NFL Draft 2014: Ranking Top Prospects Heading into January Bowl Games

December 31, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

First, a disclaimer: We are a long, long way from the 2014 NFL Draft. With the NFL moving the draft back to May in 2014, in fact, scouts, general managers and those who do both of those things from their couches have longer than ever to overreact to every flaw and excellent performance.
Such will be the case starting on New Year's Day, the annual flipping of the calendar that might as well be called College Football Day. A total of six bowl games adorn the first day of January this (next?) year, and for those who have been following every last game, not all of these contests are terrible.
The BCS, mercifully in its final year, begins its last slate of games with the Rose, Fiesta and Sugar Bowls—each of which will feature potential first-round picks.
While it's always easy to say you shouldn't put too much stock in how a player performs in these contests, the reality is far different. We all discern too much information from bowls—no matter how good...

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