2017 NFL Draft Prospects to Watch: Jan. 2 Bowl Games

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Four games remain on the bowl schedule before the national championship game on January 9th. Three of the four are a part of the New Year’s Six, with the Outback Bowl rounding out the slate. These games may not be a part of the college football playoff this season, but there are reasons to watch each game. Plenty of 2017 NFL Draft prospects will be taking the field for the final time in their college careers and will look to finish strong.

The 2017 NFL Draft is less than four months away and NFL teams are close to completing evaluations on hundreds of players. These bowls are the final opportunity for a player to improve their film grade ahead of all-star games and pre-draft workouts. All draft-eligible prospects in these four games will be studied in some form, but there are certain prospects in each game that will be put under the microscope.

These prospects may or may not be the first player drafted from each bowl game, but they are players who should have a big impact. Whether they are involved in an intriguing one-on-one matchup or just need to step up, these are the 2017 NFL Draft prospects scouts will be watching closely on January 2nd.