Originally written on Draft Board Insider  |  Last updated 9/7/12

Here are the 5 match ups either individual or units that I am going to be keeping the closest eye on this weekend.  Who are yours?  Let me know on Twitter @nfldraftboard



Notre Dame center Braxton Cave against Purdue defensive tackle Kawann Short.  Cave is a guy I hadn't scouted much at all last year, but I was really impressed with how he played last week against Navy.  But it's Navy.  This week Cave is going to get one of the best interior defensive linemen in the country in Short.  This is a one on one match up I am very anxious to see.

Georgia defensive end Jarvis Jones against Missouri quarterback James Franklin.  Actually there are several names I could plug in here on the Bulldogs defensive unit.  If middle linebacker Alec Ogletree plays, or safety Bacarri Rambo play, both will also be responsible for spying one of the most athletic quarterbacks in the nation.

Washington quarterback Keith Price against the LSU defense. I am not sure the Tigers defense will see a player as dynamic and athletic as Price the rest of the regular season, but I am can promise that Price won't see another defense like LSU.  Can Price work on the perimeter with Barkevious Mingo and Sam Montgomery?  I tend to think no, but it's still going to be fun to watch.

Ohio State Braxton Miller against UCF safety Kermal Ishmael.  Miller showed some serious flashes last season and so far this year, but Ishmael is the Knights leading tackler and will be keeping a close eye on Miller whether he's running or passing.

The Florida offensive tackles Matt Patchan and Chaz Green against Texas A&M linebacker Sean Porter and defensive end Damontre Moore.  Moore and Porter are going to be bringing the heat on the Florida quarterback Jeff Driskel and if Patchan and Green don't do their jobs, he's going to be staring up at the sky(or the turf) a lot.

Obviously there are plenty more great match-ups between draft prospects across the board.  Check out my positional rankings and find those guys in the games you are watching and keep an eye out for how they play. 

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