Quinn Sharp, P, Oklahoma State
Iowa State at Oklahoma State, noon, FX
Yes, I'm sneaking a punter on the list this week. Nick Harris is doing a fine job, but the 34-year-old veteran is simply a stopgap. If you watched the 49ers play the Seahawks this Thursday, you saw San Francisco's Andy Lee boom a ball 66 yards to bury Seattle deep in their own territory late in the fourth quarter of a one-score game. The Lions need this kind of special teams weapon and Sharp could be the best option available.
An All-American honorable mention in 2011, Sharp has seen his punt average go up each of the past four seasons, topping out at 47.5 yards this year.
He also kicks field goals, but that's not his future in the NFL. He could potentially be an option on kickoffs. He led the nation in touchbacks by a wide margin in 2011.