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Kiper & McShay's CFB surprises, NFL draft prospects to watch, more

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Samford strikes first against the Seminoles (0:34)

Samford wide receiver Kelvin McKnight outruns the Florida State defense for a 54-yard catch and score. (0:34)

ESPN NFL draft experts Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay run through college football's biggest surprises through two weeks, and what to watch moving forward.

They also pick out 2019 prospects rising up draft boards, identify two under-the-radar prospects to keep an eye on and give their current picks for the College Football Playoff and Heisman Trophy CFB MVP.


Early-season surprises to watch

1. Who needs Baker Mayfield?

Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray has been tremendous in two blowout wins. There has been no drop-off for Lincoln Riley and the Sooners, and you could make the case that Murray's running ability takes the offense to a new level. Murray, who was taken in the first round of the MLB draft and is likely a one-and-done starter, has an underrated arm for his small frame. He ranks No. 2 in FBS in Total QBR (95.6). With running back Rodney Anderson out for the season, Murray is going to have to take on a bigger load running the ball if the Sooners want to get to the College Football Playoff. -- Kiper