The bowl season gives fans and scouts alike a chance to analyze NFL Draft prospects against solid competition. Bowl scheduling allows all eyes to be on each game. Here are the NFL Draft prospects in the 2020 Famous Idaho Potato Bowl.
Nevada Wolf Pack Draft Prospects
Romeo Doubs, WR
Ever since stepping foot on campus, Doubs has produced for the Wolf Pack. He has 139 receptions for 2,163 yards and 15 touchdowns in his career. This year, in the absence of Elijah Cooks, Doubs stepped up to be quarterback Carson Strong‘s favorite target. He has 52 catches for 952 yards and nine touchdowns for his best season yet in just eight games played.
Doubs is 6-foot-2 and 200 pounds, which is good size for the NFL. This year he has specialized in big plays, with 18.3 yards per catch, which helps give him some draft value. He should be able to be selected late in the 2021 NFL Draft, but is just a junior and may return to school
Projected Draft Range: Fifth Round Pick-Seventh Round Pick
Dom Peterson, DL
Peterson is another player who has produced for Nevada from his freshman year on. The junior has 111 total tackles, 32.5 tackles for loss and 16.5 sacks in his college career. This season, Peterson has 27 total tackles, seven tackles for loss and 4.5 sacks.
At 6-foot and 285 pounds, Peterson has played on the outside and the interior of the defensive line. His best fit is as a defensive tackle in a 4-3 scheme in the NFL. Peterson’s pass-rushing ability from the interior will be appealing and could get him drafted.
Projected Draft Range: Sixth Round Pick-Undrafted Free Agent
Other Draft Prospects
OL Nate Brown (UFA), DE Sam Hammond (UFA)
*Wide receiver Elijah Cooks is out for the season with a shoulder injury. He is a projected late round pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.
Tulane Green Wave Draft Prospects
Patrick Johnson, DE
Over the last three seasons, Johnson has been one of the more better pass rushers in college football. He has 21 sacks and 35 tackles for loss in four seasons at Tulane. In the 2020 season, he has 11.5 tackles for loss and 7.0 sacks.
He doesn’t have ideal size for a pass rushers, but is pretty solidly built at 6-foot-3 and 255 pounds. His ability to get after the quarterback will not be overlooked by NFL evaluators. Johnson is a projected mid to late round pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.
Projected Draft Range: Fourth Round Pick-Sixth Round Pick
Mykel Jones, WR
Jones started his career at Oklahoma, but transferred to Tulane for his final year of eligibility. In five seasons, he has 44 catches for 649 yards and two touchdowns. This season, Jones has 11 catches for 154 yards and a touchdowns.
He is 5-foot-11 and 190 pounds, which isn’t the biggest, but is big enough to be a successful receiver in the NFL. While his production never added up, his talent is there. He will likely get some camp invites with a chance to make an NFL roster.
Projected Draft Range: Undrafted Free Agent
Other Draft Prospects
OL Corey Dublin (UFA), DL Cameron Sample (UFA), De’Andre Williams (UFA), LB Marvin Moody (UFA),CB Jaylon Monroe (UFA)
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