An NFL Fan's Viewing Guide to the 2019 College Football Season – Sports Illustrated

In a little more than a month, we’ll reach the nadir of meaningless NFL preseason football only to be vaulted into a haze of prime time college games that feature middle-tier schools stepping over one another for a chance at a prime time television appearance.

It can be a puzzling time especially for the red meat NFL fan (waves to teammate Andy Benoit) and it can often serve as a sour start to an NCAA football season that doesn’t really bloom in our consciousness until November.

But make no mistake, the future of the NFL will be molded before our eyes on college fields. Why miss the chance to reference obscure early September games that will be hoisted by draftnik tape grinders in February—especially when we’ll distill all the best matchups for you right here?

Behold, a frame-by-frame college football viewing guide for the NFL fan, highlighting one matchup each week with heavy draft implications:

WEEK 1: Washington vs. Auburn

Saturday, Sept. 1, 3:30 p.m. ET, ABC
Mercedes Benz Stadium, Atlanta, Ga.

An obvious one to kick things off. Here we get Auburn quarterback Jarrett Stidham, quite possibly the first passer off the board in the 2019 draft, facing off against a Washington team featuring left tackle Trey Adams. Adams is another possible top-10 selection, depending on how his ACL—torn in 2017—heals. Stidham threw for 18 touchdowns and six interceptions last year and while he can look a little stiff and sluggish in the pocket, he can throw on the move and deliver the ball with pro-level velocity. The Tigers also boast a stable of upperclassmen on the defensive line that should pose a challenge for Adams.

WEEK 2: Clemson at Texas A&M

Saturday, Sept. 8, 7 p.m. ET, ESPN
Kyle Field, College Station, Tx.

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