As the Kansas City Chiefs prepare for an epic clash against the Miami Dolphins in Germany, fans have a great slate of college football games with which to keep themselves preoccupied. Here are some prospects we'll be keeping an eye on in the primetime slots coming into another week of CFB action.
#3 Ohio State at Rutgers 11 am (Arrowhead Time)
Who to watch: Ohio State WR Emeke Egbuka
Yes, the Buckeyes yet again have more than one first-round talent at the receiver position. While likely top-three pick Marvin Harrison Jr. is worth watching on his own, there's another prospect to scout here as well. Emeke Egbuka is a 6'1" 205-pound receiver who was actually the higher-rated recruit over Harrison coming out of high school.
Egbuka plays both on the outside and the slot for the Buckeyes. His long compact frame is surprisingly flexible and accelerates quickly. He's a highly developed route runner that utilizes space in zones well. He has been very reliable at the catch point and has been a run-after-catch weapon. Egbuka tallied 74 catches for 1,151 yards and 10 touchdowns while also adding 87 yards and two scores on 11 carries.
How he fits: There are some questions if Egbuka can live as an outside receiver at the next level. Similar to Jaxson Smith-Njigba (also from Ohio St.) his frame might limit him from consistently winning on the outside. While the Chiefs seem to have a wealth of slot receivers, Rashee Rice has lined up more and more on the outside. Egbuka's high floor as an NFL player comes from his ability to separate as a route runner and as an athlete. The floor of the Chiefs offense with Kelce, Rice, and Egbuka would be incredibly high for 2024.