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10 College football players to watch this Weekend

I’ll give you the top 10 players to watch this weekend and why

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10. Christian McCaffrey - The Washington State team he plays this weekend is very poor in the tackling department. Out in space McCaffrey is the best back in college with his shiftiness and 0 to 60 speed. This is a great matchup for McCaffrey and he should be able to capitalize.

9. Derrius Guice - Fournette is going to be out again for LSU but it has not slowed down the running game at all. Guice has stepped up and played really well. Now they probably won’t be playing this game but when this guy gets on the turf, whenever that may be, watch him.

8. Daeshon Hall - Myles Garrett has been struggling with injury and so the bulk of the pass rushing work load will fall to Hall. The Aggies defensive line has the delicate task of not only getting to the quarterback but also corralling Dobbs so that he doesn't slip outside but stays in the pocket. Hall has recorded 3 sacks and 8.5 tackles for loss, he can step up and take control of this team.

7. Jaire Alexander - The cornerback for Louisville has jumped on the scene after a two pick performance against Clemson. That gives him three on the year with three passes defended and a forced fumble. Look for him to have a big game in an angry bounce back week against Duke.

6. Jabrill Peppers - I am going to be on the Peppers band wagon all year long so buckle up and get used to it. He is my favorite player in college football and is not only a ball hawk and great in coverage, but is also tough enough to play linebacker despite being under sized. He will make a couple highlight plays against any easy Big 10 matchup against Rutgers.

5. J.T. Barrett - The Quarterback for the Ohio State Buckeyes is having a great season with a 183 passer rating 14 touchdowns through the air (including 4 against Oklahoma on the road) and 888 yards. He also has 205 yards and 3 touchdowns on the ground. Ohio State was supposed to be rebuilding this year after losing an insane amount of talent to the NFL draft but they still find themselves comfortably in the playoff picture. Barrett is a huge reason for that. The Buckeyes take on a sneakily good Indiana team today but Barrett should continue to impress.

4. Dalvin Cook - Cook has been pouring on the yards the last couple weeks as the offensive line has come together to open the flood gates for the running game. If you haven't caught on yet, FSU and Miami are going to be playing in through the Hurricane. Cook has rushed for 407 yards and five touchdowns in two weeks. This crazy hurricane game is must watch TV and Cook is going to run all over the field in a prime time performance.

3. Calvin Ridley - In game that is going to be decided in the trenches and with defense, the one or two big plays to a receiver will be the difference. Calvin will be making that difference. In a close game, it will not only change momentum but the advantage a quick score gives may be the difference in this game. Calvin has great hands and is explosive, look for him to be the difference.

2. Jake Browning - Washington now controls their own destine after beating Stanford. Jake Browning has passed for 1,114 yards and 17 touchdowns, he averages 222.8 yards a game. He needs to remain solid to keep the Huskies in contention for the conference title and maybe more. That starts this week against Arizona, a team that finds itself on a downward trend.

1. Brad Kaaya - The name of the weekend, Kaaya has come on strong in the last two weeks, throwing for 609 yards and four touchdowns. He is also a favorite among quite a few NFL scouts as the favorite quarterback in this draft class because of his size, deep throw, control of a pro style offense and his quick progression through reads. Now he takes on FSU in the eye of hurricane Matthew in what could be a signature win for Kaaya.