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Citrus Bowl prospect preview: Notre Dame vs LSU prospects to know

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A look at the prospects in the Citrus Bowl.

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The Arizona Cardinals need some beef along the offensive line, but also help at wide receiver.

This bowl game is teeming with talent at each.

It's definitely stronger at line, or at least it will be in this game, but there could be some game changing talent at wide receiver.

Citrus Bowl - Monday 1:00 PM ET

Notre Dame vs LSU

#56 Quenton Nelson G Notre Dame 6’5” 330

Some analysts seem to be leaning toward Nelson as the top, non-quarterback in the draft, and while he has a year of eligibility remaining, the massive lineman is expected to enter the draft. He’s a massive, road-grading left guard, but I have a had time slotting almost any offensive lineman into the top five. Nelson displays impressive strength, a nasty demeanor on tape, and he’s a three-year starter. These are all qualities I look for in an offensive line prospect, but I also have some athletic testing thresholds that I’d like to see him meet. We’ll find out about that in a couple of months.

#68 Mike McGlinchey OT Notre Dame 6’8” 315

McGlinchey is another three-year starter on the Notre Dame O-line, with experience playing right and left tackle. I have serious concerns about his foot quickness against the pass rush on the left side of the line, and think he’ll be better off on the right side.

#33 Josh Adams RB Notre Dame 6’2” 225

Season Stats: 1386 YDS 7.3 AVG 9 TD rushing, 10 REC 82 YDS 8.2 AVG receiving

#6 Equanimeous St. Brown WR Notre Dame 6’5” 203

Season Stats: 31 REC 468 YDS 15.1 AVG 4 TD

#5 Derrius Guice RB LSU 5’11” 218

Season Stats: 1153 YDS 5.3 AVG 11 TD rushing, 15 REC 100 YDS 6.7 AVG receiving

With Leonard Fournette banged up, Guice led the SEC in rushing last season as a sophomore. His numbers are down this year, as he’s been slowed by his own injury issues, but he’s still often included in the debate over the draft’s top running backs, with some analysts preferring Guice to Penn State’s Saquon Barkley.

#7 D.J. Chark WR LSU 6’4” 198

Season Stats: 35 REC 811 YDS 23.2 AVG 3 TD receiving, 63 YDS 5.3 AVG 1 TD rushing, 11.7 PR AVG 2 PR TD

#63 K.J. Malone G LSU 6’4” 321

Malone is a two-year starter and the son of NBA HOFer Karl Malone.

#2 Kevin Toliver II CB LSU 6’3” 204

Season Stats: 28 TKL (15 solo) 2 TFL 1 SCK 2 FF 1 INT 10 PBU

#99 Greg Gilmore DT LSU 6’4” 308

Season Stats: 51 TKL (13 solo) 9 TFL 6.5 SCK 1 PBU

#18 Christian LaCouture DT LSU 6’5” 292

Season Stats: 63 TKL (9 solo) 8.5 TFL 6 SCK 4 PBU

#28 Darrel Williams RB LSU 6’1” 229

Season Stats: 776 YDS 5.7 AVG 9 TD rushing, 22 REC 327 YDS 14.9 AVG receiving