Nebraska at Missouri, 9 p.m. ET Thursday
Scouts will focus on Nebraska defensive tackle
and Missouri linebacker
, two of the top defensive players in the 2010 draft class. Suh has shown dominant ability as an interior rusher. If Suh can continue to flash the game-changing ability he has displayed through the first half of the season, he may cement his status as the top defensive tackle prospect. Weatherspoon, on the other hand, will draw close scrutiny from scouts trying to determine where he ranks among a draft class loaded with outside linebackers. Weatherspoon has displayed momentum-shifting ability at times, and his versatility makes him highly coveted in the scouting community. Another standout performance could further boost his stock.
West Virginia at Syracuse, Noon ET Saturday
This Big East battle is on the radar of scouts interested in seeing Syracuse defensive tackle
display his skills against West Virginia's front line which features tackle
. While the highly rated prospects won't square off against each other, the battle in the trenches is sure to be the main attraction for scouts. Jones has emerged as a top tier prospect at the position, but must show that he can be a dominant player at the point of attack. Capers has impressed scouts with his athleticism, but is refining key elements of his game as he continues to make the transition from tight end to offensive tackle. Capers will continue to ascend up draft boards as an early-round prospect if he can display a better anchor against power.
Alabama at Ole Miss, 4:30 p.m. ET Saturday
Scouts are anxious to see Ole Miss offensive lineman
tussle with Alabama defensive tackle
and defensive end
. Scouts are also casting an eye towards the battle between Rebel receiver Shay Hodge and Crimson Tide cornerback
. The Alabama standout has earned high marks for his return skills, but scouts are curious to see if Arenas has the skills to be a legitimate cover corner as a pro. His ability to lock down Hodge could cement his status among the ranks of the elite. Scouts will also closely scrutinize Rebels receiver
and quarterback Jevan Snead (2011 prospect) against the Crimson Tide's ferocious defense. Ole Miss defensive end
is undoubtedly the main attraction on the other side of the ball. Scouts want to see Hardy show off his diversified game after being slowed by a nagging injury.
Florida at LSU, 8 p.m. ET Saturday
In a clash of SEC titans, scouts are excited to see a number of highly touted prospects square off in a big-game atmosphere, starting with Gators quarterback Tim Tebow, who only passed for 115 yards with no touchdowns and an interception against Tennessee and former NFL defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin. Scouts are curious to see how he fares in his big test against the Tigers. Tebow could be a game-time decision because of a concussion. LSU defensive end Rahim Alem and linebacker
will also garner a lot of attention from scouts because of their penchant for big plays. All eyes will be on LSU running backs Charles Scott and
as both started to show signs of life against Georgia. Scott finally displayed the skills that earned him a high grade from scouts prior to the season. Scott will face a formidable front seven which features highly regarded prospects like linebacker
and defensive end
. Also, scouts will keep a tab on the intriguing special-teams battle between Florida returner Brandon James and LSU returner
. James is widely considered one of the best returners in the 2010 draft class, while Holliday -- the 2009 NCAA 100-meter sprint champion -- is a threat to score whenever he touches the ball.
Michigan at Iowa, 8:05 p.m. ET Saturday
Scouts will closely watch Michigan defensive end
and Iowa tackle Kyle Calloway. Graham is lauded for his tremendous motor, and explosive rush skills. Although he has tallied only one sack this season, Graham has provided consistent pressure off the edge and is relentless in his pursuit of the quarterback. Calloway has earned high praise for his play at right tackle, but will be challenged by Graham's impressive rush skills. If he can hold up against one of the top rushers in the 2010 draft class, Calloway can continue to boost his stock as a potential early-round prospect. Iowa linebacker Pat Angerer is emerging as a dominating force in the middle. Angerer's penchant for delivering big plays has created a stir among scouts. With the Wolverines featuring dynamic running back Brandon Minor, scouts will get another chance to see if Angerer can be an impact player against the run.