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Prospects to know for the 2017 Orange Bowl: Wisconsin Badgers vs Miami Hurricanes

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A look at the prospects for Miami and Wisconsin.

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We’ve seen brilliance and concern from some of the top prospects in the 2018 NFL Draft and tonight, we get another game with a lot of talent to show off.

Here are the prospects to know between the Wisconsin Badgers and Miami Hurricanes.

Orange Bowl - Saturday 8:00 PM ET, ESPN
Wisconsin vs Miami

#81 Troy Fumagalli TE Wisconsin 6’6” 248
Season Stats: 43 REC 516 YDS 4 TD

Fumagalli led the Badgers in receptions and receiving yards, and despite his already solid standing with NFL scouts, he is expected to play in this game.

#11 Nick Nelson CB Wisconsin 5’11” 208
Season Stats: 34 TKL (25 solo) 1 TFL 20 PBU 1 kick BLK 1 PR TD

Nelson played two seasons at Hawaii before transferring in 2016. He went the entire first season in Madison without a pick, but Nelson led the FBS with his 20 pass breakups. He is rumored to be leaning toward entering the draft and leaving his final season of eligibility on the table.

#53 T.J. Edwards LB Wisconsin 6’1” 244
Season Stats: 75 TKL (50 solo) 11 TFL 2 SCK 4 INT 7 PBU 1 TD

#5 Garret Dooley LB Wisconsin 6’3” 246
Season Stats: 40 TKL (19 solo) 12 TFL 7.5 SCK 1 FF 1 PBU

#32 Leon Jacobs LB Wisconsin 6’2” 245
Season Stats: 55 TKL (34 solo) 8.5 TFL 3.5 SCK 1 FF 2 INT 2 PBU 1 TD

#12 Natrell Jamerson S Wisconsin 6’ 198
Season Stats: 49 TKL (31 solo) 3.5 TKL 1.5 SCK 2 INT 10 PBU 1 TD

Jamerson and Jacobs are expected to participate in next month’s Shrine Game.

#25 Derrick Tindal CB Wisconsin 5’11” 181
Season Stats: 27 TKL (18 solo) 1 TFL 2 FF 1 INT 9 PBU

#4 Jaquan Johnson S Miami 5’11” 190
Season Stats: 85 TKL (49 solo) 3 TFL 1 SCK 2 FF 4 INT 4 PBU 1 TD

Reports suggest Johnson will return to Miami next season, but I’ll be keeping an eye on him tonight just in case.

#80 R.J. McIntosh DT Miami 6’4” 293
Season Stats: 49 TKL (24 solo) 12.5 TFL 2.5 SCK 1 FF 7 PBU

McIntosh is a junior, but finished the regular season on a roll, collecting six tackles for loss over his last three games. He’s a player on the rise at a position of value, and a good candidate to enter the draft early

#28 Michael Jackson CB Miami 6’1” 200
Season Stats: 39 TKL (31 solo) 3 TFL 1 SCK 4 INT 5 PBU

A big, athletic corner prospect, Jackson was effective this season in his first as a full-time stater, and is rumored to be leaning toward skipping his senior season and entering the draft.

#52 K.C. McDermott G Miami 6’7” 300

McDermott has been a fixture on Miami’s O-line for most of the past three seasons, with starts at left guard, right tackle and left tackle, where he’s currently slotted. The versatile swingman has accepted an invitation to next month’s Shrine Game.

#9 Chad Thomas DE Miami 6’6” 275
Season Stats: 37 TKL (17 solo) 10.5 TFL 4.5 SCK

#8 Braxton Berrios WR Miami 5’9” 186
Season Stats: 52 REC 634 YDS 12.2 AVG 9 TD 16.2 PR AVG

Berrios caught only 45 passes during his first three seasons, but led the Hurricanes in catches this year. He also led the nation in TD catches from the slot, and emerged as an effective punt return man.