Aside from Senior Bowls, Shrine Games, and other cowtown talent shows of dubious validity, the bowls are the last opportunity for players to make a strong statement on their draft potential.
It's a great time for tough runners to face stiff defenses, pocket passers to test their presence against the rush, and quick defenders to take games on their shoulders with or without the help of their offense.
For some players, all the questions have been answered, and they can sleepwalk their way to $40 million and a top-five selection.
The rest still have something to prove.
Here are 12 players who can make an impact on their draft status with a great performance in the bowls.