Redskins NFL draft prospects: Gator Bowl

Redskins NFL draft prospects: Gator Bowl
January 1, 2014, 8:30 am
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With the Redskins’ 2013 season now over, 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: Gator Bowl

Who: Georgia vs. Nebraska

When: Wednesday, January 1, noon, ESPN2

Players to watch:

Georgia tight end Arthur Lynch did not produce eye-popping statistics (24 rec., 390 yards, 5 TD) but the All-SEC voters put him on the first team anyway. His strength, quickness, and solid technique make him one of the better blocking tight ends in the draft. Lynch’s receiving numbers were low primarily because Georgia stuck with a ground-based attack. If the new Redskins coaching staff wants someone to pair with Jordan Reed in a two-tight end set, they could look for Lynch somewhere in the middle rounds.

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If the Redskins want to follow the big cornerback trend in the NFL they could take a look at Nebraska’s Stanley Jean-Baptiste (6-3, 220) sometime during the third day of the draft. The former wide receiver is not yet a finished product as he didn’t become a full-time starter until this season. If he learns to play up to his size he could be a late draft steal.