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The Grueling Truth - Where Legends Speak / 2018 Draft Scout’s Guide to Bowl Season

2018 Draft Scout’s Guide to Bowl Season

Part 2: December 26th – January 1st
Publish Date: 12/27/2017
Fact checked by: Mike Goodpaster
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.

If you are an NFL fan who watches college football with the NFL Draft in mind, this is the guide to bowl season you are looking for.  Part one covers bigger bowls and bigger names.

 

Heart of Dallas Bowl

West Virginia vs. Utah

December 26th 1:30 EST

West Virginia Offense

#7 QB Will Grier 6-2 214

#13 WR David Sills V 6-4 203

Utah Defense

#93 DT Lowell Lotulelei 6-2 320

#45 DT Filipo Mokofisi 6-4 295

Utah Offense

#9 WR Darren Carrington II 6-3 205

West Virginia Defense

#8 S Kyzir White 6-2 216

 

Quick Lane Bowl

Duke vs. Northern Illinois

December 26th 5:15 EST

Duke Offense

#17 QB Daniel Jones 6-5 215

Northern Illinois Defense

#19 CB Shawun Lurry 5-8 180

 

Cactus Bowl

Kansas State vs. UCLA

December 26th 9:00 EST

UCLA Defense

#42 LB Kenny Young 6-1 235

UCLA Offense

#3 QB Josh Rosen 6-4 218

#52 C Scott Quessenberry 6-3 310

 

Independence Bowl

Florida State vs. Southern Miss

December 27th 1:30 EST

Florida State Offense

#18 WR Auden Tate 6-5 225

#71 OT Brock Ruble 6-8 324

Southern Miss Offense

#25 RB Ito Smith 5-9 195

Florida State Defense

#3 S Derwin James 6-3 215

#91 DT Derrick Nnadi 6-1 310

#4 CB Tarvarus McFadden 6-2 205

#76 DL Rick Leonard 6-7 305

#9 DE Josh Sweat 6-5 253

#20 S Trey Marshall 6-0 217

#90 DT Demarcus Christmas 6-4 309

 

Pinstripe Bowl

Iowa vs. Boston College

December 27th 5:15 EST

Iowa Offense

#75 OT Ike Boettger 6-6 300

#79 C/G Sean Welsh 6-3 295

Boston College Defense

#7 DE Harold Landry 6-3 250

Iowa Defense

#15 CB Joshua Jackson 6-1 185

#43 LB Josey Jewell 6-2 235

#99 DT Nathan Bazata 6-2 284

 

Foster Farms Bowl

Purdue vs. Arizona

December 27th 8:30 EST

Arizona Offense

#28 RB Nick Wilson 5-10 208

 

Texas Bowl

Texas vs. Missouri

December 27th 9:00 EST

Texas Offense

#55 OT Connor Williams 6-6 315

Missouri Defense

#16 DE Marcell Frazier 6-5 265

#5 DT Terry Beckner Jr. 6-4 290

Missouri Offense

#6 WR J’Mon Moore 6-3 190

Texas Defense

#46 LB Malik Jefferson 6-3 240

#4 S DeShon Elliott 6-2 210

 

Military Bowl

Virginia vs. Navy

December 28th 1:30 EST

Virginia Defense

#53 LB Micah Kiser 6-2 240

#3 S Quin Blanding 6-2 210

#9 DT Andrew Brown 6-4 290

 

Camping World Bowl

 Virginia Tech vs. Oklahoma State

December 28th 5:15 EST

Virginia Tech Offense

#57 OG Wyatt Teller 6-5 271

Oklahoma State Offense

#2 QB Mason Rudolph 6-5 230

#28 WR James Washington 6-0 205

#3 WR Marcell Ateman 6-4 220

#60 OT Zachary Crabtree 6-7 310

Virginia Tech Defense

#49 LB Tremaine Edmunds 6-5 250

#36 CB Adonis Alexander 6-3 197

#31 CB Brandon Facyson 6-2 187

 

Alamo Bowl

Stanford vs. Texas Christian

December 28th 9:00 EST

Stanford Offense

#20 RB Bryce Love 5-10 196

#9 TE Dalton Shultz 6-6 242

TCU Defense

#32 LB Travin Howard 6-1 213

TCU Offense

#21 RB Kyle Hicks 5-10 210

#7 QB Kenny Hill 6-1 205

Stanford Defense

#24 CB Quenton Meeks 6-2 195

#66 DT Harrison Phillips 6-4 255

#8 S Justin Reid 6-1 195

 

Holiday Bowl

Michigan State vs. Washington State

December 28th 9:00 EST

Michigan State Offense

#3 RB LJ Scott 6-1 230

#65 C Brian Allen 6-2 302

Washington State Defense

#50  DE Hercules Mata’afa 6-2 252

Washington State Offense

#4 QB Luke Falk 6-4 223

#76 OG Cody O’Connell 6-8 344

#60 OT Andre Dillard 6-5 245

 

Belk Bowl

Wake Forest vs. Texas A&M

December 29th 1:00 EST

Wake Forest Offense

#85 TE Cam Sergine 6-3 245

Texas A&M Defense

#23 S Armani Watts 5-11 205

#6 DB Donovan Wilson 6-1 205

#5 DT Daylon Mack 6-1 320

Texas A&M Offense

#3 WR Christian Kirk 5-11 200

Wake Forest Defense

#53 DL Duke Ejiofor 6-4 275

Texas A&M Special Teams

#46 P Shane Tripucka 6-3 210

 

Hyundai Sun Bowl

North Carolina State vs. Arizona State

December 29th 3:00 EST

North Carolina State Offense

#15 QB Ryan Finley 6-4 200

#1 TE Jaylen Samuels 5-11 236

North Carolina State Defense

#9 DE Bradley Chubb 6-4 275

#45 DL Darian Roseboro 6-4 287

#98 DT BJ Hill 6-4 315

#35 DL Kentavius Street 6-2 282

#27 DT Justin Jones 6-2 312

Arizona State Offense

#9 RB Kalen Ballage 6-3 229

 

Music City Bowl

Kentucky vs. Northwestern

December 29th 4:30 EST

Kentucky Offense

#87 TE CJ Conrad 6-5 225

Northwestern Defense

#16 S Godwin Igwebuike 6-0 190

Northwestern Offense

#18 QB Clayton Thorson 6-4 225

#21 RB Justin Jackson 5-11 201

Kentucky Defense

#69 DT Matt Elam 6-7 360

 

Arizona Bowl

New Mexico State vs. Utah State

December 29th 5:30 EST

New Mexico State Offense

#3 RB Larry Rose III 5-11 190

 

Cotton Bowl

Ohio State vs. USC

December 29th 8:30 EST

Ohio State Offense

74 OT Jamarco Jones 6-5 310

#54 C/G Billy Price C 6-4 312

#21 WR Paris Campbell 6-1 208

#85 TE Marcus Baugh 6-5 255

#25 RB Mike Weber 5-10 214

USC Defense

#35 LB Cameron Smith 6-2 255

#8 CB Iman Marshall 6-1 205

#45 OLB Porter Gustin 6-5 255

#94 DL Rasheem Green 6-4 275

#7 S Marvell Tell III 6-2 195

#4 S Chris Hawkins 5-11 190

USC Offense

#14 QB Sam Darnold 6-4 220

#80 WR Deontay Burnett 6-0 170

#25 RB Ronald Jones II 6-0 200

#50 C/G Toa Lobendahn 6-3 290

Ohio State Defense

#6 DE Sam Hubbard 6-5 265

#12 CB Denzel Ward 5-10 191

#59 DE Tyquan Lewis 6-4 265

#33 LB Dante Booker 6-3 240

#7 S Damon Webb 5-11 195

#77 DT Michael Hill 6-3 305

#86 DT Dre’Mont Jones 6-3 295

#17 LB Jerome Baker 6-1 225

#11 DT Jalyn Holmes 6-5 270

#93 DT Tracy Sprinkle 6-3 293

 

Tax Slayer Bowl

Louisville vs. Mississippi State

December 30th 12:00 EST

Louisville Offense

#8 QB Lamar Jackson 6-3 212

#9 WR Jaylen Smith 6-4 219

Mississippi State Defense

#38 S Johnathan Abram 6-1 202

Mississippi State Offense

#55 OT Martinas Rankin 6-4 295

#7 QB Nick Fitzgerald 6-5 230

Louisville Defense

#14 DL Drew Bailey 6-5 294

#10 CB Jaire Alexander 5-11 192

#90 DT De’Asian Richardson 6-3 284

#21 LB James Hearns 6-3 235

 

Liberty Bowl

Memphis vs. Iowa State

December 30th 12:30 EST

Memphis Offense

#3 WR Anthony Miller 5-11 190

#4 QB Riley Ferguson 6-4 210

Iowa State Offense

# 5 WR Allen Lazard 6-5 223

 

Fiesta Bowl

Penn State vs. Washington

December 30th 4:00 EST

Penn State Offense

#26 RB Saquon Barkley 5-11 230

#88 TE Mike Gesicki 6-6 250

#70 OG Brendan Mahon 6-4 318

#5 WR DaeSean Hamilton 6-1 206

Washington Defense

#50 DT Vita Vea 6-5 340

#36 LB Azeem Victor 6-3 231

#99 DL Greg Gaines 6-2 322

Washington Offense

#72 OT Trey Adams 6-8 327

#8 WR Dante Pettis 6-1 195

#88 TE Drew Sample 6-5 259

#9 RB Myles Gaskin 5-10 191

#79 C Coleman Shelton 6-4 299

#3 QB Jake Browning 6-2 210

#22 RB Lavon Coleman 5-11 235

Penn State Defense

#2 S Marcus Allen 6-2 207

#40 LB Jason Cabinda 6-1 234

#41 DT Parker Cothren 6-4 304

 

Orange Bowl

Wisconsin vs. Miami

December 30th 8:00 EST

Wisconsin Offense

#81 TE Troy Fumagalli 6-6 248

#66 OG Beau Benzschawel 6-6 317

#63 C Michael Deiter 6-6 328

Miami Defense

#9 DL Chad Thomas 6-6 275

#7 DL Kendrick Norton 6-3 312

#80 DT RJ McIntosh 6-4 293

Miami Offense

#1 RB Mark Walton 5-9 205

#52 OG KC McDermott 6-7 300

#23 TE Christopher Herndon 6-4 252

Wisconsin Defense

#96 DL Billy Hirschfeld 6-6 305

#99 DT Olive Sagapolu 6-2 346

#94 Conor Sheehy 6-4 293

#53 LB TJ Edwards 6-1 244

#48 LB Jack Cichy 6-2 234

Miami Special Teams

#15 K Michael Badgley 5-10 178

 

Outback Bowl

Michigan vs. South Carolina

January 1st 12:00 EST

Michigan Offense

#52 C Mason Cole 6-5 297

#80 FB Khalid Hill 6-2 265

South Carolina Defense

#7 CB JaMarcus King 6-2 186

South Carolina Offense

#81 TE Hayden Hurst 6-5 250

#1 WR Deebo Samuel 6-0 215

Michigan Defense

#73 DT Maurice Hurst 6-2 280

#9 LB Mike McCray 6-4 242

 

Peach Bowl

Auburn vs. Central Florida

January 1st 12:30 EST

Auburn Offense

#71 OG Braden Smith 6-6 303

#8 QB Jarrett Stidham 6-3 214

#73 C Austin Golson 6-5 312

#21 RB Kerryon Johnson 6-0 212

Auburn Defense

#6 CB Carlton Davis 6-1 203

#95 DT Dontavius Russell 6-3 310

Auburn Special Teams

#38 K Daniel Carlson 6-4 223

 

Citrus Bowl

Notre Dame vs. LSU

January 1st 1:00 EST

Notre Dame Offense

#68 OT Mike McGlinchey  6-8 315

#33 RB Josh Adams 6-2 225

#56 OG Quenton Nelson 6-5 330

#80 TE Durham Smythe 6-5 257

#6 WR Equanimeous St. Brown 6-5 203

LSU Defense

#49 LB Arden Key 6-6 265

#18 DL Christian LaCouture 6-5 292

#2 CB Kevin Toliver II 6-3 204

#97 DL Frank Herron 6-4 312

#21 S Ed Paris 6-1 210

#99 DT Greg Gilmore 6-4 308

LSU Offense

#5 RB Derrius Guice 5-11 218

#7 WR DJ Chark 6-4 198

#64 C/G Will Clapp 6-5 314

#63 OG KJ Malone 6-4 321

#66 OT Toby Weathersby 6-6 308

Notre Dame Defense

#99 DT Jerry Tillery 6-6 306

#5 LB Nyles Morgan 6-1 235

#98 DE Andrew Trumbetti  6-4 263

 

Rose Bowl

Oklahoma vs. Georgia

January 1st 5:00 EST

Oklahoma Offense

#6 QB Baker Mayfield 6-1 220

#81 TE Mark Andrews 6-5 251

#78 OT Orlando Brown 6-8 345

#36 FB Dimitri Flowers 6-2 247

Georgia Defense

#7 OLB Lorenzo Carter 6-6 243

#3 LB Roquan Smith 6-1 225

#24 S Dominick Sanders 6-0 200

#78 DT Trenton Thompson 6-4 295

Georgia Offense

#27 RB Nick Chubb 5-10 225

#77 OG Isaiah Wynn 6-2 302

#1 RB Sony Michel 5-11 215

#83 TE Jeb Blazevich 6-5 245

Oklahoma Defense

#31 DE/LB Ogbonnia Okoronkwo 6-1 240

#7 CB Jordan Thomas 6-0 185

 

Sugar Bowl

Clemson vs. Alabama

January 1st 8:45 EST

Clemson Offense

#75 OT Mitch Hyatt 6-5 305

#8 WR Deon Cain 6-1 190

#55 OG Tyrone Crowder 6-2 340

Alabama Defense

#29 S Minkah Fitzpatrick 6-1 202

#32 LB Rashaan Evans 6-3 234

#15 S Ronnie Harrison 6-3 214

#94 DT Da’Ron Payne 6-2 308

#39 CB Levi Wallace 6-0 183

#9 DL Da’Shawn Hand 6-4 288

#20 LB Shaun Dion Hamilton 6-0 235

#28 CB Anthony Averett 6-0 185

#2 CB Tony Brown 6-0 198

#69 DT Joshua Frazier 6-4 315

#49 DT Isaiah Buggs 6-5 293

#95 DT Johnny Dwight 6-3 301

Alabama Offense

#3 WR Calvin Ridley 6-1 190

#34 RB Damien Harris 5-11 212

#9 RB Bo Scarbrough 6-2 235

#75 C Bradley Bozeman 6-5 314

#71 OG Ross Pierschbacher 6-4 303

#66 OG Lester Cotton 6-4 324

Clemson Defense

#42 DT Christian Wilkins 6-4 300

#23 S Van Smith 5-11 185

#99 DE Clelin Ferrell 6-5 260

#7 DL Austin Bryant 6-5 265

#34 LB Kendall Joseph 6-0 225

#6 LB Dorian O’Daniel 6-1 220

Alabama Special Teams

#12 Andy Pappanastos 5-11 190

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