Bowl Season has become a snowball rolling downhill, and even with many well-known NFL prospects sitting out, more and more prominent names will be taking the field in the coming days. Here’s a look at the late Wednesdays slate of bowl games….
Foster Farms Bowl - Wednesday 8:30 PM ET
Arizona vs Purdue
#78 Jacob Alsadek OL Arizona 6’7” 325
Alsadek is a big body, and a four-year starter at right guard, and with due respect to talented-but-injury-prone running back Nick Wilson, Alsadek is the Wildcat with the best chance of hearing his name called in next spring’s draft.
Academy Sports + Outdoors Texas Bowl - Wednesday 9:00 PM ET
Texas vs Missouri
#95 Poona Ford DT Texas 6’ 305
Season Stats: 30 TKL (21 solo) 8 TFL 1.5 SCK 1 FF 1 PBU 1 kick BLK
The Longhorns will be without linebacker Malik Jefferson, safety DeShon Elliott and cornerback Holton Hill, who have all declared for the draft, but undersized senior D-lineman Ford will be in action against Mizzou. He’s a steady performer who’s earned a Shrine Game invitation, but he’ll have work to do if he’s going to sneak into the top 100 picks.
#3 Drew Lock QB Mizzou 6’4” 225
Season Stats: 224/385 (58.2%) 3695 YDS 9.6 YPA 43 TD 12 INT 1 rush TD
Despite his 43-TD season, I haven’t expected Lock to declare, and he’s admitted now that the NFL Draft advisory board has suggested he stay in school for 2018. Still, Lock is reportedly considering a leap to the NFL as of Tuesday. This game could be a springboard.
#6 J’Mon Moore WR Mizzou 6’3” 205
Season Stats: 60 REC 1017 YDS 17.0 AVG 10 TD
Moore is coming off back-to-back 60-catch 1000-yard seasons, and has led the Tigers in receiving act of the last three years. He will represent the Tigers at next month’s Senior Bowl.