NFL Draft: Saturday's prospect watch

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NFL Draft: Saturday's prospect watch
October 5, 2013, 11:00 am
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Here are some games, and specifically some NFL prospects, Eagles fans may want to check out on Saturday.

Texas Christian vs Oklahoma (7 p.m., FOX)

Jason Verrett, CB, TCU, No. 2
Verrett, widely considered the top senior CB prospect in college football, had a big junior season. He was named first-team All-American by and selected to the All-Big 12 first team by the league's coaches and the league's media.

So far in 2013, he has done little to change the minds of talent evaluators, as his performance has been stellar over the Horned Frogs' first four games of the season. While Chip Kelly seems to like the bigger corners, Verrett plays bigger than his listed 5-foot-10, 178 pounds, routinely making plays in the run game and frustrating bigger receivers.

His calling card is his agility and feet, able to make sudden breaks on the ball that few others can. He recorded a Big 12 leading six interceptions and 22 passes defended in 2012. The Eagles have lacked this kind of playmaker in the secondary since Asante Samuel (minus the lack of tackling), and Verrett could be a nice pick up if the Birds end up selecting between 11-15 in the first round.

Watch: Verrett vs Michigan State 2012

Washington vs Stanford (10:30 p.m., ESPN)

Austin Seferian-Jenkins, TE, Washington, No. 88
The junior is perhaps the most athletic TE in the country, and at 6-foot-6, 270 pounds, Seferian-Jenkins has the type of big body Kelly likes. The continued drops by Brent Celek are becoming worrisome, and the apparent lack of use James Casey is getting also leads me to believe Kelly wouldn't be shy about reaching for another offensive weapon early in the 2014 draft (although defense needs to be the priority).

Seferian-Jenkins caught 69 passes for 850 yards and seven scores in 2012, and was named to the All-Pac-12 second team. He also set the Huskies' all-time records for catches, receiving yards, and touchdowns by a TE in his first two seasons in Seattle. As testament to his athleticism, Seferian-Jenkins played for the Washington basketball team as a freshman, playing minutes in all four of the Huskies' NIT tournament games and season's end.

To start the 2013 season, Seferian-Jenkins was suspended for the first game after a July DUI, but this has been the only off-field incident Jenkins has been involved in. He'll most likely be off the board by the end of the first round, but if he slips to the top of the second, the Eagles might make it two years in a row selecting a TE in that round.

Watch: Seferian-Jenkins highlights

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