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College Bowl Games – 2016 NFL Draft Prospects

Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you the 2016 NFL Draft Prospects Bowl Preview. Every bowl game and it’s draft eligible players are listed below for your enjoyment and viewing pleasure during this college bowl season. Attached is a PDF so you can print or save it to your own device. It gives you a reason to watch these games and find that player that nobody is talking about that you can label as your “sleeper” for the 2016 NFL Draft.

NOTE: Draft Eligible: Doesn’t mean they will come out this year, but are eligible to elect to enter the 2016 NFL Draft. The deadline for this decision is mid-January. I also have listed Draft Eligible players that are currently projected to be at least a seventh round pick/UDFA. This list does not include every draft eligible player.

Below is a link to download this article in PDF.

Bowl Games – 2016 NFL Draft Prospects


Key: Current Projections

Round 1

Early Round (Possibly 1st – 2)

Early-Mid Round (Very late 1st-3)

Mid-Round (Rounds 2-4)

Mid-Late Round (Rounds 4-6)

Late Round (Rounds 5-7)

Late Round – FA (Round 6-FA)

FA (Most likely a Free Agent pickup after Draft, only listed for QB’s)


December 19



Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl

Alcorn State vs. North Carolina A&T

Alcorn State

  • N/A

North Carolina A&T

  • N/A



Cure Bowl (CBSSN)

San Jose State vs. Georgia State

San Jose State

  • RB Tyler Ervin (Late Round – FA)

Georgia State

  • N/A


2 PM

New Mexico Bowl (ESPN)

Arizona vs. New Mexico


  • OT Lene Maiava (Late Round – FA)

New Mexico

  • N/A


3:30 PM

Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl (ABC)

BYU vs. Utah


  • DE Bronson Kaufusi (Late Round)
  • OT Ryker Mathews (Late Round – FA)


  • RB Devontae Booker (Early Round)
  • DE Jason Fanaika (Late Round)
  • ILB Jared Norris (Late Round)
  • WR Kenneth Scott (Late Round – FA)
  • C Sioasi Alono (Late Round – FA)
  • OLB Gionni Paul (Late Round – FA)
  • SS Tevin Carter (Late Round – FA)


5:30 PM

Raycom Media Camellia Bowl (ESPN)

Ohio vs. Appalachian State


  • CB Ian Wells (Late Round – FA)

Appalachian State

  • DE Ronald Blair (Late Round)
  • FS Doug Middleton (Late Round – FA)


9 PM

R + L Carriers New Orleans (ESPN)

Arkansas State vs. Louisiana Tech

Arkansas State

  • TE Darion Griswold (Late Round – FA)

Louisiana Tech

  • RB Kenneth Dixon (Mid Round)
  • DT Vernon Butler (Mid Round)
  • QB Jeff Driskel (Late Round – FA)


December 21


2:30 PM

Miami Beach Bowl (ESPN)

Western Kentucky vs. South Florida

Western Kentucky

  • QB Brandon Doughty (Mid-Late Round)
  • TE Tyler Higbee (Late Round)
  • RB Leon Allen (Late Round – FA)
  • WR Jared Dangerfield (Late Round – FA)

South Florida

  • TE Sean Price (Late Round – FA)
  • FS Jamie Byrd (Late Round – FA)


December 22


3:30 PM

Famous Idaho Potato Bowl (ESPN)

Akron vs. Utah State


  • OLB Jatavis Brown (Late Round – FA)

Utah State

  • OLB Kyler Frackell (Mid-Late Round)
  • WR Hunter Sharp (Late Round – FA)
  • WR Brandon Swindall (Late Round – FA)


7:00 PM

Marmot Boca Raton Bowl (ESPN)

Toledo vs. Temple


  • RB Kareem Hunt (Mid Round)
  • WR Alonzo Russell (Late Round – FA)


  • LB Tyler Matakevich (Mid-Round)
  • C Kyle Friend (Late Round – FA)
  • DT Matt Ioannidis (Late Round – FA)


About Dan Collins

I have always been an avid football enthusiast. The NFL Draft and Fantasy Football is my passion in the realm of football. I write Mock Drafts and inform readers of what is happening during the critical stages of the NFL Draft. I spend way too much time working through Fantasy Football analysis, situations, and thoughts; it is an issue. Follow on Twitter @Dan_R_Collins for Football info and the occasional joke or wisecrack.