2014 NFL Draft: Bowl prospects 12/21 (New Mexico, Las Vegas, Potato, New Orleans)

Brian Bahr

Take a look at the top prospects playing in bowl games on Saturday.

For many players, the bowl season is the final chance to show NFL scouts what they have on the field before months of interviews and workouts in shorts. For fans, it's the last chance to take a look at the prospects that will make up the majority of the 2014 NFL Draft.

On Saturday, there will be four bowl games: The New Mexico Bowl, Las Vegas Bowl, Famous Idaho Potato Bowl and New Orleans Bowl. Here are the prospects that should be paid the most attention:

New Mexico Bowl - Washington State vs. Colorado State, 2 p.m.

Player Pos. Height Weight Proj. via NFLDraftScout.com
WSU Deone Bucannon S 6-1 215 2nd
CSU Weston Richburg C 6-4 300 2nd-3rd
CSU Crockett Gillmore TE 6-6 255 6th
WSU Damante Horton CB 5-10 178 7th-FA
CSU Shaquil Barrett OLB 6-2 250 7th-FA

Las Vegas Bowl - Fresno State vs. USC, 3:30 p.m.

Player Pos. Height Weight Proj. via NFLDraftScout.com
FSU Derek Carr QB 6-3 218 1st
USC Marqise Lee* WR 6-0 195 1st
FSU Davante Adams** WR 6-2 216 1st-2nd
FSU Marcel Jensen TE 6-5 270 3rd-4th
USC Devon Kennard OLB 6-3 255 5th-6th
FSU Austin Wentworth OT 6-5 306 5th-6th
USC Demetrius Wright S 6-1 195 7th-FA
USC Kevin Graf OT 6-6 295 7th-FA

Famous Idaho Potato Bowl - Buffalo vs. San Diego State, 5:30 p.m.

Player Pos. Height Weight Proj. via NFLDraftScout.com
BUF Khalil Mack OLB 6-3 248 1st
SDSU Nat Berhe S 5-10 200 7th-FA
BUF Alex Neutz WR 6-2 205 7th-FA
SDSU Bryce Quigley OT 6-5 300 7th-FA

New Orleans Bowl - Tulane vs. UL-Lafayette, 9 p.m.

Player Pos. Height Weight Proj. via NFLDraftScout.com
TUL Ryan Grant WR 6-0 192 5th
TUL Cairo Santos K 5-8 160 7th-FA

* Junior
** Draft-eligible sophomore

The top prospects of the day worth watching for Jaguars fans are Fresno State quarterback Derek Carr and Buffalo pass rusher Khalil Mack. Both are potential first round selections for the Jaguars, especially if the team wins one or both of the last two games of the season to drop in the draft order some.

Derek Carr, the younger brother of former-draft bust David Carr, has had a tremendous season with 48 touchdowns and seven interceptions, nearly leading the Bulldogs to a BCS bowl berth. He'll face a tough test against the USC defense though, that finished the regular season 16th in total defense.

If the Jaguars elect to pass on a quarterback in the first round, the most logical second choice would be a LEO to help the team's deficient pass rush. Mack fits that role perfectly and has been a dominant force during his time with the Bulls. With just one tackle in the backfield on Saturday, he'll break Jason Babin's NCAA record for career tackles for loss, as they are currently tied with 75.

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