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2014 NFL Draft: Bowl prospects 12/23 (Beef 'O' Brady's)

Take a look at the top prospects playing in the Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl on Monday.


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 Monday, there is just one bowl game: The Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl. Here are the prospects that should be paid the most attention:

Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl - Ohio vs. East Carolina, 2 p.m.

Player Pos. Height Weight Proj. via
ECU Derrell Johnson OLB 6-2 264 6th-7th
ECU Damon Magazu S 5-11 204 7th-FA

* Junior
** Draft-eligible sophomore

Two days after bowl season kicked off with four bowl games that featured top draft talent, including Khalil Mack, Derek Carr, Davante Adams and Deone Bucannon, Monday is decidedly less intriguing. While there will likely be some players on the two rosters that have chances at making NFL rosters, don't expect to see any players from the Ohio Bobcats or East Carolina Pirates go in the first two days of the draft.

If there's one player Jaguars fans should take a look at on Monday afternoon, it's probably East Carolina's Derrell Johnson. An undersized pass rusher, Johnson has 6.5 sacks and 12.5 tackles for loss as a senior in the Pirates defense. While he doesn't put his hand on the ground very often, he has a knack for getting through the offensive line and could fill a Bruce Irvin-type role in the NFL, though he's definitely not the athletic freak that Irvin is.