kickoff at 12:30 p.m. (PT) – Saturday, October 5 – Big Ten Network

Talk about your stock continuing to rise. That is precisely what Tyler Johnson has been doing these last couple of seasons in Minnesota. Last year Johnson recorded 78 receptions for 1,169 yards and 12 touchdowns. He already has four touchdowns to his name this season, accounting for 312 yards on 25 receptions. A smooth route runner, with good size and physical traits that evaluators seek at the next level. Has impressive straight-line speed for a receiver of his size, and has demonstrated his ability to gain yards after the reception. Johnson has the potential to be a steal at the backend of the second day of the NFL Draft.

Chase Claypool, WR, No. 83 – Notre Dame

Height: 6’4” – Weight 229 lbs.

Bowling Green at #9 Notre Dame – Kickoff 12:30 p.m. – Saturday, October 5 – NBC

Chase Claypool has great size and physical traits that should transition smoothly to the next level. So far this season, Claypool has recorded 21 receptions for 286 yards and two touchdowns. He has demonstrated his ability to use his size and frame to out-box defenders along the outside. He can be lined up at multiple spots along the offensive line. Claypool can run the short, intermediate, and long routes, and will pick up speed to extend plays after the catch. While he may not have the most established route tree, he has shown growth in this area of his game. What I like most about Claypool is that he is a receiver who has an excellent blend of size and speed to go along with his strong, reliable hands. Claypool can stretch the field on long passing downs, and also serve as a red-zone threat inside the twenty. At the present moment, Claypool is looking like a fringe day two, more likely day three pick.

Heisman Watch:

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A new quarterback has entered the fold. Justin Fields out of Ohio State continues to put up big numbers and is proving why he was one of the most sought after and highly-rated recruits of the last ten years. The dual-threat passer can hurt you with his legs as well as his arm. He joins Tua, Hurts, and Burrow in the still-early race for college football’s top individual prize.

Jalen Hurts, QB – Oklahoma

Tua Tagovailoa, QB – Alabama

Joe Burrow, QB – LSU

Justin Fields, QB – Ohio State

College Football Playoff Projection (Week 6):

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Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl – (1) Alabama vs (4) Oklahoma

PlayStation Fiesta Bowl – (2) Clemson vs (3) Ohio State

National Championship Game – (1) Alabama vs (2) Clemson

Top 25 Schedule – Week 6:

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