Each week of the college football season brings new 2024 NFL Draft prospect matchups. Week 3 isn’t yet the thick of conference play, but there are still more than a few quality matchups to point out for evaluators.
PFN Scouting Podcast: Week 3 2024 NFL Draft Matchups
Every Thursday, the PFN Scouting Podcast crew takes a look at the 2024 NFL Draft prospect matchups on tap for the coming week in college football. There have already been several talent-laden team clashes — among them Florida State vs. LSU and Alabama vs. Texas — but the Week 3 slate offers even more excitement.
Conference play is what brings most of the NFL Draft intrigue — especially at the Power Five level — but there are several non-conference and several early conference bouts that command attention in Week 3.
Leading off the slate, Illinois hosts seventh-ranked Penn State, and later in the day, South Carolina takes on top-ranked Georgia in Athens.
The Nittany Lions have a host of prospects to go against Illinois’ unit, among them Olu Fashanu, Chop Robinson, Adisa Isaac, Curtis Jacobs, and Kalen King. Meanwhile, Spencer Rattler will be tasked with keeping the Gamecocks competitive against a Bulldogs attack that includes Brock Bowers, Ladd McConkey, Amarius Mims, and Sedrick Van Pran, among others.
There are more games past those two to watch as well. North Carolina plays Minnesota, pitting potential first-overall pick Drake Maye against one of the most imposing defenses in the nation.
Kansas State plays Missouri, bringing two of the more underrated NFL Draft producers together on one field. And an upset-minded Georgia Tech draws Ole Miss — with a secondary that could challenge Lane Kiffin’s explosive offense.
On the latest episode of the PFN Scouting Podcast, scouting analysts Dalton Miller and Ian Cummings discuss these games in detail, along with the prospects who will be front and center as the action commences. To listen to the podcast, click the link below. And be sure to like, subscribe, and leave a review on other platforms!
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