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Scouting The 2019 NFL Draft: 12/29 (Non Playoff) Bowl Game Scouting Guide

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Click it here to see which prospects you should be watching for in the 12/29 (Non Playoff) bowl games.

NCAA Football: Missouri at Florida Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Belk Bowl: South Carolina Vs. Virginia (12:00 PM EST, ABC)

WR, Deebo Samuel, South Carolina (#1)

Samuel is a fun receiver to watch. He is very smooth in and out of his breaks, and is more likely than not getting separation with his above avg route running. Not a down field burner though.

WR, Bryan Edwards, South Carolina (#89)

Edwards has very good size to him, and is a very well rounded player with blocking, hands and route running. I just wish he was faster. I want to see how he tests.

CB, Bryce Hall, Virginia (#34)

Hall is just about the complete package at CB. He has that ideal length and athleticism teams covet. He just needs to work on his tackling technique.

CB, Rashad Fenton, South Carolina (#16)

Fenton shows some flash plays with his quick feet and physicality in press coverage, he is incredibly inconsistent, and will struggle on the outside at the next level.

LB, T.J. Brunson, South Carolina (#6)

Brunson is a little smaller then we would like, but is very willing and able to stick his nose in the mess. It would be nice if he saw the field a little bit better.

DL, Javon Kinlaw, South Carolina (#3)

For 300 + this man is a muscular giant. When he his feet and balance are on point, he can roll back just about anyone.

S, Juan Thornhill, Virginia (#21)

Thornhill can make a name for himself in the NFL as a nice box safety. He has played all over the defense including LBer. I don’t see him with the range to roam the deep end.

Peach Bowl: Florida Vs. Michigan (12:00 PM EST, ESPN)

Edge, Jachai Polite, Florida (#99)

Jachai Polite has been the edge rusher on everyone’s mind early in this 2018-19 season. He shows tremendous athleticism around the edge. Pair that with his never ending motor and you have a potential monster.

Edge, Jabari Zuniga, Florida (#92)

Zuniga has a way of showing up against inferior opponents. He will have the chance today to do it against a quality team.

Edge, Chase Winovich, Michigan (#15)

Chase is a very heady player, that like Gary, has an endless motor. You won’t see Winovichcaught out of position or chasing ghosts.

Edge/DL, Rashan Gary, Michigan (#3)

Gary is a raw slab of athletic ability and a motor that never runs cold. Give him some time to refine his technique and he will be a problem.

T, Jawaan Taylor, Florida (#65)

Taylor has some great size that goes well with his frame. Jawaan’s hands are heavy in pass protection. He places his punches well, and can sit down against power. Taylor moves well, but isn’t overly explosive.

T, Martez Ivey, Florida (#73)

Ivey has all the physical tools you could want in a tackle, but there are too many times he looks like a chew toy for defenders.

WR, Van Jefferson, Florida (#87)

Like many sons of coaches, Jefferson is a very smart and technically sound receiver. His route running is superb.

RB, Jordan Scarlett, Florida (#25)

Scarlett is a load to bring down, and has enough shiftiness to make defenders miss. He could carry the load, but he is forced to share snaps in Florida.

RB, Karan Higdon, Michigan (#22)

Karan is a explosive little back. Once he gets into the open field, he jumps into a 2nd gear that is hard to chase down. Higdon gets to the 2nd level by using his patience and understanding of how the blocks will develop.

CB, Lavert Hill, Michigan (#24)

Hill uses his hands very well to gain leverage in man coverage. In the run game though, he can stand to be a little less soft.

CB, David Long, Michigan (#22)

Long isn’t the tallest corner, and maybe that has helped him develop his quick hips. He has the physicality to jam receivers at the line, and fight for position down the sideline.

TE, Zach Gentry, Michigan (#83)

Gentry shows his best signs of life as a receiver. He knows how to use his size to put himself in favorable positions to make the play. He needs to add strength is he wants to make it as a blocker.

LB, Devin Bush, Michigan (#10)

Bush is one of the premier LBers coming out this year. He fits the mold of the new era of explosive, free roaming LBers. He uses his superior athleticism and IQ to own the field.

S, Chauncey Gardner-Johnson, Florida (#23)

At the next level, Chauncy should be used more as a single high safety or in man coverage. He does a good job mirroring receivers, and has the range to own the deep end of the field.

QB, Shea Patterson, Michigan (#2)

Patterson has shown a lot of promise, and has some spurts of wonderful play. He is also prone to the opposite in tough situations.

Arizona Bowl: Arkansas State Vs. Nevada (1:15 PM EST, CBSSN)

Edge, Ronheen Bingham Arkansas State (#8)

Bingham is a little undersized, but damn is he explosive. His change of directions and just general twitchiness makes him very hard to block.