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.
Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl
Middle Tennessee vs. Navy
11:45 a.m. ET, ESPN
It starts before noon and there isn’t anyone likely to be drafted playing in this game. Go ahead and skip it…
Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl
Ole Miss vs. Georgia Tech
3:15 p.m. ET, ESPN
Donte Moncrief, Ole Miss, Wide Receiver – Not overly fast or explosive, Moncrief is smooth and noted as a good route runner and able to create separation. Good size at 6-2, 226 and would make a be a good option for the Lions on day two of the draft.
Jeremiah Attaochu, Georgia Tech, Outside Linebacker – With the Lions showing a preference for long-armed athletic defenders, Attaochu has to be on the radar. He plays fast and although that can get him in trouble, he can make a play anywhere on the field. His third round projection could be on the rise as he is likely to test well in the combine and pro day setting.
Valero Alamo Bowl
Oregon vs. Texas
6:45 p.m. ET, ESPN
Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, Oregon, Cornerback – Likely to be one of the first cornerbacks taken, Ekpre-Olomu has enough size (5-10, 190) to draw a look from the Lions.
Jackson Jeffcoat, Texas, Defensive End – He’s more potential than production so far but there is a lot for scouts to like, even if it doesn’t show up on tape consistently enough. NFL bloodlines as the son of former NFL defensive lineman Jim Jeffcoat.
Mike Davis, Texas, Wide Receiver – In terms of receptions and receiving yards, Davis is one of the top five wide receivers in Texas history. At 6-2, 195, he is worth a look in the middle rounds.
National University Holiday Bowl
Arizona State vs. Texas Tech
10:15 p.m. ET
Jace Amaro, Texas Tech, Tight End – One of the top tight ends in the country, you will find Amaro mostly lining up in the slot.