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 Makers Wanted Bahamas Bowl.
Buffalo Bulls Prospects
Evin Ksiezarczyk, OT
Buffalo has an experienced offensive line and that included Evin Ksiezarczyk. He has started at left tackle since his sophomore season. Ksiezarczyk has blocked for some high powered offense and this year, Buffalo has two 1,000 yard rushers thanks to good offensive line play.
Ksiezarczyk is 6-foot-6 and 310 pounds, which should get him some looks from NFL scouts. The senior will have to impress in workouts to get drafted.
Projected draft range: Seventh round-Undrafted free agent
Joey Banks, S
Banks has made an impact on Buffalo’s defense for two seasons now. This year, he has 78 total tackles, 4.5 tackles for loss, one sack, two passes defended, two forced fumbles, three interceptions and one touchdown. For his career, Banks has 119 total tackles.
At 5-foot-10 and 200 pounds, Banks is a decent size for a safety. He is likely to go undrafted, but could surprise some people.
Projected draft range: seventh round-undrafted free agent
Other Notable Seniors: Paul Nosworthy (OG/C)-undrafted free agent, Tomas Jack-Kurdyla (OG/C)-undrafted free agent, LeDarius Mack (Edge)- undrafted free agent
Charlotte 49ers Prospects
Cameron Clarke, OT
Clarke has been a notable offensive lineman for Charlotte for a few years now. He started eight games at left tackle in 2017. In 2018, he started every game at left tackle and was named First Team All-C-USA. This season he has performed well too.
He has decent size at 6-foot-5 and 294 pounds. His play has warranted some consideration to be drafted this year.
Projected draft range: fourth round-sixth round
Benny LeMay, RB
LeMay has been a productive running back over the last few years for the 49ers. He has two straight 1,000 yard seasons. In his career, he has rushed for 3,177 yards and 28 touchdowns. This season he has 1,027 rushing yards and 13 touchdowns. He has added 640 receiving yards over his career as well.
He is just 5-foot-9, but has a good build at 215 pounds. LeMay has a pretty good chance of getting selected in the 2020 NFL Draft.
Projected draft range: fifth round-seventh round
Alex Highsmith, Edge
Highsmith is one of the most improved players in the country this year. For his career, he has 178 total tackles, 47 tackles for loss and 21 sacks. This season alone, he has 68 total tackles, 21.5 tackles for loss and 15 sacks.
At 6-foot-4 and 242 pounds, Highsmith has the necessary size to be and edge rusher. His massive production this season will give him a chance to be drafted.
Projected draft range: sixth round-undrafted
Other Notable Seniors: Nafees Lyon (CB)-undrafted free agent, Ben DeLuca (S)- undrafted free agent
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