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: New Era Pinstripe Bowl
Who: Notre Dame vs. Rutgers
When: Saturday, December 28, 12:00 noon, ESPN
Players to watch:
It’s all about potential for Rutgers wide receiver Brandon Coleman, a 6-6 redshirt junior who has declared for the NFL draft. His production certainly won’t have scouts buzzing; he caught just 32 passes and scored three touchdowns. When he considered coming out last year he had a third-round grade so he has more going for him than just his size. He might be a project and if a deep pool of receivers pushes Coleman back into the fourth round, the Redskins could take a hard look at him.
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The highest-rated prospect in the game is Notre Dame defensive tackle Stephon Tuitt, who was evaluated as a second-round pick. He’s a junior who seems likely to declare despite an inconsistent season. Last year as the Irish marched towards the national championship game he posted 12 sacks, second most in team history. He started off slowly this year but he has rounded into form over Notre Dame’s last six games. He has great size for an end at 6-6, 312; the Redskins would only give him a look if a new coaching staff changes to a 4-3 defensive front.