Your open thread for the start of Bowl season
Brace yourselves, Bowl Season is coming.
(Game of Thrones references are still cool, right?)
Anyway, Bowl season gets started this afternoon and will continue into the new year. We will be highlighting important games, or games with prospects that fans of the New York Giants might want to watch.
But for now, we’ll just start with a primer for today’s games. None of these have particularly big name schools, but there should be some fun football on today so let’s enjoy it!
CBS Sports – 1:30 p.m.
Tulane at Louisiana-Lafayette
New Mexico Bowl
ESPN – 2 p.m.
Utah State at North Texas
Las Vegas Bowl
ABC – 3:30 p.m
Linebacker E.J. Ejiya has the chance to be the first player drafted out of North Texas in 14 years. At 6’3”, 230 pounds, Ejiya has solid size and stellar production. Over the last two seasons he has had 221 tackles, 35.5 tackles for loss, and 16.0 sacks. He isn’t generating much draft buzz, but with a strong bowl game he could grab attention.
Given the Giants’ wealth of late-round picks, he might be a player worth keeping an eye on.
Arizona State at (21) Fresno State
Of today’s games, this one will probably be the one to watch from a scouting perspective. The most interesting prospect, Arizona State wide receiver N’Keal Harry, has decided to skip the bowl game after declaring for the 2019 draft. The 6 foot, 3 inch, 216 pound reciever is considered one of the best in the draft class. He has drawn comparisons to Dez Bryant coming out of college.
Defensive tackle Renell Wren could be interesting to watch today. At 6’4”, 295 pounds, he is a powerful and athletic defensive tackle in a mold which was favored by the Giants last year. He has to work on his technique, but he has the tools to be a disruptive player at the next level.
ESPN – 5:30 p.m.
Georgia Southern at Eastern Michigan
New Orleans Bowl
ESPN – 9 p.m.
Middle Tennessee at Appalachian State
Have fun and enjoy today’s games everyone! And as usual, feel free to use this post to discuss college football, the draft, or this week’s edition of the Big Blue Big Board podcast. This week Dan and I discuss the potential future of the Giants’ tight end position.