If you still find yourself in a food coma from Thanksgiving dinner and subsequent leftovers, the good news is there’s plenty of college football on Saturday before the Giants and Jets return to action on Sunday.
Though the season is beginning to wind down, there’s still time to catch up on NFL draft prospects who could be of interest to the Giants and Jets.
Here’s a look at a few games on the schedule for Saturday and the top players featured in them for those already dreaming of April’s draft.
Colorado at No. 18 USC, 3:30 p.m., ABC
Sam Darnold’s future in New York might be hazy, but his alma mater has some intriguing prospects that could help fill the USC quota in town. The Trojans have a pair of talented draft-eligible wide receivers in Amon-Ra St. Brown and Tyler Vaughns. In the trenches, offensive tackle Alijah Vera-Tucker and defensive tackle Jay Tufele stand out.
One to watch for on Colorado is heady linebacker Nate Landman, who has been a tackling machine.
Rutgers at Purdue, 4 p.m., FS1
After sitting out the first three games of the season — following an injury-shortened 2019 — Boilermakers wide receiver Rondale Moore is back on the field. If he can stay healthy, he’s projected to be one of the top receivers in the 2021 draft class.
For Rutgers, wide receiver Bo Melton has emerged as a potential NFL prospect and is coming off back-to-back 100-yard games. Safety Brendon White, an Ohio State transfer, is another impact player for the Scarlet Knights.
Mississippi St. at Mississippi, 4 p.m., SECN
Have we mentioned the Jets and Giants could use some help at receiver? There’s more in this game, including Mississippi State’s 6-foot-5 wideout Osirus Mitchell and Ole Miss’ dynamic slot receiver Elijah Moore.
The Bulldogs also have some prospects on the offensive line with guard Dareuan Parker and tackle Greg Eiland. The Rebels, meanwhile, have a pair of defensive targets in edge rusher Sam Williams and linebacker Lakia Henry.
Pittsburgh at No. 3 Clemson, 3:30 p.m., ESPN
Because of a Clemson COVID-19 positive test, Trevor Lawrence’s return was delayed another week. He should be worth the wait.