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The most intriguing NFL prospects playing in 2019 bowl games

The 2019-20 college bowl season will feature some of the best NFL draft prospects. Here are 25 of the most intriguing of those players who are set to take part in bowls.

 
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Derrick Brown, DE, Auburn (Outback Bowl)

Derrick Brown, DE, Auburn (Outback Bowl)
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Brown opted to stick around for his senior season and has a good shot to be a top 10 pick in the 2020 NFL Draft. The Auburn star had 49 tackles and four sacks in 11 games during the season, as he prepares to cap off his career in the Outback Bowl.

 
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Joe Burrow, QB, LSU (Peach Bowl)

Joe Burrow, QB, LSU (Peach Bowl)
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The likely Heisman Trophy winner and potential No. 1 overall pick in the 2020 Draft, Burrow has a chance to make his senior season even more memorable with a national title. He completed 77.9 percent of his passes for 4,715 yards and 48 touchdowns during the season, adding 289 yards and three touchdowns as a runner.

 
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Grant Delpit, S, LSU (Peach Bowl)

Grant Delpit, S, LSU (Peach Bowl)
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A rare top-10 draft prospect at safety, Delpit has been the anchor of LSU's defense with 56 tackles and two interceptions in 12 games this season. He's hopeful of playing two games in the College Football Playoff and seems likely to declare for the draft following his Playoff push.

 
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Trevon Diggs, CB, Alabama (Citrus Bowl)

Trevon Diggs, CB, Alabama (Citrus Bowl)
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The younger brother of Vikings star wideout Stefon Diggs, Trevon has ample size and speed to be a top cover corner at the next level. He had a good 2019 season with three interceptions and 37 tackles in 12 games, and he will conclude his college career at the Citrus Bowl before likely being a first-round pick in the 2020 NFL Draft.

 
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J.K. Dobbins, RB, Ohio State (Fiesta Bowl)

J.K. Dobbins, RB, Ohio State (Fiesta Bowl)
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Running backs aren't often taken in the first round anymore, but Dobbins has a chance to get such consideration in 2020. The Buckeyes back has 2,029 yards from scrimmage and 22 touchdowns in 13 games this season and shows the versatility desirable in the NFL.

 
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Jacob Eason, QB, Washington (Las Vegas Bowl)

Jacob Eason, QB, Washington (Las Vegas Bowl)
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Eason could really help his draft stock with a good showing at the Las Vegas Bowl. There's no doubt he has NFL arm strength, but Eason completed only 63.8 percent of his passes with 22 touchdowns in 12 games for Washington this season. He currently looks like a fringe first-round pick, but could also return to school in 2020.

 
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A.J. Epenesa, DE, Iowa (Holiday Bowl)

A.J. Epenesa, DE, Iowa (Holiday Bowl)
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If Epenesa declares for the draft, he is likely to be one of the top defensive ends selected in 2020. The junior has nine sacks and 45 tackles in 12 games this season. Epenesa will get a tough matchup against a talented USC offensive line in the Holiday Bowl.

 
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Justin Fields, QB, Ohio State (Fiesta Bowl)

Justin Fields, QB, Ohio State (Fiesta Bowl)
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Fields isn't draft eligible until 2021, and he very well could be the first overall pick in that draft. The sophomore has had an incredible year for the Buckeyes, with 40/1 TD/INT, along with 10 touchdowns on the ground. He's thrown for nearly 3,000 yards in 13 games.

 
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Jake Fromm, QB, Georgia (Sugar Bowl)

Jake Fromm, QB, Georgia (Sugar Bowl)
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Fromm has gone through a tough and disappointing junior season at Georgia, completing a career-low 60.3 percent of his passes with 22 touchdowns. Once considered a surefire first-round pick, this year's regression could cause Fromm to return for his senior season. But he does have the arm talent and pedigree to garner first-round consideration in the upcoming draft.

 
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Justin Herbert, QB, Oregon (Rose Bowl)

Justin Herbert, QB, Oregon (Rose Bowl)
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Herbert surprisingly returned to Oregon for his senior season and is a likely top-10 pick in 2020 after a strong season. He completed 66.7 percent of his passes for 3,333 yards and 32 touchdowns and will end his career against a strong Wisconsin defense in the Rose Bowl.

 
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Jalen Hurts, QB, Oklahoma (Peach Bowl)

Jalen Hurts, QB, Oklahoma (Peach Bowl)
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Hurts is likely a second-day pick in 2020, but the success of Lamar Jackson at the next level might convince NFL teams to invest even more. The former Alabama star had a great senior season as a grad transfer at Oklahoma, throwing for 3,634 yards and rushing for 1,255 yards in 13 games. He will get his toughest test of the year against LSU's defense.

 
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Jerry Jeudy, WR, Alabama (Citrus Bowl)

Jerry Jeudy, WR, Alabama (Citrus Bowl)
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Alabama has produced some outstanding wideouts in recent years, including Julio Jones, Amari Cooper and Calvin Ridley, and Jeudy has a chance to rank among that group. He has 71 catches for 959 yards and nine touchdowns in 12 games for the Crimson Tide this season, continuing to produce despite Tua Tagovailoa's absence recently.

 
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CeeDee Lamb, WR, Oklahoma (Peach Bowl)

CeeDee Lamb, WR, Oklahoma (Peach Bowl)
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Lamb will likely follow in the footsteps of Oklahoma's 2019 NFL first-round pick Marquise Brown as a first-rounder in the 2020 draft, and he could present an even higher upside. He has 58 receptions for 1,208 yard and 14 touchdowns as an elite deep threat, and he could push himself into the top 10 picks of the draft with a good showing vs. LSU.

 
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Trevor Lawrence, QB, Clemson (Fiesta Bowl)

Trevor Lawrence, QB, Clemson (Fiesta Bowl)
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Lawrence isn't eligible until the 2021 draft, but scouts have been salivating since he arrived on campus last year. The 6-foot-6 quarterback has yet to lose a game in college and had a great sophomore season with 3,172 yards passing and 34 touchdowns, along with 407 yards rushing and seven scores. As it stands now, he's neck-and-neck with Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields to be the top pick in 2021.

 
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Kellen Mond, QB, Texas A&M (Texas Bowl)

Kellen Mond, QB, Texas A&M (Texas Bowl)
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Accuracy is the issue for Mond that will likely make him return to College Station for his senior season, but he remains an interesting draft prospect. Mond threw for 2,802 yards and 19 touchdowns this season, adding 384 yards and seven scores on the ground.

 
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Jeff Okudah, CB, Ohio State (Fiesta Bowl)

Jeff Okudah, CB, Ohio State (Fiesta Bowl)
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Okudah enters bowl season as the top cornerback in the 2020 draft, and he can seal his fate with a good College Football Playoff showing. He has three picks in 12 games this season and will get a chance to face Clemson's elite receivers in the Fiesta Bowl.

 
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Kyle Pitts, TE, Florida (Orange Bowl)

Kyle Pitts, TE, Florida (Orange Bowl)
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Pitts had a huge sophomore season for the Gators, with 51 receptions for 610 yards and five touchdowns. The 6-foot-6 tight end could be a first-round pick in 2021.

 
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Justyn Ross, WR, Clemson (Fiesta Bowl)

Justyn Ross, WR, Clemson (Fiesta Bowl)
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Ross' numbers have regressed slightly after an amazing freshman season in 2018, but he still has 55 catches for 742 yard and eight scores in 12 games. He has the speed and size to earn top-five pick consideration when he is eligible in the 2021 draft.

 
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Amon-Ra St. Brown, WR, USC (Holiday Bowl)

Amon-Ra St. Brown, WR, USC (Holiday Bowl)
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St. Brown's older brother, Equanimeous, was a sixth-round pick in 2018, and Amon-Ra shows more upside. He's having a terrific sophomore season for the Trojans with 68 catches for 879 yards and seven total touchdowns, and he will be eligible for the 2021 draft.

 
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D'Andre Swift, RB, Georgia (Sugar Bowl)

D'Andre Swift, RB, Georgia (Sugar Bowl)
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The speedy Swift is slated to play in the Sugar Bowl, at least for the time being, with the possibility of the first round in 2020. The dynamic back has 1,432 yards from scrimmage and eight scores in 13 games this year.

 
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Andrew Thomas, OT, Georgia (Sugar Bowl)

Andrew Thomas, OT, Georgia (Sugar Bowl)
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Thomas could have his name called within the top five picks of the 2020 draft as the top offensive lineman on the board. He will face an emerging Baylor defense in what's likely his final college game, the Sugar Bowl.

 
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CJ Verdell, RB, Oregon (Rose Bowl)

CJ Verdell, RB, Oregon (Rose Bowl)
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Verdell has followed Royce Freeman as an elite back at Oregon. He's put together consecutive 1,000 yard rushing seasons for the Ducks and has a chance to be the top back in the 2021 draft.

 
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Jaylen Waddle, WR, Alabama (Citrus Bowl)

Jaylen Waddle, WR, Alabama (Citrus Bowl)
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Overshadowed by Jerry Jeudy currently, Waddle could step in as Alabama's No. 1 wideout in his junior season in 2020. He has 553 yards receiving and six touchdowns this season and has an eye toward the 2021 draft.

 
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Seth Williams, WR, Auburn (Outback Bowl)

Seth Williams, WR, Auburn (Outback Bowl)
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Williams is a great deep threat with outstanding size at 6-foot-3, and he is having an excellent sophomore season with 801 yards and eight touchdowns. A strong bowl showing vs. Minnesota should create buzz for Williams as a first-round pick in 2021.

 
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Chase Young, DE, Ohio State (Fiesta Bowl)

Chase Young, DE, Ohio State (Fiesta Bowl)
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Simply put, Young is one of the best pass-rushing prospects ever and a strong candidate to be the No. 1 overall pick in the 2020 draft. The Buckeyes star has an incredible 16.5 sacks and 44 tackles in 11 games this season, and he could be a game-wrecker vs. Clemson in the Fiesta Bowl.

Seth Trachtman is a fantasy sports expert and diehard Kansas City Chiefs fan still hoping for a Super Bowl win during his lifetime. He doesn't often Tweet, but when he does, you can find him on Twitter @sethroto.

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