Notable performances by NFL prospects in Week 4

In a destined voyage to be one of the top prospect classes heading into the 2016 NFL Draft in Chicago, many candidates are flashing their talents week in and week out to establish a name for themselves in preparation for the next level.

Approaching Week 5, many young men have already captured the attention of NFL scouts, while others are less fortunate but continue to put forth the effort in the weight room and further define their limits and potential fate.

Looking ahead to next year’s draft, some juniors and seniors have elusiveness to bring to the table, others whose futures were ascribed in the preseason and others who are equipped with unmatched athletic skills to help them prosper through the NFL Combine.

At the day’s conclusion, they all aspire to do one of two things – either win a national championship or participate on a 53-man roster.

Until then, here’s a look at the top players with memorable performances in Week 4, who should also be on high alert come next April.

LB Blake Martinez, Stanford

6-foot-2, 245 pounds

vs. Oregon State: 12 tackles
2015 Totals: 48 tackles, INT

LB Tyler Matakevich, Temple

6-foot-1, 232 pounds

vs. Massachusetts: 9 tackles
2015 Totals: 29 tackles, 3 sacks, 2 INT

RB Leonard Fournette, Louisiana State

6-foot-1, 230 pounds

vs. Syracuse: 26 rushes, 244 yards, 2 TD
2015 Totals: 73 rushes, 631 yards, 8 TD

QB Christian Hackenberg, Penn State

6-foot-4, 228 pounds

vs. San Diego State: 21-of-35, 296 yards, 3 TD
2015 Totals: 56-of-106, 668 yards, 4 TD, 2 INT

Note: after losing both supporters in the backfield, Hackenberg will have to find some solace in entrusting his 4.78 forty speed to gain momentum on the ground

LB Scooby Wright, Arizona

6-foot-1, 246 pounds

vs. UCLA: 7 tackles
2015 Totals: 8 tackles


OL Ronnie Stanley, Notre Dame – probable (inflammation)

LB Kentrell Brothers, Missouri – probable (ankle)

6-foot-1, 235 pounds

vs. Kentucky: 10 tackles
2015 Totals: 52 tackles, 2 INT

QB Gunner Kiel, Cincinnati – questionable (head)

LB Myles Jack, UCLA – out indefinitely (knee)

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Former Buckeye DB made an awesome diving INT last night
Former Buckeye DB made an awesome diving INT last night