The bowl season gives fans and scouts alike a chance to analyze NFL Draft prospects against solid competition. The bowl season schedule allows all eyes to be on each game. Here are the NFL Draft prospects in the 2019 Goodyear Cotton Bowl.
Memphis Tigers Draft Prospects
Patrick Taylor, RB
Taylor has only been a factor for Memphis for one season, but has played well. He has 1,012 rushing yards and 15 touchdowns on the year. Taylor has added 16 receptions for 196 yards and a touchdown catch.
At 6-foot-3 and 223 pounds, Taylor is a big back who can make plays. He is a dynamic player who should have a chance to be drafted in the middle rounds.
Projected Draft Range: Fourth round-sixth round
Brady White, QB
White started his career at Arizona State, but transferred to Memphis and has produced a lot. In his career, he has 7,115 passing yards, 61 touchdowns and 19 interceptions on 62.6 percent completion. This season, he has 3,560 passing yards, 33 touchdowns and nine interceptions on 64.1 percent completion.
He has decent size for an NFL quarterback at 6-foot-3 and 215 pounds. White has a chance to be selected near the end of the 2020 NFL Draft.
Projected Draft Range: Sixth round-undrafted free agent
Other notable draft-eligible players: WR Antonio Gibson, WR Pop Williams, TE Joey Magnifico, DT Jonathan Wilson, LB Bryce Huff, LB Austin Hall, CB Tito Windham, CB T.J. Carter
Penn State Nittany Lions Draft Prospects
Yetur Gross-Matos, Edge
Over his time at Penn State, Gross-Matos has developed into one of the best edge rushers in college football. He has 110 total tackles, 35 tackles for loss and 17.5 sacks in his career. This season, he has 39 total tackles, 13.5 tackles for loss and eight sacks.
He has good size for an edge rusher at 6-foot-5 and 264 pounds. Gross-Matos has a chance to go in the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft. He is currently probable to play in this game with an arm injury.
Projected Draft Range: First round-second round
K.J. Hamler, WR
Hamler has shown good chemistry this season with quarterback Sean Clifford and is now a desired NFL Draft prospects. In his career, he has 96 receptions for 1,612 yards and 13 touchdowns. This season, he has 54 receptions for 858 yards and eight touchdowns.
At 5-foot-9 and 176 pounds, Hamler is very small for an NFL receiver and may have to stay in the slot in the pros. He could be selected in the middle rounds of the 2020 NFL Draft.
Projected Draft Range: Third round-fifth round
Other notable draft-eligible players: QB Sean Clifford, TE Nick Bowers, TE Pat Freiermuth, OT Will Fries, OG/C Mike Miranda, OG/C Michael Menet, DT Shaka Toney, DT Shane Simmons, LB Cameron Brown, LB Jon Johnson, CB John Reid, CB Tariq Castro-Fields, S Jonathan Sunderland