The non-BCS bowl game prospects
Originally Published: January 5, 2012By Steve Muench | ESPN.com
Just four bowl games remain, and the Allstate BCS Championship Game is the only BCS bowl left on the slate. Although some fans likely already have turned their attention to the Alabama-LSU rematch on Monday night, don't sleep on the talent in the three other bowls. Let's take a look at the top NFL prospects in each of those games, what to look for in their respective performances and how they project to the NFL level.
AT&T COTTON BOWL
Kansas State vs. Arkansas
Arkansas WR Jarius Wright (Scouts Inc. Grade: 74)
At a shade under 5-foot-10 and weighing just 178 pounds, Wright can get muscled out of routes and is not a prototypical NFL vertical threat despite his excellent speed. He's just not big enough to consistently win 50-50 balls downfield. On the other hand, he has the burst and hands to develop into a productive slot receiver with improved route-running. He's also a threat to break long runs after the catch, and he's fast enough to slip behind the coverage on occasion.
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