NEPD Staff Writer: Dan Hope
The Duke Blue Devils will be playing in their first bowl game since 1995 on Thursday when they take the field against the Cincinnati Bearcats in the Belk Bowl. Four months from Thursday, which will be Day 3 of the 2013 NFL draft, the Blue Devils have a good chance of also having their first player selected in the draft since Drew Strojny in 2004.
The Duke player most likely to be drafted, wide receiver Conner Vernon, should be selected somewhere between the fifth and seventh round, and could be a Day 3 target for the New England Patriots. Who else should be on the Patriots’ draft radar in the Belk Bowl? Read on to find out.