Bowl Season previews: Las Vegas Bowl, New Mexico Bowl
Welcome to the College Football Bowl Season!
There are a number of video games as we speak, however I need to focus in on two that may have some draft implications — The Las Vegas Bowl and the GILDAN New Mexico Bowl.
Both video games have a pair potential mid-round prospects who might assist restock a New York Giants offense that has been ravaged by damage.
Las Vegas Bowl – (25) Boise State vs. Oregon
ABC – three:30 p.m.
If you need a working again with a nostril for the tip zone, that is the sport for you. Oregon’s Royce Freeman goes to get in comparison with former Duck LeGarrette Blount, each for his stout construct and bruising fashion as his manufacturing.
Freeman is available in to as we speak’s sport with 60 profession speeding touchdowns, a mean of 15 TDs a season. He is a high-mileage again, coming in to the sport with 947 carries, which must be a priority getting into the league. But, listed at 6’zero,” 238 kilos, he’s constructed to take — and ship — punishment. But regardless of his measurement, Freeman is hardly a lumbering again, and runs with a gliding stride and a stunning means to sink his hips and make a lower. He isn’t a burner, but when he breaks a deal with or makes a participant miss, he can choose up yards in chunks.
Freeman is a effectively rounded working again, who’s a succesful receiver (averaging slightly below 20 receptions a season) in addition to move blocker.
As it stands now, Freeman is probably going a mid-round prospect as groups weigh his unbelievable manufacturing in opposition to his relative lack of athleticism and excessive mileage.
On the opposite facet of issues is Boise State receiver Cedrick Wilson Jr.
Wilson is a lean (6’three,” 188-pound) receiver who has been remarkably productive, with 129 receptions for two,419 yards and 17 touchdowns over the past two years. A former baseball participant, Wilson switched from quarterback to vast receiver when he arrived at Boise State. To be that productive whereas nonetheless new to the place makes Wilson is an intriguing prospect as he continues to hone his craft.
GILDAN New Mexico Bowl – Marshall vs. Colorado State
ESPN – four:30 p.m.
This sport will, seemingly as not, be taken over by Colorado State vast receiver Michael Gallup. Gallup isn’t notably bodily imposing, listed at 6’zero,” 200 kilos, however his manufacturing is eye-opening. Over the final two seasons he has recorded 170 receptions for two,622 yards and 21 touchdowns.
A pure palms catcher, Gallup seems to assault the ball in contested conditions and makes use of his lengthy arms effectively to maximise his catch radius.
He performs with a sure “twitch” which helps him to separate from man protection or drive missed tackles with the ball in house. He can be match as a flanker or quantity 2 receiver in most offenses, with the flexibleness to play the slot as effectively. He is sure-handed sufficient to be a possession receiver, however his twitch and burst out of his breaks might make him a deep menace as effectively.