NFL draft preview for college football Week 3: Prospects, risers and games to watch, predictions, buzz

Week 3 of the 2022 college football season is on deck and features plenty of top 2023 NFL draft prospects in action, eager to make a statement.

Florida State gets things going on Friday night against Louisville, as the Seminoles try to maintain their momentum after a big win against LSU last weekend. Georgia visits South Carolina, Penn State travels to Auburn, and Texas Tech and NC State will do battle in the trenches up front. BYU quarterback Jaren Hall will get a test against Oregon's defense, including linebacker Noah Sewell. Then Miami's Tyler Van Dyke will look to boost his draft stock with a big performance against Texas A&M.

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. Our experts wrap it all up by making one big prediction for Week 3 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

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