The college bowl season is in full swing. But how do you choose which games to watch? I'd suggest doing some advance scouting for the draft. See which players you would like to be Giants. So with that in mind, here are my suggestions for bowl games from tonight through this weekend with a list of a few possible Giants in them. I also added in some other prominent players that will go early to other teams.
NEBRASKA VS. WASHINGTON
Alex Henery, K/P - He kicks. He punts. He leaps over tall buildings in a single bound. Best kicker in the draft, maybe the best punter. 68-76 lifetime on FGs, with a long of 57. 30 punts inside the 20 last year.
Lavonte David, LB - At 6-1 215, he will be a SS in the NFL. Perfect for the Deon Grant S/LB tweener role. A junior that may return for his senior year.
Niles Paul, WR/KR/PR - Since the Giants always seem to value size, this could be a guy considered as a late round returner, also about 6-1 215.
Roy Helu, RB - Mid- to late round prospect
Prince Amukamara, CB - Likely 1st round pick, could wind up in Dallas. Could play safety.
Jared Crick, DT - Monster strength, could also play 3-4 DE
Eric Hagg, S, DeJon Gomes, CB/S - late round backup picks
Jake Locker, QB - One of the top QBs in the draft, could get a look from Washington. Very inconsistent.
Nate Williams, S - Could get a look in the mid- to late rounds.
NORTH CAROLINA VS. TENNESSEE
Bruce Carter, LB - Injured and not playing. Crap. ACL tear is a concern.
Quan Sturdivant, MLB - For all the Goff upgraders out there, he may be the top MLB in the draft.
Kendric Burney, CB - Good quickness, but would the Giants consider a guy 5-9?
Deunta Williams, S - Big guy around 6-2 215, having a very poor year.
Luke Stocker TE - One of the top TEs in the draft, big body, good hands
Saturday, January 1:
FLORIDA VS. PENN STATE
Marcus Gilbert, RT - 6-5 320, played a little LT and G, but not really the LT type.
Mike Pouncey, G - Twin brother of the Steelers' center, did not have much luck trying to play center earlier this year. Not as talented as his brother, but still a top draft prospect.
Ahmad Black, S - Rising up the draft boards, but maybe not for the Giants at 5-9.
Will Hill, S - A junior that may not come out, local Jersey product
Janoris Jenkins, CB - Hurt shoulder and not playing, but could be a 1st rounder if he comes out as a junior.
Stefen Wisniewski, C - Possibly the top center in the draft, uncle played guard for the Raiders.
WISCONSIN VS. TCU
Gabe Carimi, LT - 6-7 320, mauler. Concerns about foot speed have many projecting him at RT, but a great hand punch slows down the outside rush. Top run-blocking tackle in the draft.
John Moffit, LG - 6-5 320, another big powerful blocker. Played some center at Wisconsin, so the Giants could have interest because of that.
JJ Watt, DE - A big guy at 6-6 285, has been flying up draft boards because of his performance this year. Hustles every play. Could see a lot of interest as a 3-4 DE.
Jake Kirkpatrick, C - One of the top centers in the draft.
OKLAHOMA VS. CONNECTICUT:
Travis Lewis, LB - With Carter's injury is likely to be the top LB taken in the draft. Oklahoma likes to move him around to let him make plays.
Quinton Carter, FS - Expected to be a middle round talent similar to Jones last year
DeMarco Murray, RB - One of those good-at-all-things-expert-at-none players, I would compare him to Tiki. Can block and catch.
Jeremy Beal, DE/OLB - Pass rusher expected to go in early rounds, not likely to Giants.
Ryan Broyles, WR/PR - Will be picked as a WR before we could nab him as a returner, may return for another year.
Jordan Todman, RB - A smaller back (5-9 190) that may return for his senior year, but a guy with tons of production that is hard to catch.
Missed this one originally:
Michigan State vs. Alabama
Greg Jones, MLB - Rorschach's least favorite player, can play MLB or WLB and has put up big tackling numbers over the last few years, a 2nd round player that could push into the 1st with a good postseason.
Mark Barron, S - A big hitter that played a very disciplined 2-deep zone safety this year, a 2nd-3rd rounder.
Donta Hightower, ILB - A huge body around 260 lbs., fills the gap like Harry Carson. Not fit for a 4-3.
Mark Ingram, RB - The son of our ex-WR, best RB in the draft.
Greg McElroy, QB - Will get a look somewhere as a backup QB.
Julio Jones, WR - Size and speed, should be picked early in the 1st round. If he falls, maybe the Giants bite as a BPA pick.
Marcel Dareus, DE (3-4) - Many believe he is a Top 10 pick, could play DT in a 4-3.