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2018 NFL Draft prospects to watch in Week 11

Nov 4, 2017; Iowa City, IA, USA; Iowa Hawkeyes defensive back Joshua Jackson (15) intercepts a pass intended for Ohio State Buckeyes tight end Marcus Baugh (85) during the second quarter at Kinnick Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports

On a Saturday full of top matchups to watch across the board, PFF highlights some of those that have marquee names you will undoubtedly hear come next April on both sides of the ball. Whether it's one of the big time SEC matchups this week in Starkville or at Jordan-Hare, the top-7 matchup reminisicent of the 90's in Miami vs Notre Dame or a top-6 Big 12 clash with the loser all but eliminated from the college football playoff, PFF has you covered on who to watch on a super busy day of top notch football.

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Iowa @ Wisconsin

2018 NFL Draft prospects to watch - Week 11 of the NCAA football season - Iowa v Wisconsin

  • Iowa RB Akrum Wadley did the bulk of his work against Ohio State running to either side of center James Daniels, as his nine ‘A’ gap runs accounted for 80 of his 118 yards on the ground against the Buckeyes. He also earned 52 yards after initial contact on those runs, and three of the four missed tackles he forced for the game came on the inside carries.
  • Wisconsin RB Jonathan Taylor has forced 54 total missed tackles this season, ranking him first among Big Ten running backs in elusive rating. Wadley has forced 35 this year, and ranks just 20th among Big Ten backs with at least 50 carries in 2017, after ranking fourth in the conference last year.
  • Wisconsin edge Andrew Van Ginkel has racked up 25 total QB pressures this season on 142 pass-rush snaps, which ranks him No. 1 in pass-rush productivity among all Big Ten edge rushers. Garret Dooley of the Badgers has been excellent as well, as his 29 total pressures on 234 rushes ranks him eighth in the category.
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