Top NFL draft prospects, predictions, buzz for college football Week 9

Week 9 of the 2022 college football season brings several top-tier matchups, including Ohio State's visit to Penn State. Florida also faces Georgia, Oklahoma State makes the trip to Kansas State and Kentucky-Tennessee will feature two of the nation's top quarterbacks. Which 2023 NFL draft prospects will star?

Ahead of the loaded schedule, NFL draft analysts Todd McShay, Jordan Reid and Matt Miller pick prospects to watch this weekend, along with the one thing they each are keeping an eye on. They also look ahead to April's draft with a quick peek at what the Detroit Lions might do on Day 1. 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 predictions for Week 9 and emptying their notebooks with everything they saw and heard this week.

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Prospects to know | What to watch
Lions' options | Small-schooler
Big predictions for Week 9
Emptying the notebook

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