The draft side of early bowl games
Rutgers' Anthony Davis and Fresno's Ryan Mathews should shine this weekend
Throughout the bowl season, Mel Kiper will be looking at groups of games from the perspective of the NFL stock of players involved in those games. For additional resources on NFL value as seen through bowl games, take a look at the NFL Draft blog, updated daily. For more Kiper, check his homepage.
I realize the New Mexico Bowl and the St. Petersburg Bowl are a big deal to fans of the teams involved, but in terms of matchups, they don't offer as much; that's because when I point out matchups, I'm talking about guys that we're pretty certain will be playing in the NFL squaring off on the college level.
I'm not seeing it this weekend. But I am seeing some pros, and a couple that could be early picks. In fact, there's a guy who could be landing somewhere between No. 10 and No. 14 on the Big Board that will come out next Wednesday (December 23).
To keep reading Mel's thoughts on these early bowl games -- he's thinking Anthony Davis, Ryan Mathews and Arrelious Benn might all sneak into the first round -- you must be an ESPN Insider.
MORE NFL HEADLINES
- Jags handle Titans in showdown of AFC dregs
- Cutler: 'Crossed my mind' Bears tenure over
- Jags DT Marks nets $600K with sack at end
- Sources: Bears 'confused' by coach's discipline
MOST SENT STORIES ON ESPN.COM
2010 NFL Draft
Who will rise to the top of the 2010 NFL draft? Insider follows the top players all season long.