Scout's Eye: Bowl Game Edition Part II

BYU defensive lineman Corbin Kaufusi (90) breaks through the line against the California Golden Bears during the 2018 season.Jeff Swinger-USA TODAY Sports

Here's a look at the top prospect in each bowl game, along with some other players worth keeping an eye on ...

Cheribundi Boca Raton Bowl: UAB (10-3) vs. NIU (8-5)

Tuesday, 7 p.m. ET (ESPN), FAU Football Stadium (Boca Raton, Fla.)

Key Prospect To Watch:

OT Max Scharping, NIU (6-6, 320, 5.29, #73): The All-MAC standout demonstrates fundamentally sound technique, excellent hand placement and solid footwork. In addition, Scharping possesses great arm length and an extremely strong jab, which comes courtesy of his offseason boxing regime. He has started 52 consecutive games, playing both tackles spots. The Green Bay native was already on the NFL radar entering the season after a stellar junior campaign; another strong season has earned Scharping a top 100 grade.

UAB Prospects

DE Jamell Garcia-Williams, SR (6-7, 255, 4.90, #99)

DE Anthony Rush, SR (6-5, 350, 5.40, #47)

WR Xavier Ubosi, rSR (6-3, 215, 4.67, #7)

DT Garrett Marino, rJR (6-1, 290, 5.10, #2)

Other NIU Prospects

OLB Sutton Smith, rJR (6-0, 237, 4.74, #15)

DE Josh Corcoran, SR (6-2, 251, 4.80, #12)

ILB Antonio Jones-Davis, rJR (5-11, 226, 4.78, #48)

DXL Frisco Bowl: San Diego State (7-5) vs. Ohio (8-4)

Wednesday, 8 p.m. ET (ESPN), Toyota Stadium (Frisco, Texas)

Key Prospect To Watch:

K John Baron II, San Diego State, SR (5-10, 190, 4.94, #29): This kicker deserves some shine, as Baron II has connected on 50 of 60 field goals for his career (83 percent), including 5 of 5 from beyond 50 yards (career high of 54). Aztecs head coach Rocky Long has praised the left-footed Baron for his focus and concentration, praising his ability to convert in stressful situations late in the game. He played soccer in high school.

Other San Diego State Prospects:

OT Ryan Pope, rSR (6-6, 315, 5.20, #77)

RB Juwan Washington, rJR (5-7, 190, 4.42, #29)

FS Fred Trevillion, rSO (6-2, 190, 4.60, #15)

OLB Kyahva Tezino, rJR (6-0, 230, 4.65, #44)

Ohio Prospects:

OT Joe Lowery, rSR (6-6, 310, 5.27, #65)

WR Papi White, rSR (5-9, 177, 4.49, #4)

FS Javon Hagan, rJR (6-0, 210, 4.60, #7)

RB A.J. Ouellette, rSR (5-10, 209, 4.55, #45)

QB Nathan Rourke, JR (6-1, 208, 4.70, #12)

Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla Bowl: Marshall (8-4) vs. South Florida (7-5)

Thursday, 8 p.m. ET (ESPN), Raymond James Stadium (Tampa, Fla.)

Key Prospect To Watch:

WR Tyre Brady, Marshall, rSR (6-2, 206, 4.57, #8): One of the more underrated wide receiver prospects in the nation, Brady is a great route runner who possesses a nice combination of size, strength and speed. The Miami transfer has been a playmaker, averaging over 14 yards per catch for his career, and he has showed his toughness, playing through injury in the past. The team captain has 819 receiving yards and nine touchdowns entering this contest.

Other Marshall Prospects:

QB Alex Thomson, rJR (6-4, 233, 4.74, #6)

C Levi Brown, rJR (6-3, 280, 5.21, #61)

CB Chris Jackson, JR (5-11, 188, 4.54, #3)

FS Malik Gant, rJR (6-1, 200, 4.56, #29)

Other USF Prospects:

TE Mitchell Wilcox, rJR (6-4, 245, 4.78, #89)

FS Jaymon Thomas, SR (6-2, 193, 4.59, #18)

RB Jordan Cronkrite, rJR (5-10, 207, 4.56, #2)

OG William Atterbury, rJR (6-3, 305, 5.25, #78)

WR Darnell Salomon, JR (6-2, 207, 4.54, #3)

DE Kirk Livingstone, rJR (6-3, 263, 4.75, #94)

QB Blake Barnett, rJR (6-4, 217, 4.84, #11)

DT Kevin Bronson, rSR (6-3, 282, 4.97, #99)

Makers Wanted Bahamas Bowl: FIU (8-4) vs. Toledo (7-5)

Friday, 12:30 p.m. ET (ESPN), Thomas Robinson, Stadium (Nassau)

Key Prospect To Watch:

WR Cody Thompson, Toledo, SR (6-1, 205, 4.54, #25): A deep ball specialist who can play above the rim, Thompson owns great length and strength. He flashes excellent athleticism and excels at working the sidelines. Thompson has accumulated 3,257 receiving yards for his career, while averaging more than 18 yards per catch and hauling in a school-record 30 touchdowns. While he won't register great times testing, his skill-set, combined with his special teams prowess, makes him a strong candidate to make a NFL team.

FIU Prospects:

DT Anthony Johnson, SR (6-3, 285, 5.00, #91)

P Stone Wilson, SR (5-10, 180, 4.85, #6)

ILB Sage Lewis, rJR (6-0, 240, 4.67, #3)

Other Toledo Prospects:

WR Diontae Johnson, rJR (5-10, 181, 4.49, #3)

ILB Richard Olekanma, rSR (6-1, 245, 4.79, #42)

Famous Idaho Potato Bowl: Western Michigan (7-5) vs. BYU (6-6)

Friday, 4 p.m. ET (ESPN), Albertsons Stadium (Boise, Idaho)

Key Prospect To Watch:

DE Corbin Kaufusi, BYU, SR. (6-8, 285, 4.89, #90): The imposing and highly athletic Kaufusi has been putting NFL scouts on alert with his tremendous strength and agility. He hails from a football family: His older brother Corbin was selected by the Ravens; his younger brother Devin is a freshman on BYU; his father Steve was an assistant coach for the Cougars before stepping down in January. He has led the Cougars in sacks each of the past two seasons, total 13.5 during that time.

Western Michigan Prospects:

C John Keenoy, SR (6-2, 300, 5.27, #52)

RB LeVante Bellamy, rJR (5-11, 185, 4.52, #5)

RB Jamauri Bogan, rSR (5-7, 190, 4.50, #32)

OG Luke Juriga, rJR (6-3, 295, 5.18, #59)

Other BYU Prospects:

OT Austin Hoyt, rSR (6-7, 315, 5.20, #71)

RB Squally Canada, rSR (5-10, 210, 4.64, #22)

OLB Sione Takitaki, rSR (6-2, 230, 4.81, #16)

QB Tanner Mangum, SR (6-2, 205, 4.87, #12)

OLB Zayne Anderson, SR (6-2, 215, 4.45, #23)

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