Now that the 2013-14 college bowl season is nearly complete, we can begin to focus on the 2014 NFL draft. Plenty of promising prospects took part in these bowl games—some having great success, others struggling mightily.
One huge measuring stick in regards to these prospects is how well they are able to perform on a big stage. This is what makes these bowl games so important to NFL scouts.
Of course, these players' "draft stocks" will remain highly fluid. After all, they must still go through the NFL Scouting Combine and pro days before the draft rolls around in May.
Until then, we can begin to assess which of these prospects have already begun to help themselves as they continue on the path to play professional football.
Let's take a look at players who have either helped or hurt themselves during the bowl season.