College football season is officially over for all but two teams, as the Florida State Seminoles and Auburn Tigers will meet at The Rose Bowl in Pasadena on Monday night to play for the BCS National Championship.
En route to a perfect, 13-0 record in 2013, the No. 1 Seminoles scored no fewer than 37 points in any contest and allowed no more than 34, outscoring their opponents 689-139. The path for the No. 2 Tigers was much more battle tested though, as the team bounced back from a September loss to LSU to win nine straight, including miraculous last-second victories over Georgia and Alabama.
While Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback, Jameis Winston, is not draft-eligible as a redshirt freshman, there are still many 2014 NFL Draft prospects to keep an eye on during the BCS National Championship on Monday:
BCS National Championship - Auburn vs. Florida State, 8:30 p.m.
|#||Player||Pos.||Height||Weight||Proj. via NFLDraftScout.com|
|FSU||#||James Wilder Jr.*||RB||6-1||229||4th-5th|
** Draft-eligible sophomore
The top two prospects in the 2014 BCS National Championship game are offensive tackles that are underclassmen. While it could be argued that the Jaguars could use an upgrade at right tackle (if you're not a fan of the work 23-year-old Austin Pasztor did in the role), it certainly would be surprising if the team addressed the position that early.
Instead, the top prospect that may make the most sense for the Jaguars is FSU receiver Kelvin Benjamin, a 6'5, 235-pound monster of a pass catcher. The redshirt sophomore has racked up 14 touchdown receptions through 13 games and could be available when the Jaguars are on the clock in the second round.
Without a receiver on roster listed at taller than 6'1 (with the exception of Stephen Williams who has zero receptions in the last three seasons), the Jaguars could use a top pass catcher to complement Cecil Shorts III and possibly Justin Blackmon as well.
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