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Who should you be keeping an eye on as bowl season gets underway?

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NCAA Football: Sugar Bowl-Alabama vs Clemson Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

Another college football regular season is complete and now we move to he bowl games some of which have been played already. I think the final 4 teams is correct but I think there should be at least 8 teams as a minimum.

Logically, if Division II can have a 28 team playoff then so can Division I. The notion that Division I is unable to do this is preposterous. There were a few upsets but in the end all the #1 seeds made the quarter finals.

https://www.ncaa.com/brackets/football/d2/2018

Obviously there is some money that is involved in this not being a larger playoff field and I suspect it has to do with fat people who work for the bowls and do nothing but get paid a lot.

Nevertheless, I am hoping for a Clemson vs Oklahoma final with Oklahoma winning it all.

Here are the bowl games for the next few days.

Tuesday, December 18

CHERIBUNDI BOCA RATON BOWL

UAB vs Northern Illinois 7:00 PM ESPN

Max Scharping Northern Illinois OT 6’6” 320

https://www.nfldraftdiamonds.com/2018/10/max-scharping

/https://www.ganggreennation.com/2018/11/1/18033846/2019-nfl-draft-prospect-profile-max-scharping

Sutton Smith Northern Illinois EDGE 6’1” 235

https://www.nfldraftdiamonds.com/2018/08/sutton-smith/

http://www.cfbstats.com/2018/player/503/1072082/index.html

Wednesday, December 19

DXL FRISCO BOWL

San Diego State vs Ohio 8:00 PM ESPN

Juwan Washington San Diego St RB 5’7” 190

Thursday, December 20

BAD BOY MOWERS GASPARILLA BOWL

Marshall vs South Florida 8:00 PM ESPN

Ryan Bee Marshall DT 6’6” 280

Juwon Young Marshall ILB 6’2” 250

Jordan Cronkrite South Florida RB 5’11” 207

Mitchell Wilcox South Florida TE 6’4” 248

Friday, December 21

MAKERS WANTED BAHAMAS BOWL

Florida Intl vs Toledo 12:30 PM ESPN

Cody Thompson Toledo WR 6’1” 205

https://www.profootballfocus.com/news/draft-2018-prospect-preview-cody-thompson-is-a-big-play-waiting-to-happen

http://www.cfbstats.com/2018/player/709/1065567/index.html

FAMOUS IDAHO POTATO BOWL

Western Michigan vs BYU 4:00 PM ESPN

John Keenoy Western Michigan OC 6’3” 299

https://www.profootballfocus.com/news/draft-quick-look-at-the-2019-nfl-draft-class-offensive-linemen-in-pass-protection

Corbin Kaufusi BYU DT 6’9” 285

http://www.cfbstats.com/2018/player/77/1078211/index.html

Saturday, December 22

JARED BIRMINGHAM BOWL

Memphis vs Wake Forest 12:00 PM ESPN

Darrell Henderson Memphis RB 5’9” 200

https://www.ganggreennation.com/2018/11/23/18105676/2019-draft-prospect-rb-darrell-henderson-memphis

https://www.cbssports.com/nfl/draft/news/2019-nfl-draft-the-home-run-hitting-sleeper-running-back-prospect-you-need-to-know/

https://thedraftnetwork.com/2018/12/04/darrell-henderson-and-the-chase-for-rb1

/http://www.cfbstats.com/2018/player/404/1079551/index.html

LOCKHEED MARTIN ARMED FORCES BOWL

Houston vs Army 3:30 PM ESPN

Ed Oliver Houston DT 6’3” 291

https://www.ganggreennation.com/2018/10/27/18030730/2019-draft-prospect-profile-dt-ed-oliver-houston

https://thedraftnetwork.com/2018/08/02/2019-nfl-draft-player-profile-ed-oliver/

http://www.cfbstats.com/2018/player/288/1079010/index.html

Isaiah Johnson Jr. Houston CB 6’2” 195

Emeke Egbule Houston OLB 6’3” 240

Austin Robinson Houston ILB 6’3” 240

DOLLAR GENERAL BOWL

Buffalo vs Troy 7:00 PM ESPN

Khalil Hodge Buffalo ILB 6’1” 240

https://www.nfldraftdiamonds.com/2018/06/khalil-hodge-2/

http://www.cfbstats.com/2018/player/86/1078228/index.html

Tyree Jackson Buffalo QB 6’6” 245

https://mattwaldmanrsp.com/2018/09/24/mark-schofields-rsp-scouting-lens-tyree-jackson-and-the-hoss-concept/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V51WMbF-o4Y

Anthony Johnson Buffalo WR 6’1” 207

https://thedraftnetwork.com/2018/11/22/2019-nfl-draft-player-profile-anthony-johnson

https://breakingfootball.com/2019-nfl-draft-anthony-johnson-draft-profile/

http://www.cfbstats.com/2018/player/86/1078243/index.html

Blace Brown Troy CB 6’1” 179

https://fullpresscoverage.com/2018/01/31/2018-cardinals-draft-prospect-cb-blace-brown/

SOFI HAWAI’I BOWL

Hawai’i vs Louisiana Tech 10:30 PM ESPN

Jahlani Tavai Hawaii OLB 6’3” 235

https://herosports.com/college-football/hawaii-jahlani-tavai-draft-highlight-stats-ahah

https://thedraftnetwork.com/2018/08/25/2019-nfl-draft-player-profile-jahlani-tavai/

http://www.cfbstats.com/2018/player/277/1063182/index.html

Jaylon Ferguson Louisiana Tech EDGE 6’4” 269

https://thedraftnetwork.com/2018/11/07/2019-nfl-draft-player-profile-jaylon-ferguson/

http://www.cfbstats.com/2018/player/366/1063590/index.html

Here are some mocks from fanspeak just because.

This one is using the fanspeak bigboard and it is where the Vikings get bigger ...

https://fanspeak.com/ontheclock/sharedraft.php?d=ciuwmw

TRADES

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS

SENT: ROUND: 1 PICK: 21

RECEIVED: ROUND: 1 PICK: 28 & ROUND: 3 PICK: 33

CINCINNATI BENGALS

SENT: ROUND: 4 PICK: 21 & ROUND: 6 PICK: 35

RECEIVED: ROUND: 4 PICK: 11

CLEVELAND BROWNS

SENT: FUTURE ROUND 5 PICK & ROUND: 7 PICK: 35

RECEIVED: ROUND: 6 PICK: 13 & ROUND: 7 PICK: 7

28: R1P28 DL RAEKWON DAVIS ALABAMA 6’7” 306

NCAA Football: Texas A&M at Alabama Marvin Gentry-USA TODAY Sports

https://thedraftnetwork.com/2018/08/01/2019-nfl-draft-player-profile-raekwon-davis/

53: R2P21 G BEAU BENZSCHAWEL WISCONSIN 6’5” 317

NCAA Football: Wisconsin at Brigham Young Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

https://thedraftnetwork.com/2018/08/01/2019-nfl-draft-player-profile-beau-benzschawel/

84: R3P20 OT DAVID EDWARDS WISCONSIN 6’7” 315

NCAA Football: Big Ten Championship-Ohio State vs Wisconsin Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

https://thedraftnetwork.com/2018/08/02/2019-nfl-draft-player-profile-david-edwards/

97: R3P33 S JOHNATHAN ABRAM MISSISSIPPI STATE 6’0” 215

NCAA Football: UL Lafayette at Mississippi State Vasha Hunt-USA TODAY Sports

https://thedraftnetwork.com/2018/09/05/2019-nfl-draft-player-profile-johnathan-abram/

113: R4P11 WR PARRIS CAMPBELL OHIO STATE 6’0” 208

NCAA Football: Tulane at Ohio State Joe Maiorana-USA TODAY Sports

https://thedraftnetwork.com/2018/12/01/2019-nfl-draft-player-profile-parris-campbell/

188: R6P13 OT TREY ADAMS WASHINGTON 6’7” 316

NCAA Football: Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl-Alabama vs Washington Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports

https://thedraftnetwork.com/2018/05/21/2019-nfl-draft-player-profile-trey-adams/

195: R6P20 G ALEX BARS NOTRE DAME 6’5” 312

NCAA Football: Vanderbilt at Notre Dame Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports

https://www.onefootdown.com/2018/8/4/17651560/notre-dame-fighting-irish-2019-nfl-draft-scouting-report

223: R7P7 TE C.J. CONRAD KENTUCKY 6’5” 245

NCAA Football: Kentucky at South Carolina Jeff Blake-USA TODAY Sports

https://thedraftnetwork.com/2018/11/08/2019-nfl-draft-player-profile-c-j-conrad/

249: R7P33 EDGE CHARLES OMENIHU TEXAS 6’6” 275

NCAA Football: Texas at Baylor Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

https://thedraftnetwork.com/2018/12/14/2019-nfl-draft-player-profile-charles-omenihu/

This one is using the fanspeak bigboard ...

https://fanspeak.com/ontheclock/sharedraft.php?d=fzjici

TRADES

CLEVELAND BROWNS

SENT: ROUND: 3 PICK: 20

RECEIVED: ROUND: 3 PICK: 27 & ROUND: 5 PICK: 7

OAKLAND RAIDERS

SENT: ROUND: 1 PICK: 21

RECEIVED: ROUND: 1 PICK: 26 & ROUND: 4 PICK: 3

26: R1P26 C DALTON RISNER KANSAS STATE 6’5” 308

53: R2P21 G CHRIS LINDSTROM BOSTON COLLEGE 6’3” 307

91: R3P27 EDGE JAYLON FERGUSON LOUISIANA TECH 6’4” 269

105: R4P3 WR PARRIS CAMPBELL OHIO STATE 6’0” 208

123: R4P21 S JUAN THORNHILL UVA 6’0” 200

146: R5P7 OT KALEB MCGARY WASHINGTON 6’6” 318

195: R6P20 DL TERRY BECKNER JR MISSOURI 6’4” 290

210: R6P35 CB IMAN MARSHALL USC 6’0” 200

249: R7P33 LB JOE DINEEN JR. KANSAS 6’1” 230

251: R7P35 S CHASE HANSEN UTAH 6’2” 230

This one is using the drafttek bigboard which is interesting and would be great (on paper)

TRADES

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS

SENT: ROUND: 1 PICK: 21

RECEIVED: ROUND: 1 PICK: 28 & ROUND: 3 PICK: 33

LA RAMS

SENT: ROUND: 1 PICK: 28

RECEIVED: ROUND: 1 PICK: 32 & ROUND: 4 PICK: 32

32: R1P32 DL CHRISTIAN WILKINS CLEMSON 6’4” 300

53: R2P21 C DALTON RISNER KANSAS STATE 6’5” 308

84: R3P20 OT ANDRE DILLARD WASHINGTON STATE 6’5” 300

97: R3P33 WR PARRIS CAMPBELL OHIO STATE 6’0” 208

123: R4P21 RB BRYCE LOVE STANFORD 5’11” 213

134: R4P32 G ROSS PIERSCHBACHER ALABAMA 6’4” 303

195: R6P20 EDGE CARL GRANDERSON WYOMING 6’4” 255

210: R6P35 S JOHNATHAN ABRAM MISSISSIPPI STATE 6’0” 215

249: R7P33 TE IRV SMITH JR. ALABAMA 6’4” 245

251: R7P35 QB CLAYTON THORSON NORTHWESTERN 6’3” 225

I obviously would love this last draft but it just seems too unrealistic to me. Actually, all of them are probably unrealistic.

Well, enjoy the games if you watch.