Let’s cut to the chase here, this upcoming draft is looking mighty weak on the offensive side of the ball. A lot of big names have underperformed this year or have been hurt at critical positions such as running back and quarterback. The only good part of this is it means players can steal the spotlight at these positions and earn themselves some cash and getting themselves recognized by fantasy players. Let’s take a gander at some players I’m looking to steal some spotlight this weekend.
Bryce Love, RB, Stanford
Next Game: At Oregon, 8 P.M, ABC
If you have seen Bryce Love this season can you please send me a message? Love was the runner-up for the Heisman trophy last year but this year he has already had a new injury that is undisclosed and only 165 yards and one touchdown. At this point the Heisman is an afterthought, Bryce is now fighting for his NFL stock before scouts snap their fingers and he turns to dust. Love will have the ability to do just that when Stanford travels Eugene, Oregon and battle the Ducks in a big Pac-12 rivalry game. He has owned the Oregon defense in his career with 22 carries for 222 yards and two touchdowns in just two career games. He needs a strong showing to steal back the focus and help his draft stock.
Drew Lock, QB, Missouri
Next Game: Georgia, Noon, ESPN
This weekend Drew Lock will play in arguably the biggest game of his career which will make or break his draft value for a lot of teams. Missouri will be hosting the number two team in the country when Georgia comes to town; they are a team Lock has been pretty solid against thus far. The problem is at this point he is seen more as a Madden character than a winning quarterback. Lock is winless in three starts, and winning against Georgia coming off their national championship appearance would be a big feather in his cap and would show teams he is more than just a numbers quarterback. Expect a firefight in Columbia on Saturday.
Justice Hill, RB, Oklahoma State
Next Game: Texas Tech, 7 P.M, Fox Sports 1
Justice Hill is a player than many are comparing to Darren Sproles because of his size, speed, and being a swiss army knife on the field. This weekend they host the Texas Tech Red Raiders who will bering along a very sneaky good defense to Stillwater led by Last Chance U alum Dakota Allen. So far this season Hill has put up good numbers with 34 carries for 277 yards and four scores. Hill has every opportunity to become the RB1 in this upcoming draft and with a strong showing against this Red Raiders defense.
There is a lot at stake this weekend just like there is every weekend for teams and players in the NCAA. With so much on the line every time these guys touch the ball, the whole NFL will be watching to see what they can do. You’d better get your popcorn ready for another tense weekend of college football, but stay hungry because this is just week four!