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College Players to Watch Today: Late Games

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Top college players to watch in the night games today.

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Stanford vs Arizona State

Stanford: DE Trent Murphy (1st),  OG David Yankey (2nd), ILB Shane Skov (3rd), DE Josh Mauro (4th), RB Tyler Gaffney (4th-5th), FB Ryan Hewitt (6th)

Arizona State: DT Will Sutton (1st-2nd), LB Carl Bradford (4th), RB Marion Grice (5th), TE Chris Coyle (6th), S Alden Darby (7th)

-Pretty good game here between Stanford and Arizona State. Stanford has a number of interesting draft prospects that could interest the Redskins. Guard David Yankey could be a 2nd round target, and inside backer Shane Skov could be a starter even as a rookie. Mid to late round guys like Mauro, Bradford and Coyle are also intriguing prospects to watch.

Duke vs Florida State:

Duke: CB Ross Cockrell (4th), WR Jamison Crowder (4th-5th)

Florida State: OT Cameron Erving (1st), S Lamarcus Joyner (2nd), DT Timmy Jernigan (2nd), LB Christian Jones (3rd), S Terrence Brooks (3rd), WR Kelvin Benjamin (3rd-4th), C Bryan Stork (4th), S/LB Telvin Smith (4th), RB James Wilder Jr. (4th), RB Devonta Freeman (4th), FB Chad Abram (7th), WR Kenny Shaw (7th)

-Florida State is one of the deepest schools in the nation and is set to produce a number of top draft prospects this year. Most of their prospects are on the defensive side of the ball and many could be interesting to the Redskins. If receiver Kelvin Benjamin declares for the draft (a bit unlikely), he has immense potential for the future. Duke doesn't have much from a draft prospect perspective, but Cockrell is an interesting defensive back, and Crowder could be a nice slot receiver (if he declares).

Ohio State vs Michigan State:

Ohio State: LB Ryan Shazier (1st-2nd), CB Bradley Roby (1st-2nd), OT Jack Mewhort (3rd), RB Carlos Hyde (4th), S C.J. Barrett (5th), C Corey Linsley (5th), QB Kenny Guiton (7th), RB Jordan Hall (7th), OG Andrew Norwell (7th)

Michigan State: CB Darqueze Dennard (1st-2nd), DE Shilique Calhoun (3rd-4th), ILB Max Bullough (4th), S Isaiah Lewis (5th), S/LB Denicos Allen (5th)

-This is maybe the best all-around prospect game of the day. Both teams have a number of prospects set to get drafted in the top 4 rounds. The Redskins could definitely look at a number of these defensive players from both teams in the draft. Offensive tackle Jack Mewhort could be a 3rd round option to fill the RT void.