We have officially hit the most exciting part of bowl season with the NY6 games set to take place shortly. Teams have already seen some players opt out but others have one more chance to show they are worthy of a draft pick. As always, we’ll be highlighting both talked-about prospects and the more underrated guys who can benefit from a big day. Without further adieu, let’s reveal the four guys.
Peach Bowl: Pittsburgh vs Michigan State
Habakkuk Baldonado, Edge, Pittsburgh,
Unfortunately, we won’t be seeing Kenny Pickett or Kenneth Walker in this bowl game as he has already declared for the draft so we must look elsewhere. Baldonado is still a young player but has given the Panther’s front seven some pass-rush help when it has been needed and is a guy with tons of natural talent. While he is raw, a big day against Michigan State could boost Morgan’s stock tremendously and lead to a Day 2 selection perhaps.
Fiesta Bowl: Notre Dame vs Oklahoma State
Jaylen Warren, RB, Oklahoma State
With Notre Dame’s Kyren Williams out in this one, all eyes turn to another do-it-all running back. Warren has put together some big-time performances this season but was sidelined in the conference championship against Baylor and is back for one last game. While no one really likes to talk about running backs in the draft this early, pay attention to Warren as he could steal in the show in Arizona.
Rose Bowl: Ohio State vs Utah
Devin Lloyd, LB, Utah
Lloyd could have easily opted out of this game and still have been a late first-round pick but his mentality to play is exactly why he can become a great player. Lloyd has the smarts and speed to be very good in the NFL but there are still a ton of things he needs to show on film for us to be confident in him, especially with all the rumors of such a high selection for Lloyd. Ohio State will test his all-around game and be a fun one to watch on tape.
Sugar Bowl: Ole Miss vs Baylor
Dontario Drummond, WR, Ole Miss
One of the Senior Bowl’s most recent accepted invites came from Drummond and for good reason. Drummond is coming off a 14 catch, 138-yard performance against Mississippi State and has constantly been Matt Corral‘s top guy even when banged up. With all the star receivers in this class, Drummond still has a lot to prove and if he puts up the big numbers against Baylor that he’s capable of, we should see him move into the middle rounds of the draft.
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