By | November 12, 2016

College football notes … With the start of Saturday’s college football slate of games still a few hours off, here are a couple of injury/draft notes that kind of slipped under our radar this week: Texas A&M QB Trevor Knight will miss the final three games of the year after injuring his throwing shoulder in the Aggies’ loss to Mississippi State last week. However, surgery won’t be required and Mississippi State has left open the possibility that Knight could possibly return for the team’s bowl game, but that is nowhere near a certainty. Knight has provided the 10th ranked Aggies some stability at QB after he transferred in from Oklahoma this year, although he is not considered to be more than a marginal draft prospect. This year, for example, Knight completed just 52% of his passes, but did throw for 2,500 yards and 23 TDs while running for another 600 yards. Knight will be replaced by junior Jake Hubenak when the Aggies host Mississippi later today.  Arizona junior RB Nick Wilson is also believed to be done for the year because of an undisclosed knee injury. The 5-10, 215-pound Wilson had been thought to be a dark-horse candidate to enter the 2017 draft Nick Wilson, but likely needs to return to school to prove to NFL teams that he can stay healthy after he played in just three games this year. Oklahoma State junior WR Marcell Ateman, another underclassman who had widely been considered likely to enter the upcoming draft, has announced that he will redshirt and return to school in 2017 after missing the entire 2016 season after having foot surgery in July. Tennessee junior RB and star KR Alvin Kamara is widely believed to have decided to enter the 2017 draft, although he has yet to announce anything himself.