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 Quick Lane Bowl.
Pittsburgh Panthers Draft Prospects
Jaylen Twyman, DT
Twyman is only a redshirt sophomore, but he has made a huge impact. In his two seasons at Pitt, Twyman has 54 total tackles, 13.5 tackles for loss and 10.5 sacks. In 2019, Twyman has been a great player with 38 total tackles, 12 tackles for loss and 10.5 sacks.
At 6-foot-2 with 290 pounds Twyman will be going up against bigger players in the NFL, but he has been productive in college. His pass-rushing ability should get him selected in the middle rounds of the 2020 NFL Draft.
Projected Draft Range: Fourth round-sixth round
Maurice Ffrench, WR
Ffrench has been one of the playmakers on a pretty mundane offense the last few seasons. He has over 1,855 total yards from scrimmage and 13 touchdowns in his career. This year, he has 84 receptions for 685 yards and three touchdown catches.
He stands at 5-foot-11 and 200 pounds, which is decent size for a receiver. It is a deep receiver class, but Ffrench has a chance to be drafted in the middle to late rounds.
Projected Draft Range: Fifth round-seventh round
*Ffrench is questionable for this game with a jaw injury
Other notable draft-eligible players: QB Kenny Pickett, OT Nolan Ulizio, DT Amir Watts, LB Sean Brightwell, LB Kylan Johnson, CB Dane Jackson, CB Jason Pinnock, S Damar Hamilton, S Paris Ford
Eastern Michigan Eagles Draft Prospects
Kevin McGill, CB
Another player that has had a lot of experience is Kevin McGill. In his four seasons at EMU, he has 123 total tackles, five interceptions and 22 passes defended. This season, he has 29 total tackles, one interception and five passes defended.
At 6-foot-2 and 200 pounds, McGill is one of the bigger corners in the draft class. He has a chance to be taken in the late rounds of the 2020 NFL Draft.
Projected Draft Range: Sixth round-undrafted free agent
Steven Nielsen, OT
Nielsen has had an opportunity to get a lot of experience at Eastern Michigan. He played 11 games as a freshman and started at right tackle every year since. He was pre-season All-MAC this season and his blocking helped the Eagles reach a bowl game.
He has the size to be an offensive tackle in the NFL at 6-foot-8 and 307 pounds. Nielsen has a chance to be drafted, but will more likely be an undrafted free agent.
Projected Draft Range: Seventh round-undrafted free agent
Other notable draft-eligible players: OT Sidy Sow, S Vince Calhoun, S Brody Hoying
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