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Las Vegas Bowl 2013, USC vs. Fresno State: NFL Draft prospects

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A look at the NFL prospects during the 2013 Las Vegas Bowl tilt between the USC Trojans and Fresno State Bulldogs.

Marquise Lee
Marquise Lee
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New York Giants' fans will want to pay close attention to Saturday's Las Vegas Bowl between USC and Fresno State. There are several prospects from USC that could be potential Big Blue playmakers. This matchup also includes a possible first overall pick.

The top prospect playing in this game is quarterback Derek Carr. Yes, he is the younger brother of Big Blue View fan favorite David Carr. Just like his older brother, Derek is gaining serious momentum as the possible first overall pick over defensive end Jadaveon Clowney and quarterback Teddy Bridgewater.

Carr has great accuracy, has shown quick decision making, and has good athleticism. While Giants fans may not be interested in drafting a quarterback just yet, it will be fun to watch him go to work on the USC defense.

Speaking of the USC defense, they have two players who should of interest to Giants' fans. The first is hybrid DE/OLB Morgan Breslin. Breslin was supposed to be next in the line of strong USC pass rushers. He showed explosiveness, speed and underrated power on his way to 4.5 sacks in five games. Unfortunately, Breslin got injured and won't be playing after undergoing hip surgery.

A USC pass rusher who WILL be playing, however, is Devon Kennard. At 6-foot-3, 255 pounds he has good length and a decent first step. He has nine sacks on the year, and could be a mid- to late-round target. Keep an eye on him.

USC's best prospect, however, comes from the offense. Marquise Lee is a matchup nightmare at the wide receiver position and figures to be a mid-first round pick. He certainly would come into play for the Giants. Think of Cordarrelle Patterson, except with better route running. He has been hampered by injuries this year, but he is the premier explosive option in this game.

Game Details

Teams: Fresno State Bulldogs vs. USC Trojans

Game Time: Saturday, Dec. 21st 3:30 p.m. ET