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 Roofclaim.com Boca Raton Bowl.
UCF Knights Prospects
Richie Grant, S
Grant has been a key playmaker for UCF over the last few years. He has 290 total tackles, 11.5 tackles for loss, 10 interceptions and 17 passes defended in his career. In 2020, Grant has had another good season He has totaled 72 tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss, 1.0 sacks, three interceptions and five passes defended.
For a safety, Grant has decent size at 6-foot and 194 pounds. Due to his production over the last three seasons, he is projected to be taken in the middle to late rounds of the 2021 NFL Draft.
Projected Draft Range: Fourth Round Pick-Seventh Round Pick
Aaron Robinson, CB
After getting playing time at Alabama as a freshman, Robinson went to JUCO then to UCF where he has been an impact player over the last two seasons. In his career, he has 103 total tackles, 6.5 tackles for loss, one interception and 16 passes defended. For the 2020 season, Robinson has 41 total tackles, six passes defended, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery.
While he is just 193 pounds, Robinson has solid height for a corner at 6-foot-1. He maybe didn’t have the career he was hoping for when he went to Alabama, but he will still get his shot at the pros. Robinson could be selected late in the 2021 NFL Draft.
Projected Draft Range: Sixth Round Pick-Undrafted Free Agent
Other Draft Prospects:
RB Greg McCrae, RB Otis Anderson
*Wide receiver Marlon Williams has opted out of the college football postseason. He is a projected late round pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.
*Cornerback Tay Gowan opted out of the college football season and declared for the draft. He is projected to be taken in the middle rounds of the 2021 NFL Draft.
*Wide receiver Tre Nixon hasn’t played since being injured in the season-opener against Georgia Tech.
BYU Cougars Draft Prospects
Zach Wilson, QB
One of the biggest risers for the NFL Draft this year is quarterback Zach Wilson. The junior has had a great career with 7,234 passing yards, 53 touchdowns and 15 interceptions on 67.2 percent completion. He has elevated his game in 2020 with 3,274 passing yards, 30 touchdowns and three interceptions on 73.1 percent completion.
His play has elevated his draft stock and led BYU to a great season. Before the season, he was a mid to late round prospect who is now in the conversation to be one of the first quarterbacks selected in the 2021 NFL Draft. Wilson should be a first round pick this season.
Projected Draft Range: Top 15 pick
Brady Christensen, OT
The offensive line for BYU has been fantastic this year and Brady Christensen is the best of them. His blocking has helped the Cougar offense put up 43 points per game this season. He has shown proficiency in run blocking and pass blocking.
At 6-foot-6 and 300 pounds, Christensen has the size to be an NFL offensive lineman. His experience protecting Wilson’s blindside will be very valuable. Christensen is a projected mid to late round pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.
Projected Draft Range: Fourth Round Pick-Sixth Round Pick
Other Draft Prospects
* Tight end Matt Bushman missed the season with a torn Achilles. He is a projected mid-round pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.
DL Khyiris Tonga (4th-6th), LB Isaiah Kaufusi (5th-7th), OC James Empey (6th-UFA), OG/C Tristen Hoge (UFA), OT Chandon Herring (UFA), CB Chris Wilcox (UFA), S Troy Warner (UFA)
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