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COLLEGE FOOTBALL: OCT 19 West Virginia at Oklahoma Photo by David Stacy/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Week 9 is here and the college season and we are just past the halfway point of the season. it looks like Alabama, LSU, Ohio State, Clemson, Oklahoma, and Penn State are the top teams. There are some other one loss teams and a couple of undefeated teams (Baylor & Minnesota) that might eventually end up in the championship games.

I am going to list some games where there are possible future Vikings.

Friday, October 25

USC at Colorado 9:00 PM

Michael Pittman Jr. - USC - WRF - 6’4” - 223

Jay Tufele - USC - DL3T - 6’3” - 310

Marlon Tuipulotu - USC - DL3T - 6’3” - 305

Drew Richmond - USC - OT - 6’5” - 316

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Laviska Shenault - Colorado - WRF - 6’2” - 220

Steven Montez - Colorado - QB - 6’5” - 230

Mustafa Johnson - Colorado - DL3T - 6’2” - 290

Saturday, October 26

#13 Wisconsin at #3 Ohio State 12:00 PM

Jonathan Taylor - Wisconsin - RBF - 5’11” - 215

Tyler Biadasz - Wisconsin - OG - 6’3” - 315

Zack Baun - Wisconsin - OLB - 6’3” - 235

Cole Van Lanen - Wisconsin - OT - 6’5” - 312

Isaiahh Loudermilk - Wisconsin - DL5T - 6’7” - 306

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Chase Young - Ohio State - EDGE - 6’5” - 265

Jeffrey Okudah - Ohio State - CB - 6’1” - 200

Malik Harrison - Ohio State - ILB - 6’3” - 245

J.K. Dobbins - Ohio State - RBF - 5’10” - 214

Damon Arnette - Ohio State - CB - 6’0” - 195

Shaun Wade - Ohio State - CB - 6’0” - 195

K.J. Hill - Ohio State - WRF - 6’0” - 195

Baron Browning - Ohio State - ILB - 6’3” - 248

Jashon Cornell - Ohio State - DL5T - 6’3” - 280

Thayer Munford - Ohio State - OT - 6’6” - 319

Jonah Jackson - Ohio State - OG - 6’3” - 309

Luke Farrell - Ohio State - TE - 6’6” - 244

Robert Landers - Ohio State - DL3T - 6’1” - 285

Jordan Fuller - Ohio State - S - 6’2” - 205

Jonathon Cooper - Ohio State - EDGE - 6’4” - 257

#5 Oklahoma at Kansas State 12:00 PM

CeeDee Lamb - Oklahoma - WRF - 6’2” - 189

Jalen Hurts - Oklahoma - QB - 6’2” - 210

Kenneth Murray - Oklahoma - OLB - 6’2” - 238

Neville Gallimore - Oklahoma - DL1T - 6’2” - 330

Trey Sermon - Oklahoma - RBF - 6’0” - 224

Grant Calcaterra - Oklahoma - TE - 6’4” - 221

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Scott Frantz - Kansas State - OT - 6’5” - 303

James Gilbert - Kansas State - RBC - 5’9” - 198

#9 Auburn at #2 LSU 3:30 PM

Derrick Brown - Auburn - DL1T - 6’5” - 318

Prince Tega Wanogho - Auburn - OT - 6’7” - 310

Marlon Davidson - Auburn - DL5T - 6’3” - 278

Nick Coe - Auburn - EDGE - 6’5” - 282

K.J. Britt - Auburn - ILB - 6’0” - 236

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Joe Burrow - LSU - QB - 6’4” - 216

Kristian Fulton - LSU - CB - 6’0” - 192

Grant Delpit - LSU - S - 6’3” - 203

Lloyd Cushenberry - LSU - OC - 6’3” - 312

Jacob Phillips - LSU - ILB - 6’4” - 229

Rashard Lawrence - LSU - DL1T - 6’3” - 317

Saahdiq Charles - LSU - OT - 6’5” - 305

Glen Logan - LSU - DL5T - 6’4” - 297

K’Lavon Chaisson - LSU - OLB - 6’4” - 238

Justin Jefferson - LSU - WRF - 6’2” - 185

Damien Lewis - LSU - OG - 6’2” - 335

Michael Divinity Jr. - LSU - OLB - 6’2” - 238

Kary Vincent Jr. - LSU - CB - 5’10” - 182

Breiden Fehoko - LSU - DL5T - 6’4” - 291

Tyler Shelvin - LSU - DL1T - 6’3” - 362

Patrick Queen - LSU - ILB - 6’2” - 232

#6 Penn State at Michigan State 3:30 PM

Yetur Gross-Matos - Penn State - EDGE - 6’4” - 262

K.J. Hamler - Penn State - WRS - 5’9” - 174

Cam Brown - Penn State - ILB - 6’5” - 230

Robert Windsor - Penn State - DL3T - 6’4” - 289

Steven Gonzalez - Penn State - OG - 6’4” - 349

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Kenny Willekes - Michigan State - EDGE - 6’4” - 260

Raequan Williams - Michigan State - DL3T - 6’4” - 298

Kevin Jarvis - Michigan State - OG - 6’4” - 317

Joe Bachie - Michigan State - ILB - 6’2” - 238

Brian Lewerke - Michigan State - QB - 6’3” - 214

Luke Campbell - Michigan State - OT - 6’5” - 302

David Dowell - Michigan State - S - 6’1” - 205

Tyler Higby - Michigan State - OG - 6’4” - 303

Darrell Stewart Jr. - Michigan State - WRF - 6’2” - 215

Josiah Scott - Michigan State - CB - 5’10” - 168

Naquan Jones - Michigan State - DL1T - 6’4” - 339

#15 Texas at TCU 3:30 PM

Brandon Jones - Texas - S - 6’0” - 210

Sam Ehlinger - Texas - QB - 6’3” - 235

Collin Johnson - Texas - WRF - 6’6” - 220

Zack Shackelford - Texas - OC - 6’4” - 305

Jeffrey McCulloch - Texas - ILB - 6’3” - 245

Devin Duvernay - Texas - WRS - 5’11” - 186

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Jalen Reagor - TCU - WRS - 5’11” - 195

Lucas Niang - TCU - OT - 6’7” - 328

Ross Blacklock - TCU - DL3T - 6’4” - 305

Darius Anderson - TCU - RBF - 5’11” - 212

Corey Bethley - TCU - DL3T - 6’2” - 290

Jeff Gladney - TCU - CB - 5’10” - 183

Maryland at #17 Minnesota 3:30 PM

Anthony McFarland Jr. - Maryland - RBC - 5’8” - 193

Keandre Jones - Maryland - OLB - 6’2” - 228

Shaq Smith - Maryland - ILB - 6’2” - 250

Antoine Brooks Jr. - Maryland - S - 5’11” - 210

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Tyler Johnson - Minnesota - WRF - 6’2” - 200

Antoine Winfield Jr. - Minnesota - S - 5’10” - 207

Kamal Martin - Minnesota - ILB - 6’3” - 235

Carter Coughlin - Minnesota - OLB - 6’4” - 245

Chris Williamson - Minnesota - CB - 6’0” - 198

#8 Notre Dame at #19 Michigan 7:30 PM

Julian Okwara - Notre Dame - EDGE - 6’5” - 241

Tommy Kraemer - Notre Dame - OG - 6’6” - 319

Alohi Gilman - Notre Dame - S - 5’11” - 201

Khalid Kareem - Notre Dame - EDGE - 6’4” - 265

Liam Eichenberg - Notre Dame - OT - 6’6” - 305

Cole Kmet - Notre Dame - TE - 6’6’ - 255

Chase Claypool - Notre Dame - WRF - 6’4” - 227

Jalen Elliott - Notre Dame - S - 6’0” - 207

Troy Pride Jr. - Notre Dame - CB - 5’11” - 192

Asmar Bilal - Notre Dame - ILB - 6’2” - 227

Tony Jones Jr. - Notre Dame - RBF - 5’11” - 227

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Ben Bredeson - Michigan - OG - 6’5” - 320

Lavert Hill - Michigan - CB - 5’11” - 181

Donovan Peoples-Jones - Michigan - WRF - 6’2” - 208

Nico Collins - Michigan - WRF - 6’4” - 222

Josh Uche - Michigan - OLB - 6’3” - 238

Shea Patterson - Michigan - QB - 6’2” - 200

Khaleke Hudson - Michigan - OLB - 6’0” - 220

Jon Runyan - Michigan - OT - 6’5” - 310

Josh Metellus - Michigan - S - 5’11” - 215

Tarik Black - Michigan - WRF - 6’3” - 215

Cesar Ruiz - Michigan - OC - 6’4” - 319

Mike Danna - Michigan - EDGE - 6’2” - 253

California at #12 Utah 10:00 PM

Kuony Deng - Cal - OLB - 6’6” - 220

Ashtyn Davis - California - S - 6’1” - 201

Evan Weaver - California - ILB - 6’3” - 245

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Jaylon Johnson - Utah - CB - 6’0” - 190

Leki Fotu - Utah - DL1T - 6’5” - 330

Bradlee Anae - Utah - EDGE - 6’3” - 265

Britain Covey - Utah - WRS - 5’8” - 170

Zack Moss - Utah - RBF - 5’10” - 210

John Penisini - Utah - DL3T - 6’2” - 320

Julian Blackmon - Utah - S - 6’1” - 195

Washington State at #11 Oregon 10:30 PM

Frederick Mauigoa - Washington State - OC - 6’3” - 310

Anthony Gordon - Washington State - QB - 6’3” - 210

Jahad Woods - Washington State - OLB - 6’0” - 225

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Justin Herbert - Oregon - QB - 6’6” - 225

Calvin Throckmorton - Oregon - OT - 6’5” - 318

Jacob Breeland - Oregon - TE - 6’5” - 240

Deommodore Lenoir - Oregon - CB - 5’11” - 212

Troy Dye - Oregon - ILB - 6’4” - 224

Shane Lemieux - Oregon - OG - 6’4” - 317

Jake Hanson - Oregon - OC - 6’5” - 297

Jordon Scott - Oregon - DL1T - 6’1” - 329

Thomas Graham Jr. - Oregon - CB - 5’11” - 191

Juwan Johnson - Oregon - WRF - 6’4” - 227

If I did not list your game then feel free to give it a shout out and mention the players who might get drafted.

As always, here is a mock.

TRADES

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS

SENT: ROUND: 2 PICK: 27RECEIVED: ROUND: 5 PICK: 14 & ROUND: 2 PICK: 31

27: R1P27 WR CEEDEE LAMB OKLAHOMA 6’2” - 189

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: SEP 28 Texas Tech at Oklahoma Photo by David Stacy/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

63: R2P31 DL NEVILLE GALLIMORE OKLAHOMA 6’2” - 330

Baylor v Oklahoma Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images

https://www.dallasnews.com/sports/2019/07/12/insanely-strong-and-underrated-dynamic-trio-of-tcu-players-and-an-oklahoma-d-lineman-make-bruce-feldman-s-2019-freaks-list/

From Feldman: “The Canadian import who grew up playing soccer, basketball and volleyball moves up one spot from last year. He’s down to 305 pounds from 330, but he bench presses 500 pounds and squats 800. He cleans 405. The most impressive number of all is that he clocked a 4.76 in the 40. The fastest 300-pounder at this year’s NFL Scouting Combine -- 303-pound Quinnen Williams -- ran a 4.83, which is remarkable.

”Last year, Gallimore had a solid year with 50 tackles, 5.5 TFLs, three sacks and two forced fumbles. Sooners fans are hoping Gallimore can take a big step forward as OU transitions to Alex Grinch’s new scheme.”

91: R3P27 G SHANE LEMIEUX OREGON 6’4” - 317

NCAA FOOTBALL: OCT 08 Washington at Oregon Photo by Steve Conner/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

106: R3P42 OT JOSH JONES HOUSTON 6’5” - 310

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: OCT 27 USF at Houston Photo by Ken Murray/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

133: R4P27 CB JEFF GLADNEY TCU 5’10” - 183

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: DEC 26 Cheez-It Bowl - Cal v TCU Photo by Kevin Abele/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

From Feldman: “The top cover man in the Big 12, Gladney had the lowest passer rating allowed (46.9), according to PFF and had a team-high 13 pass breakups, which placed second in the Big 12. The 185-pound Gladney isn’t just extremely fast -- he ran a 4.34 in the 40 this offseason -- but he’s insanely strong for his size. According to the Horned Frogs staff, he squats 620 pounds, benches 400 and cleans 400.”

158: R5P14 S KYLE DUGGER LENOIR-RHYNE 6’1” - 215

https://thedraftnetwork.com/articles/kyle-dugger-a-d-ii-diamond-for-the-nfl-draft

The 6-2, 217-pounder is a late bloomer from Atlanta with big-time athleticism. Dugger has run a verified 4.41 40 for scouts. Even more impressively, he’s vertical jumped 40 inches and broad jumped 11 feet. He also did 20 reps on the bench of 225 this offseason and timed 6.7 in the 3-cone drill, which would have been the second quickest time among safeties at the NFL Combine in 2019.

205: R6P27 LB JUSTIN STRNAD WAKE FOREST 6’3” - 230

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: DEC 22 Birmingham Bowl - Memphis v Wake Forest Photo by Michael Wade/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

214: R7P1 EDGE JAMES SMITH-WILLIAMS NC STATE 6’3” - 260

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: SEP 07 Western Carolina at NC State Photo by Jaylynn Nash/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

https://247sports.com/college/north-carolina-state/Article/James-Smith-Williams-named-Bruce-Feldmans-No-3-Freak-in-2019-133612040/

3. James Smith-Williams, N.C. State, defensive line

No player on this entire list has had the type of transformation that Smith-Williams has had. He arrived five years ago weighing a spindly 196 pounds. Now he’s a hulking 265. He benches 420, doing 27 reps at 225. He squats 620 and cleans 374. Smith-Williams vertical jumps 40 inches and has clocked a 4.43 in his pro agility time. Earlier this week, he ran an electronically timed 40 at 4.58. The hand time was 4.52.

240: R7P27 S JULIAN BLACKMON UTAH 6’1” - 195

NCAA Football: Utah at Stanford Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

248: R7P35 WR DEVIN DUVERNAY TEXAS 5’11” - 186

NCAA Football: Louisiana State at Texas Scott Wachter-USA TODAY Sports

252: R7P39 RB PATRICK TAYLOR JR. MEMPHIS 6’3” - 227

NCAA Football: UL Monroe at Memphis Justin Ford-USA TODAY Sports

254: R7P41 CB DEMARKUS ACY MISSOURI 6’2” - 195

West Virginia v Missouri Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images

Here is an alternate mock ...

https://fanspeak.com/ontheclock/sharedraft.php?d=wufvim

TRADES

SEATTLE SEAHAWKSSENT: ROUND: 2 PICK: 27

RECEIVED: ROUND: 2 PICK: 31 & ROUND: 5 PICK: 14

27: R1P27 WR JALEN REAGOR TCU

63: R2P31 OT JOSH JONES HOUSTON

91: R3P27 G SHANE LEMIEUX OREGON

106: R3P42 S ANTOINE WINFIELD MINNESOTA

133: R4P27 DL NEVILLE GALLIMORE OKLAHOMA

158: R5P14 CB LAMAR JACKSON NEBRASKA

205: R6P27 S ASHTYN DAVIS CALIFORNIA

214: R7P1 WR MICHAEL PITTMAN JR. USC

240: R7P27 EDGE JAMES SMITH-WILLIAMS NC STATE

248: R7P35 CB JEFF GLADNEY TCU

252: R7P39 LB EVAN WEAVER CALIFORNIA

254: R7P41 DL BENITO JONES MISSISSIPPI

As usual, I kind of like the second one better.

I assume some may be wondering why I did not select a QB. Well, I think that the Vikings will extend Cousins this off season. I would.

Here is what I would offer ...

4 yr 121 mil extension with a 15 mil signing bonus and convert 20 mil of his 2019 salary into a signing bonus as well.

He will take home 45 mil in 2020, 66 mil by 2021, 90 mil by 2022, 120 mil by 2023, and 151 mil by 2024.

His cap hits would be 18, 21, 31, 37, & 38 mil. If they want to move on after two years the cap savings would be 10, 23, & 31 mil.

Well, enjoy the games!