Greetings Faithful! Welcome to week number 11 of the 2019 college football season. The first official college football playoff rankings have been released. #1 Ohio State, #2 LSU, #3 Alabama, and #4 Penn State sit atop of the rankings, with #5 Clemson and #6 Georgia on the outside looking in. However, there is still so much to be settled on the field, and that begins with a top 4 showdown this week!
The pinnacle game of week number 11 belongs to an SEC West clash between #2 LSU visiting #3 Alabama. So much attention is on this game that even the president of the United States, Donald Trump will be attending the game. The other marquee matchup features a Big 10 showdown between two undefeated teams #17 Minnesota hosting #4 Penn State.
Fun Fact: This is the first time in the modern college football era that there will be two games between teams that are each 8-0.
Moving on, we are going to continue to focus on potential first round targets for the undefeated San Francisco 49ers. With the New England Patriots suffering their first defeat last Sunday night to Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens, the 49ers are currently sitting in the 32nd spot in the first-round. Let’s get right to it and meet more prospects who could land in this part of the draft.
Trevon Diggs, CB, No. 7 – Alabama
Height: 6’2” – Weight: 195
#2 LSU at #3 Alabama – 12:30 kickoff time (PT) – Saturday, November 9, 2019 – CBS
Trevon Diggs plays an aggressive and physical brand of football that we have grown accustomed to with many Alabama defensive backs. On top of that, Diggs’ measurements are excellent and are what scouts and evaluators seek at the next level. His 6’2” frame is what the 49ers front office desires when scouting cornerbacks. So far this season, Diggs has recorded 22 tackles, three interceptions, and five passes defended. Diggs is a strong and reliable cover corner who has great instincts and anticipation. Can have a ballhawk mentality and isn’t afraid to throw his body up to contest jump balls in one to one matchups. He has good speed for the position and will run naturally and fluidly through his hips. Diggs’ stock is on the rise and by the draft time, could well be out of the 49ers range. However, in November, he has a value right at the end of the first round and would be a great fit in the 49ers’ secondary.
Solomon Kindley, Guard, No. 66 – Georgia
Height: 6’4” – Weight: 335
Missouri at #6 Georgia – 4:00 p.m. Kickoff (PT) – Saturday, November 9, 2019 – ESPN
Solomon Kindley has been having been as reliable as they come for the Georgia Bulldogs this season. Kindley is a run blocker who has a lot of power and athleticism along the line of scrimmage. Kindley has been just as strong in pass protection as well. Kindley is considered to be amongst the top draft-eligible guards in 2020. Kindley has a broad and thick build, all while demonstrating great speed for his size along the line of scrimmage. Often on tape, Kindley will be pushing defenders into a backward pedal. Kindley can create holes and running lanes for the ground attack and holds his own more often than not against pass rushers. Kindley currently has backend first-round value.
Joe Burrow has the best opportunity to lock down the Heisman trophy should he lead the LSU Tigers to victory in Alabama. So much is on the line in this game, and LSU and Burrow have the most to gain and lose from it.
Joe Burrow, QB – LSU
Tua Tagovailoa, QB – Alabama
Jalen Hurts, QB – Oklahoma
Justin Fields, QB – Ohio State
Chase Young, DE – Ohio State
College Football Playoff Projections (Week 11):
Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl – (1) Alabama (SEC) vs (4) LSU (SEC)
PlayStation Fiesta Bowl – (2) Ohio State (BIG10) vs (3) Clemson (ACC)
National Championship Game – (1) Alabama (SEC) vs (3) Clemson (ACC)
Top 25 Schedule – Week 11:
- No. 1 Ohio State vs. Maryland | 12 p.m. Saturday | FOX
- No. 2 LSU at No. 3 Alabama | 3:30 p.m. ET Saturday | CBS
- No. 4 Penn State at No. 17 Minnesota | 12 p.m. Saturday | ABC
- No.5 Clemson at N.C. State | 7:30 p.m. Saturday | ABC
- No. 6 Georgia vs. Missouri | 7 p.m. Saturday | ESPN
- No. 7 Oregon: OFF
- No. 8 Utah: OFF
- No. 9 Oklahoma vs. Iowa State | 8 p.m. Saturday | FOX
- No. 10 Florida vs. Vanderbilt | 12 p.m. Saturday | ESPN
- No. 11 Auburn: OFF
- No. 12 Baylor at TCU | 12 p.m. Saturday | FS1
- No. 13 Wisconsin vs. No. 18 Iowa | 4 p.m. Saturday | FOX
- No. 14 Michigan: OFF
- No. 15 Notre Dame at Duke | 7:30 p.m. Saturday | ACC Network
- No. 16 Kansas State at Texas | 3:30 p.m. Saturday | ESPN
- No. 19 Wake Forest at Virginia Tech | 3:30 p.m. Saturday | ACC Network
- No. 20 Cincinnati vs. UConn | 3:30 p.m. Saturday | CBSSN
- No. 21 Memphis: OFF
- No. 22 Boise State vs. Wyoming | 10:15 p.m. Saturday | ESPN
- No. 23 Oklahoma State: OFF
- No. 24 Navy: OFF
- No. 25 SMU vs. East Carolina | 12 p.m. Saturday | ESPNU
Who are YOU excited to see in action this weekend? Please share in the comments below!