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2014 NFL Draft: Bowl prospects 1/3 (Cotton, Orange)

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

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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 Friday, there are two bowl games: The Cotton and Orange Bowls. Here are the prospects that should be paid the most attention:

Cotton Bowl - Oklahoma State vs. Missouri, 8 p.m.

# Player Pos. Height Weight Proj. via
MIZZ # Kony Ealy* DE 6-5 275 1st
OKST # Justin Gilbert CB 6-0 200 1st-2nd
MIZZ # Michael Sam OLB 6-2 255 2nd
MIZZ # E.J. Gaines CB 5-10 195 2nd-3rd
OKST # Calvin Barnett DT 6-2 300 3rd-4th
MIZZ # L'Damian Washington WR 6-4 205 5th
MIZZ # Justin Britt OT 6-6 315 5th-6th
OKST # Tracy Moore WR 6-1 215 7th
MIZZ # Marcus Lucas WR 6-4 220 7th-FA

Orange Bowl - Clemson vs. Ohio State, 8:30 p.m.

# Player Pos. Height Weight Proj. via
CLEM # Sammy Watkins* WR 6-1 205 1st
OSU # Ryan Shazier* OLB 6-2 230 1st
CLEM # Vic Beasley* OLB 6-2 235 1st
OSU # Bradley Roby* CB 5-11 192 2nd
OSU # Jack Mewhort OT 6-6 308 2nd
OSU # Carlos Hyde RB 6-0 235 2nd-3rd
CLEM # Tajh Boyd QB 6-1 225 3rd-4th
OSU # Braxton Miller* QB 6-1 215 5th
CLEM # Brandon Thomas G 6-3 315 5th-6th
OSU # Corey Linsley C 6-3 298 7th
OSU # Andrew Norwell G 6-6 316 7th-FA
CLEM # Martavis Bryant WR 6-4 200 7th-FA

* Junior
** Draft-eligible sophomore

While the quarterback battle of Tajh Boyd and Braxton Miller in the Orange Bowl is worth watching for Jaguars fans, the day will truly be dominated by wide receivers.

Leading the group is Clemson's Sammy Watkins, who would arguably be the top receiver in the 2014 NFL Draft if he elected to forego his senior season. However, there are several other receivers with length, something that the Jaguars do not have, that will be on display on Friday.

Pass rushers like Kony Ealy and Michael Sam are also worth keeping an eye.