2011 NFL Draft Prospect Guide to Bowl Games

Lee Johnson@FantasyFBSchemeSenior Analyst IDecember 11, 2010

PALO ALTO, CA - NOVEMBER 27:  Andrew Luck #12 of the Stanford Cardinal passes the ball against the Oregon State Beavers at Stanford Stadium on November 27, 2010 in Palo Alto, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
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The 2010-2011 NCAA College Bowl Season is upon us.  We get pumped this time of year because this is the last time for these kids to use a real game to show scouts what they got before they enter the machine that is the NFL Draft process.

We decided to sift through and pull some names out that NFL Draft fans can look for in the games to scout themselves as they nod and try to show interest in what relatives are saying during the holidays.

So, as a couch scout, what games are you going to watch?

We count five that are not even really worth the time unless you want to watch for some deep sleepers. Not that there is anything wrong with that. We will point out some sleepers for the last couple rounds later on.

In the "Prospect Guide" we stuck to those players that we are pretty sure will be drafted. We know the big names, some of the fun is getting a feel for those mid-rounders.

Here are some to wet your whistle…

Champs Sports Bowl |Dec.28| 6:30pm ET on ESPN

  • West Virgina: Noel Devine-RB, Robert Sands-S, Brandon Hogan-CB
  • North Carolina State: George Bryan-TE, Nate Irving-LB

Insight Bowl| Dec. 28| 10pm ET on ESPN

  • Iowa: Ricky Stanzi-QB, Adrian Clayborn-DE, Christian Ballard-DT, Karl Klug-DT
  • Missouri: Blaine Gabbert-QB

Holiday Bowl |Dec 30| 10pm ET on ESPN

  • Washington: Jake Locker-QB, Mason Foster-LB
  • Nebraska: Niles Paul (Q)-WR, Roy Helu-RB, Prince Amukamara-CB, Jared Crick-DT, Pierre Allen-DE

Orange Bowl |Jan. 3| 8:30 PM on ESPN

  • Stanford: Andrew Luck-QB, Owen Marecic-FB, Sione Fue-DT
  • Virginia Tech: Ryan Williams-RB, Rashad Carmicheal-CB

Sugar Bowl |Jan. 4| 8:30pm on ESPN

  • Arkansas: Ryan Mallett-QB, DeMarcus Love-OT, D.J. Williams-TE
  • Ohio State: DeVier Posey-WR, Brandon Saine-RB, Justin Boren-OG, Cameron Heyward-DE, Chimdi Chekwa-CB, Ross Homan-LB, Devone Torrence-CB

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