Clemson/Florida State has the most combined NFL talent of those three games. The headline player is Clemson's fast rising Jr DE Da'Quan Bowers. Bowers leads the NCAA in sacks and has finally become the terror off the edge that many predicted he would be coming out of high school. If Bowers declares, he could likely end up being the first defensive end off the board in April.
Despite FSU's two heartbreaking losses, Christian Ponder has probably played his best two games of the season the last two weeks. If he can play, this will be another chance for the Jaguars to see what he can do. If not, RS So E.J. Manuel will get his first audition in front of pro scouts.
It's been a terrible year in South Bend, except for WR Malcolm Floyd. Floyd has been having an excellent year at WR on an otherwise terrible Irish team. Floyd will be matched up with Utah corner Brandon Burton. Although a Jr, Burton could end up being the best corner not named Peterson or Amukamara in this draft class.
Southern Miss had a player in Jr WR DeAndre Brown. However, Brown has been hurt most of this year and was disappointing when he was healthy.
TCU QB Andy Dalton could be a guy Gene Smith would look at in later rounds, but as a "Franchise QB"? Doubt it.
Don't know a whole lot about San Diego St, so I'll leave that one up to the guys from Mocking The Draft
Everyone is discounting San Diego State against TCU. Why? The Aztecs are 7-2 on the season for a reason. And that reason is talent. They have a pair of senior receivers in DeMarco Sampson and Vincent Brown. Both are solid late-round receiver choices.