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: AdvoCare V100 Bowl
Who: Arizona (-7) vs. Boston College
When: Tuesday, Dec. 31, 12:30 p.m., ESPN
Players to watch:
For football purists that love to see nothing more than a strong run game, this is the bowl game for you. Arizona's Ka'Deem Carey and Boston College's Andre Williams will both run the ball in the NFL, and are the center pieces of both the Wildcats and Eagles offense. But considering the Redskins have Alfred Morris, it is unlikely the team would invest an early-round draft pick in another running back, and Carey and Heisman Trophy Award finalist Williams will not last into the draft's later rounds.
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Still, there are players for Washington to consider. Kevin Pierre-Louis is a senior BC linebacker tackling machine, and could fit well in the Redskins 3-4 scheme. Pierre-Louis has the speed to make plays on the outside and the frame (6'1", 225 lbs.) to make plays against the run. In BC's final game against Syracuse, Pierre-Louis made 13 tackles and registered a sack. Numbers like that could make the linebacker an intriguing 5th or 6th round pick for Washington.
Arizona linebacker Marquis Flowers got some attention in a solid senior season, earning honorable mention All-Pac 12. Flowers has good size at 6'2", 230, and could be worth a late round flyer for Washington as a special teamer and a player that could develop into a serviceable defender.