With the Redskins’ 2013 season now over, 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 the 2014 draft.
What: VIZIO BCS National Championship
Who: Florida State (13-0), Auburn (12-1)
When: Monday, 8:20 (ESPN)
Players to watch: The Seminoles and Tigers each possess a good amount of top-end talent. Unfortunately for the Redskins, who don’t have a first round pick, most of those players figure to be off the board by the time the second round rolls around.
That said, both teams also feature other prospects, particularly in the secondary, that should be within the Redskins’ reach. (Washington yielded 29 passing touchdowns in 2013; only six teams allowed more.)
On Florida State’s roster, there’s CB/KR Lamarcus Joyner and S Terrence Brooks. Joyner (5-8, 190) has eight career interceptions, was named first-team All-ACC and can play safety, too. NFLdraftscout.com describes Joyner as physical and tough and projects him as a second round pick next May. Meantime, Brooks (5-11, 200) has 48 tackles, including six for loss, and two interceptions this season. He’s also accepted an invitation to play in the Senior Bowl.
In the Auburn secondary, there’s CB/PR Chris Davis, who is one of four Tigers to accept an invite to the Senior Bowl. Davis (5-11, 200) was a second team All SEC selection and, of course, is best known for returning a missed field goal 109 yards to beat Alabama this season. NFLdraftscout.com pegs him as a fourth rounder (and possibly earlier).