With bowl season upon us in college football, which players can have the biggest impact on their NFL draft futures during bowl season?
Each year in college football, a few players really grab the attention of the bowl season, and in a chance to prove themselves on national television, improve their draft stock.
While many players have gone to skip their bowl games to prepare for the NFL, a lot of fringe prospects still have a real chance to make a significant leap with their performance.
The growing spotlight is the last opportunity many players will have to show their stuff, and this seasons list includes a popular quarterback, underrated running back, a defensive end who battled an injury riddled season, an undersized linebacker with a lot of speed and a Group of Five receiver who is making leaps in the 2019 season.
5. Gabriel Davis, Wide Receiver, UCF
Gabriel Davis already declared for the 2020 NFL Draft, and you can’t really blame him. His 2019 season finished with 1,241 yards and 12 touchdowns, which was in the top ten in college football.
The questions about Davis are his speed, but he’s begun to fill out his 6-foot-3 frame well, and combines great hands with some of the best routes in college football. He is well-known in Orlando as one of the hardest workers in the country, and he was constantly a safety valve for true freshman quarterback Dillon Gabriel, and reached elite receiver status in the college game this past season.
Davis’ stock is at an all-time high, but UCF hasn’t had a lot of exposure after losing to Pitt earlier in the season, and the Gasparilla Bowl against Marshall is a great opportunity for Davis to cement himself as a top receiver in the upcoming draft.