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2014 NFL Draft: Bowl prospects 12/30 (Advocare V100, Sun, Liberty, Chick-fil-A)

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

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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 Tuesday, there are four bowl games: The Advocare V100, Sun, Liberty and Chick-fil-A Bowls. Here are the prospects that should be paid the most attention:

Advocare V100 Bowl - Arizona vs. Boston College, 12:30 p.m.

# Player Pos. Height Weight Proj. via
UA 25 Ka'Deem Carey* RB 5-10 207 2nd
BC 44 Andre Williams RB 6-0 227 3rd
BC 24 Kevin Pierre-Louis OLB 6-1 225 5th
UA 2 Marquis Flowers OLB 6-2 233 7th-FA
UA 5 Shaquille Richardson CB 6-1 188 7th-FA
BC 77 Matt Patchan OT 6-5 305 7th-FA

Sun Bowl - Virginia Tech vs. UCLA, 2 p.m.

# Player Pos. Height Weight Proj. via
UCLA 11 Anthony Barr OLB 6-4 248 1st
UCLA 17 Brett Hundley** QB 6-3 222 1st
UCLA 56 Xavier Su'a-Filo* G 6-3 305 2nd
VT 17 Kyle Fuller CB 6-0 194 2nd
VT 99 James Gayle DE 6-4 255 4th-5th
VT 1 Antone Exum CB 6-0 220 5th-6th
UCLA 1 Shaquelle Evans WR 6-1 204 7th
VT 3 Logan Thomas QB 6-6 254 7th-FA
UCLA 99 Cassius Marsh DE 6-4 260 7th-FA

Liberty Bowl - Rice vs. Mississippi State, 4 p.m.

# Player Pos. Height Weight Proj. via
MSU 61 Gabe Jackson G 6-3 340 3rd-4th
RICE 9 Chris Boswell K 6-2 200 6th-7th
RICE 15 Phillip Gaines CB 6-0 185 7th-FA
MSU 27 LaDarius Perkins RB 5-9 195 7th-FA

Chick-fil-A Bowl - Duke vs. Texas A&M, 10:15 p.m.

# Player Pos. Height Weight Proj. via
TAMU 13 Mike Evans** WR 6-5 225 1st
TAMU 75 Jake Matthews OT 6-5 305 1st
TAMU 2 Johnny Manziel** QB 5-11 210 1st
TAMU 70 Cedric Ogbuehi* OT 6-5 300 1st
DUKE 6 Ross Cockrell CB 6-0 190 5th
TAMU 11 Derel Walker WR 6-2 185 7th-FA

* Junior
** Draft-eligible sophomore

One night after Oregon Ducks sophomore quarterback Marcus Mariota carved up the Texas Longhorns secondary in the Alamo Bowl, two more potential first round sophomore passers will be on display on New Year's Eve.

Both seem like possibilities to enter the 2014 NFL Draft, although Texas A&M's Johnny Manziel seems like a more likely candidate than UCLA's Brett Hundley to do so. Manziel followed up his freshman Heisman campaign with 3,732 yards passing, 33 touchdowns and 11 interceptions as a sophomore. The Duke Blue Devils rank 71st in the nation at stopping the pass, so it shouldn't be too much of a test for Manziel.

It will be a bigger test for Hundley who faces the third ranked pass defense of the Virginia Tech Hokies. While most don't expect Hundley to enter the Draft, he has the raw physical ability to possibly warrant a top 10 pick if he does.