NFL draft preview for college football Week 2: Prospects, risers and games to watch, predictions, buzz

Week 2 of the 2022 college football season is on deck, including a Kentucky-Florida matchup that will feature two of the top 2023 NFL draft prospect quarterbacks in Will Levis and Anthony Richardson. Can either of them make a big jump with a strong performance in a head-to-head setting?

Elsewhere, Alabama visits the Longhorns in Texas, South Carolina gets a good test against Arkansas, Tennessee takes on Pitt, USC makes a trip to Stanford and Baylor tries to hold off BYU. Numerous top draft prospects will have big opportunities to make a statement.

Ahead of the loaded slate, NFL draft analysts Todd McShay, Jordan Reid and Matt Miller pick out prospects to watch this weekend, along with the one thing they are keeping an eye on. Then Steve Muench points to a small-school prospect who could get more draft attention with a big performance on Saturday. Our experts wrap it all up by making one big prediction for Week 2 and then emptying their notebooks with everything they saw and heard this week heading into this weekend's games. Let's get started with the top prospects to watch this week.

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Prospects to know | What to watch
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Emptying the notebook

Plant your flag: Who is your guy to watch this weekend?