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 PlayStation Fiesta Bowl.
Clemson Tigers Draft Prospects
Isaiah Simmons, LB/S
Simmons has been a star for the Tigers over the last two seasons and is often times the best player on the field. In his career, he has 227 total tackles, 26.5 tackles for loss, 10 sacks, three interceptions and 18 passes defended. This year, Simmons has 93 total tackles, 14.5 tackles for loss, seven sacks, two interceptions and six passes defended.
At 6-foot-4 and 230 pounds, Simmons can do a lot for an NFL defense. He has played both linebacker and safety in his college career, giving him some much-desired versatility.
Projected Draft Range: Top 20 pick
Tee Higgins, WR
Higgins has been one of the biggest play-makers for Clemson the past few seasons. As a Tiger, Higgins has 128 receptions for 2,363 yards and 27 touchdowns. This season, Higgins has 52 receptions for 1,082 yards and 13 touchdowns.
He is 6-foot-4 and 215 pounds, which is great considering he is also athletic. Higgins is in contention to be a day one or two pick in the 2020 NFL Draft.
Projected Draft Range: First round-second round
Other notable draft-eligible players: RB Travis Etienne, WR Diondre Overton, WR Amari Rogers, OT Tremayne Anchrum, OG/C John Simpson, OG/C Sean Pollard, OG/C Gage Cervenka, DT Jordan Williams, DT Nyles Pinckney, DT Xavier Kelly, Edge Justin Foster, LB Shaq Smith, CB A.J. Terrell, S K’Von Wallace, S Tanner Muse, S Denzel Johnson
Ohio State Buckeyes Draft Prospects
Chase Young, Edge
Young has had a solid career at Ohio State, but has broken out into a mega-star this season. At Ohio State, Young has 96 total tackles, 40.5 tackles for loss and 30.5 sacks. This season alone, Young has 44 total tackles, 21 tackles for loss and 16.5 sacks.
He has ideal size for an edge rusher at 6-foot-5 and 265 pounds. Young is one of the best draft prospects in recent memory and will probably be the first non-quarterback selected in the 2020 NFL Draft.
Projected Draft Range: Top 5 Pick
Jeffrey Okudah, CB
The Buckeyes have a star secondary, which is led by Okudah. In his three seasons in Columbus, he has 78 total tackles, three interceptions and 16 passes defended. This season Okudah has been a lockdown corner for Ohio State with 29 total tackles, three interceptions and seven passes defended.
He has solid size for a corner at 6-foot-1 and 200 pounds. Okudah is terrific in man coverage and should be the first corner off the board in the 2020 NFL Draft.
Projected Draft Range: Top 10 Pick
Other notable draft-eligible players: RB J.K. Dobbins, WR Binjimen Victor, WR Austin Mack, WR C.J. Saunders, TE Rashod Berry, TE Luke Farrell, OT Thayer Munford, OG/C Jonah Jackson, OG/C Wyatt Davis, OG/C Josh Myers, DT Robert Landers, DT Davon Hamilton, Edge Jonathan Cooper, Edge Jashon Cornell, LB Malik Harrison, LB Pete Werner, LB Tuf Borland, LB Baron Browning, CB Damon Arnette, CB Shaun Wade, S Jordan Fuller, S Jahsen Wint