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2014 NFL Draft: Bowl prospects 1/4 (BBVA Compass)

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

Frederick Breedon

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

BBVA Compass Bowl - Vanderbilt vs. Houston, 1 p.m.

# Player Pos. Height Weight Proj. via
VAND # Jordan Matthews WR 6-3 205 2nd
VAND # Kenny Ladler S 6-0 205 3rd-4th
VAND # Wesley Johnson OT 6-5 290 5th
VAND # Andre Hal CB 5-11 186 6th-7th
UH # Zachary McMillian CB 5-10 178 7th-FA
UH # Richie Leone P 6-3 215 7th-FA

* Junior
** Draft-eligible sophomore

With four BCS games in the books and the BCS National Championship on the horizon, the BBVA Compass Bowl will display much less talent than the other games this week; however, there are still players worth keeping an eye on.

Vanderbilt wide receiver Jordan Matthews racked up 107 receptions for 1,334 yards and five touchdowns in his senior season with the Commodores and has the size and physical attributes necessary to be a No. 1 receiver in the NFL as well.

Due to an increasingly strong class of wide receivers in the 2014 NFL Draft, Matthews might represent a solid value selection in the second day of the draft, as underclassmen like Sammy Watkins, Marqise Lee and Kelvin Benjamin could push the Vandy receiver down.