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TCU News: Looking ahead to toughest matchups and NFL prospects

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Lots of football news in this morning’s links!

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Links O’ War
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Football:

2020 NFL Draft: Offensive stars anchor TCU’s 2019 roster | Pro Football Network

Reagor shines brightest among a contingent of potential stars when it comes to NFL Draft evaluators.

He was the centerpiece of their offense, accounting for 39% of TCU’s receiving yards last season as well as leading the team in touchdowns. Reagor had 1,231 yards from scrimmage last season. No other TCU player accounted for more than 721 (RB Sewo Olonilua). His play was simply outstanding last season for TCU, and he’s receiving first-round buzz already because of this.

The NFL loves speed, especially in their receivers. Guys like Marquise Brown, DJ Moore, John Ross, and Will Fuller have all been picked in the first round due to their gifted speed on the field. Jalen Reagor has elite speed and then some. The first game I watched of the TCU team was the Baylor game. To say he stood out in a big way that game is an understatement.

The 11 longest-awaited college football reunions in 2019 | FBS Schedules

So pumped for this game.

The only-ever football action between TCU and Purdue came via a home-and-home played in 1969-70, both season-openers with the Boilermakers winning on both occasions. Purdue’s 1969 squad, which opened with a 42-35 victory over the Frogs, went 8-2 and finished No. 18 in the final AP, suffering losses at Michigan and at (1) Ohio State. The ’70 team – which opened with a 15-0 win over TCU – didn’t fare as well, dropping a Murder’s Row of games at (6) Notre Dame, vs. (7) Michigan and vs. (1) Ohio State for a 4-6 mark.

The Mountaineers must navigate a rugged October slate in Neal Brown’s first season as head coach | Athlon Sports

This has become a surprisingly fun rivalry.

It might be surprising to see TCU ranked ahead of Texas on this list, but according to Bill Connelly’s S&P+ projections, West Virginia has just a 43 percent chance of winning in Fort Worth — third lowest behind only Oklahoma (14 percent) and Missouri (26 percent). CFB Winning Edge projects the Mountaineers to have a 32 percent chance of winning against the Horned Frogs, second only to the Sooners (12 percent) at this point in the preseason.

State 7-on-7: Top CFB Prospects to Watch | DCTF

Lots of TCU targets on this list, so make sure you make some Friday night plans.

CB Jahari Rogers - Arlington: You will likely get to see Rogers on both sides of the ball. He played quarterback and cornerback to help the Colts qualify. He checks in as a four-star ‘Athlete’ in the DCTF Ratings. Rogers is also slated to compete at The Opening Finals on Sunday. Schools like Texas, TCU, Florida, Arkansas, Penn State and Tennesse are contenders.