For the players of the 70 college football teams set to play in them, college football's bowl games could be a prime opportunity for NFL draft prospects to impress scouts and large audiences in nationally televised games.
While that opportunity may be greater for a Florida State or Auburn player in the BCS National Championship Game than it may be when Washington State and Colorado State open bowl season with the New Mexico Bowl, the 2013 bowl season is full of potential first-round draft picks from its first day (Fresno State quarterback Derek Carr, USC wide receiver Marqise Lee and Buffalo outside linebacker Khalil Mack are among those set to play Nov. 21) to its last.
Every bowl game provides 2014 draft prospects with an important stage to finish their college football careers with strong final impressions. There are a number of prospects on whom the spotlight will be shining especially bright.
As a result of their potential as prospects and the teams and individual matchups they will face in their bowl games, the following 10 prospects are all in position to send their draft stocks quickly rising—or falling—in what could be the final game of each player's college football career.