This may not be the most exciting of bowls based on the quality of teams playing, however, there are three top prospects playing in this game, all of whom should be squarely on the New York Giants radar.
Washington boasts an offensive combo that will make fans drool. You've likely heard of Austin Sefarian-Jenkins, the 6-foot-6, 260-pound freak of nature that routinely gets compared to Rob Gronkowski. He's likely a mid-first round to early second-round target because his production has dipped ever so slightly and he also has character concerns regarding a DUI earlier in the season. Out of all the tight ends available in the draft, he is by far the best two-way player. He can line up in-line or split out wide and is a superior blocker. He has great body control and his catch radius is fantastic. He'd look fantastic in blue.
The other prospect to look at is running back Bishop Sankey. A tough slasher, Sankey has got great balance at 5-10, 206 pounds as he ran for 1,775 yards and 18 TDs in 2013. He'd be a perfect complement to David Wilson as an explosive in-between the tackles option with his speed in case the Giants let Andre Brown go. Should be a late 2nd round pick.
The prospect from BYU to look out for is outside linebacker Kyle Van Noy. The versatile linebacker was a destructive presence in 2012, as he popped off the tape when watching Ezekiel Ansah. A perfect SAM candidate for the Giants, he is fluid in space, is a nasty pass rusher, and is explosive. Very explosive. His game dropped off a bit this year, notching only four sacks, two INTs (one for a TD), and 6 passes defensed. He is a complete linebacking prospect in every sense of the word, however, and is a low-first, high-second round pick.
The final BYU prospect of note is wide receiver Cody Hoffman, who is a living legend in BYU, though he isn't necessarily too productive this year. He is gigantic, at 6-4, 210 pounds.
Teams: Washington Huskies vs. BYU Cougars
Game Time: Friday Dec. 27th 9:30 p.m. ET