With the Redskins’ 2013 season winding down, CSNWashington.com will be keeping an eye on the upcoming college bowl games and the NFL prospects who could be on Washington’s radar in 2014 draft.
What: National University Holiday Bowl
Who: Arizona State(-16) vs. Texas Tech
When: Monday Dec. 30, 10:15 pm, ESPN
Players to watch:
Every year it seems the Holiday Bowl is one of the more explosive, exciting bowl games on the schedule and the game with Arizona State against Texas Tech should deliver a fun result. Both offenses are high-scoring, up-tempo attacks. But when considering what players could fit in with the 2014 Washington Redskins, a pair of All-Americans stand out.
On the Texas Tech sideline, 6'5" 240 lb. tight end Jace Amaro is one of the best players at his position in the country. Amaro hauled in almost 100 catches for more than 1,200 yards and seven touchdowns this season and could be a first round draft pick. Only a junior, Amaro would have to decide to leave school early.
It's doubtful the Skins would use their early second round pick at tight end, considering the team has Jordan Reed, but throughout the league more two tight end sets are becoming a standard. If Amaro lasts to 34, the Redskins might think he is too good to pass up.
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For Arizona State defensive tackle Will Sutton comes in as the two-time PAC-12 Defensive Player of the Year. A true run stopper, Sutton could be a big boost for the Redskins defensive line in 2014. Sutton is not a stat-stuffer but at 6'1", 288 lbs. he could anchor an NFL defensive line.