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: Hyundai Sun Bowl
Who: UCLA vs. Virginia Tech
When: Tuesday, December 31, 2:00, CBS
Players to watch:
Hokie fans have been waiting for defensive end James Gayle (6-4, 268) to break out and have a monster season ever since he arrived in Blacksburg but he just hasn’t had it. Still, he is a physical freak who could run under 4.6 in the 40 at the NFL Combine. The Redskins would have to be intrigued by him either as an outside linebacker in a 3-4 or as an end of they move to the 4-3.
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The top man on the Bruins’ defense is outside linebacker Anthony Barr but he is likely to be long gone by the time the Redskins pick. When the UCLA defensive is on the field (former Redskins LB coach Lou Spanos is the coordinator) their eyes may turn to end Cassius Marsh. He plays end in their 3-4 front but at 265 lb. he may be too light to do that in the NFL. Marsh projects to a 4-3 end in the NFL or perhaps as an outside linebacker in a 3-4. He has mobility and a good motor, traits that could get him selected somewhere in the middle rounds of the draft.