BCS Bowls: NFL Prospects to Watch in Upcoming Games

Jeremy FuchsCorrespondent IIIDecember 25, 2012

PASADENA, CA - NOVEMBER 06:  Anthony Barr #2 of the UCLA Bruins attempts to break free from Suaesi Tuimaunei #28 of the Oregon State Beavers at the Rose Bowl on November 6, 2010 in Pasadena, California.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
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The BCS Bowl season is underway and college football fans are watching with a keen eye to see how their team will fare. NFL fans, however, are watching to see which prospects can help their team next season.

Which players will suit up in a NFL jersey next season? We let you know below.


Eric Fisher, OT, Central Michigan

Offensive tackles are always in high demand and this year will be no different. One of the more sought after players will be Fisher, who will have all eyes on him when Central Michigan takes on Western Kentucky in the Little Caesars Bowl

Fisher is highly athletic and at 6'7", 305 pounds has the size to play left or right tackle. Fisher is very experienced, as he's started the last three years. He is an AP third team All-American.

Fisher is the best senior tackle and should be selected in the mid-to-late first round, and might even be starting on opening day.


Ryan Otten, TE, San Jose State

The league is constantly looking for athletic tight ends who can catch the ball and run up the seam.

Otten certainly fits that mold. He will showcase his talents when San Jose State takes on Bowling Green in the Military Bowl.

Safeties will not be able to cover him at 6'5", 245 pounds safeties will not be able to cover him when he bangs across the middle. However, Otten hasn't been super productive this season, which will cause him to slide in the draft.

But, with the right combination of size and hands, Otten will start out as a valuable do-it-all tight end who will soon become a quarterback's best friend.


Anthony Barr, LB, UCLA

Anthony Barr burst onto the scene as a linebacker, and the junior could find himself selected high if he chooses to leave early. He'll try to lead the Bruins to a victory against Baylor in the Bridgepoint Education Holiday Bowl.

Barr spent his first two years at fullback and took to linebacker quite rapidly. He had 13.5 sacks and 20.5 tackles for loss.

Impressive for his debut season at the position.

Teams always want pass-rushers, and Barr seems to fit as the ideal 3-4 pass-rushing outside linebacker. Barr, of course, is still inexperienced, but defensive coordinators will fall in love with his upside and select him in the late first or early second round.


Logan Ryan, CB, Rutgers

Ryan had a terrific season and established himself as one of the best cornerbacks in the nation. The junior looks pro-ready and will put that to the test in the Russell Athletic Bowl against Virginia Tech.

Ryan is tied for eighth in the nation in passes defended and was second on the Scarlet Knights with 87 tackles. He has decent size and good speed to boot.

Look for Ryan, should he declare, to become one of the more highly sought after cornerbacks selected in the first round.