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Scouting the scouts: Sean Mannion attracts 12 NFL clubs

Which college games will NFL clubs send scouts to Saturday? College Football 24/7 brings you a glimpse at the teams that were credentialed to attend some of the biggest games in college football, and NFL Media analyst Bucky Brooks examines which players could be drawing the most scouting attention in each game:

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Oregon State at Stanford

Three top players: Oregon State (QB Sean Mannion, DB Steven Nelson, TE Connor Hamlett); Stanford (OL Andrus Peat, WR Ty Montgomery, OL Kyle Murphy).

Brooks' take: "It's a good chance for scouts to see Sean Mannion work against that Stanford defense. And Ty Montgomery is the second guy you look for in that game. He could be on the borderline of the first-round conversation."

Michigan at Michigan State

Three top players: Michigan (WR Devin Funchess, LB Jake Ryan, DE Frank Clark); Michigan State (DE Shilique Calhoun, QB Connor Cook, CB Trae Waynes).

Brooks' take: "The matchup between (Michigan State CB) Trae Waynes and (Michigan WR) Devin Funchess is one that is going to be the focus of guys' attention at that game. It's a really good chance to see them work head to head."

Ohio State at Penn State

Three top players: Ohio State (WR Michael Thomas, CB Doran Grant, DL Michael Bennett); Penn State (QB Christian Hackenberg, OL Donovan Smith, DE Deion Barnes).

Brooks' take: "The Penn State defensive tackle (Anthony Zettel) is an interesting prospect. On the Ohio State side, there are always so many athletes on that team, you can look at a lot of guys over there."

Ole Miss at LSU

Three top players: Ole Miss (QB Bo Wallace, DB Cody Prewitt, CB Senquez Golson); LSU (OL La'el Collins, WR Travin Dural, DB Jalen Mills).

Brooks' take: "Getting to see (LSU offensive tackle) La'el Collins against that great Ole Miss defensive front is going to be a great chance, and LSU has a receiver (Travin Dural) that has gotten some attention. Against that whole Ole Miss secondary, with guys like Cody Prewitt and Tony Conner and Senquez Golson, that will be worth watching, too."

South Carolina at Auburn

Three top players: South Carolina (OL Corey Robinson, OL A.J. Cann, RB Mike Davis); Auburn (QB Nick Marshall, WR Sammie Coates, WR D'haquille Williams).

Brooks' take: "Auburn center Reese Dismukes might be the top prospect in the game. But (South Carolina running back) Mike Davis is bubbling up again after getting off to that cool start. ... (South Carolina left tackle) Corey Robinson has been up and down this year, but (guard) A.J. Cann is the headliner of the two on that line."

USC at Utah

Three top players: USC (WR Nelson Agholor, DL Leonard Williams, LB Hayes Pullard); Utah (DB Eric Rowe, WR Dres Anderson, DE Nate Orchard).

Brooks' take: "Everyone is wanting to see Leonard Williams from USC. He could be a No. 1 overall kind of player. But there are some pass rushers at Utah who are worth watching, too."

West Virginia at Oklahoma State

Clubs attending: Jacksonville Jaguars, Chicago Bears.

Three top players: West Virginia (WR Kevin White, OL Quinton Spain, DB Karl Joseph); Oklahoma State (CB Kevin Peterson, DL James Castleman, ATH Tyreek Hill).

Brooks' take: "Kevin White is another guy who is going to be in the conversation for the first round."

Vanderbilt at Missouri

Three top players: Vanderbilt (LB Caleb Azubike, LB Kyle Woestmann, DL Vince Taylor); Missouri (DE Shane Ray, DE Markus Golden, OL Evan Boehm).

Brooks' take: "(Missouri defensive ends) Shane Ray and Markus Golden are going to be the ones to watch there."

Texas at Kansas State

Club attending: Kansas City Chiefs.

Three top players: Texas (DL Malcom Brown, DE Cedric Reed, CB Quandre Diggs); Kansas State (DE Ryan Mueller, WR Tyler Lockett, OL Cody Whitehair).

Brooks' take: "I would watch (receiver) Tyler Lockett from Kansas State against (Texas cornerback) Quandre Diggs. Also, both of the defensive linemen at Texas, Cedric Reed and Malcom Brown, are getting looked at a lot."

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