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2014 NFL Draft: Bowl prospects 1/2 (Sugar)

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

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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 Thursday, there is just one bowl games: The Sugar Bowl. Here are the prospects that should be paid the most attention:

Sugar Bowl - Oklahoma vs. Alabama, 8:30 p.m.

# Player Pos. Height Weight Proj. via
BAMA 32 C.J. Mosley LB 6-2 232 1st
BAMA 71 Cyrus Kouandjio* OT 6-5 310 1st
BAMA 6 Ha Ha Clinton-Dix* S 6-1 208 1st-2nd
BAMA 10 A.J. McCarron QB 6-3 214 2nd
OU 14 Aaron Colvin CB 6-0 192 3rd
OU 8 Jalen Saunders WR 5-9 157 4th
BAMA 49 Ed Stinson DE 6-3 292 4th-5th
BAMA 13 Deion Belue CB 5-11 183 4th-5th
OU 64 Gabe Ikard C 6-3 298 5th-6th
BAMA 83 Kevin Norwood WR 6-1 195 6th

* Junior
** Draft-eligible sophomore

Whenever the Alabama Crimson Tide are on the field, you can rest assured that there will be NFL talent worth watching and the 2013 team is no different. At the helm of the offense is senior quarterback A.J. McCarron, who everybody seems to have an opinion of, one way or another.

In three seasons as a starter, McCarron has led the Crimson Tide to two BCS National Championships and was a Heisman Trophy finalist in 2013, but there are questions of how much he deserves credit for the team's success. In seven games in his senior season, McCarron has finished with fewer than 200 yards passing, avoiding mistakes and letting the run game dominate for the Alabama offense.