Top NFL draft prospects, predictions, buzz for college football Week 5

Week 5 of the 2022 college football season brings a bunch of top-tier matchups featuring some of the best 2023 NFL draft prospects. NC State visits Clemson in a battle between top-10 teams, and Alabama heads to Arkansas. A lot of eyes will be on the Kentucky-Ole Miss game, and Oklahoma State gets a good test against Baylor. Also keep an eye on Wake Forest-Florida State.

Ahead of the loaded schedule, NFL draft analysts Todd McShay, Jordan Reid and Matt Miller pick out prospects to watch this weekend, along with the one thing they are each 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 each for Week 5 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
Small-schooler | Big predictions
Emptying the notebook

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