Big Ten linemen could shine in bowls 

December, 27, 2011

The Big Ten is sending 10 of its 12 teams to bowl games, and among those 10 only Purdue (Little Caesars Bowl) and Northwestern (Meineke Car Care Bowl) are without an NFL prospect who carries a draftable grade.

The remaining eight teams have plenty of next-level talent, though. Here's a brief look at the top prospect for each of those teams, including what to watch for in their bowl games and how they project to the next level. Eligible non-seniors are denoted with an asterisk.