Utah State and New Mexico State are going up against each other in the 2017 Arizona Bowl. These teams don’t produce a lot of NFL talent, but there are some players from these teams who will be on training camp rosters. Here are the top NFL draft prospects to watch in the 2017 Arizona Bowl:
New Mexico State Aggies
Jaleel Scott, WR
Scott is the player most likely to get drafted coming out of this game. He has two years of production at New Mexico State and is a big reason why they have one of the best passing attacks in the country. This season Scott has 1,042 receiving yards and eight touchdowns. He has shown the ability to make absolutely ridiculous catches this year.
At 6’6″ and 215 pounds, he can be a matchup problem for a lot of smaller corners in the NFL. If he is able to run a good 40 yard dash, the sky is the limit for him.
Projected draft range: 3rd round-6th round
Larry Rose III, RB
Rose has been a big part of the offense during his four year career. He has plenty of reps running the ball and catching it out of the backfield. In his career he has 5,525 yards from scrimmage and 41 touchdowns. This season he has 792 rushing yards, nine rushing touchdowns, 474 receiving yards and two receiving touchdowns.
He is 5’11” and 195 pounds, he will need to add some weight to be an every down back. The good news is that with his pass catching abilities, Rose could play on third downs for a team.
Projected draft range: 7th round-undrafted free agent
Utah State Aggies
Jalen Davis, CB
Davis has been getting playing time since his freshman season and hasn’t disappointed. The senior has 11 interceptions, 35 passes defended and four touchdowns in his career. He does it all for Utah State and even has 17 tackles for loss and eight sacks in his career.
He is a little small at 5’10” and 185 pounds, but can add some play strength. At that size, he should also be able to cover the slot. With his production he could be selected on day two if things go his way.
Projected draft range: 3rd round-5th round
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