Duke Williams is the top 2013 NFL Draft Prospect in the New Mexico Bowl. (USA Today Sports Images)
NEPD Staff Writer: Dan Hope
College football’s bowl season kicks off with the New Mexico Bowl on Saturday afternoon between the Nevada Wolf Pack and the Arizona Wildcats. In addition to the game being nationally televised — as all 35 bowl games are — NFL scouts will likely be in attendance to watch the top prospects from each team play their final collegiate game before preparing for the 2013 NFL draft.
While neither of these teams has any prospects likely to be selected in the draft’s first two days, there is some intriguing talent on both teams that could draw interest in the late rounds of the draft or as undrafted free agents.
The New England Patriots currently have only one pick in the draft’s final four rounds, but chances are good that they will acquire additional selections via trade. If so, these are a few players that the Patriots could look at as late draft picks or as free agent selections: