November 16 , 2013; Greenville, NC, USA; Alabama-Birmingham Blazers running back Darrin Reaves (5) is stopped on a run by the East Carolina Pirates linebacker Derrell Johnson (56) and terammate linebacker Kyle Tudor (20) at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium. Mandatory Credit: James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports

Detroit Lions 2014 NFL Draft Prospects: December 23 Bowl Game Viewing Guide


The college bowl system may be watered down but it does provide for a final look at a number of players ahead of the 2014 NFL Draft. Here is the bowl schedule for today, as well as a look at a few players to watch who could be on the Detroit Lions’ radar come May.

Beef ‘O’ Brady’s St. Petersburg
Ohio vs. East Carolina
2 p.m. ET, ESPN

Ohio and East Carolina are light on players who figure to be drafted next spring but there are a few names to watch this afternoon.

Derrell Johnson, East Carolina, Outside Linebacker – An outside linebacker adept at rushing the passer, Derrell Johnson is likely to be the highest 2014 NFL Draft pick playing in today’s game.

Damon Magazu, East Carolina, Saftey – Safety is probably less of a need this year than it was last year but the Lions could stand to add some developmental depth. As a very late round or UDFA option, Magazu is worth a look.

Travis Carrie, Ohio, Cornerback – What catches your eye with Carrie is his size (6-0, 212). He has battled injury problems in college but will likely get a look in an NFL training camp with the trend towards bigger corners.

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