Bowl Watch: Wednesday

The Holiday Bowl between Nebraska and Arizona features the best defensive tackle prospect in Nebraska's amazing Ndamukong Suh. The Humanitarian Bowl pitting Bowling Green and Idaho might not seem like a big deal, but there is one elite prospect. draft insider Chris Steuber is breaking down the top prospects in each of the bowl games. Wednesday's games include two players ranked among Steuber's top 50 senior prospects: Nebraska defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh (No. 1) and Idaho guard Mike Iupati (No. 25).

Humanitarian Bowl

TV: ESPN, 4:30 p.m. (Eastern).

Senior prospects to watch: Bowling Green — None. Idaho — Mike Iupati (6-5, 330;'s No. 1 senior guard).

Noteworthy: A game between Idaho and Bowling Green doesn't seem like a big deal, but Iupati is a big deal. The first-team All-American is the best guard in the nation. Bowling Green's Tyler Sheehan has completed 64.4 percent of his passes for 3,664 yards with 23 touchdowns and six interceptions. He is Scout's 30th-ranked quarterback. His favorite target is Freddie Barnes, with a whopping 138 catches, 1,551 yards and 16 touchdowns. He was one of three finalists for the Biletnikoff Award given to the nation's top receiver.

Steuber's take: Mike Iupati is probably a first- or second-round pick. He's a massive guy inside. The one thing he has to do is get a little more fluidity in his hips. He plays a little stiff but he's an excellent blocker, he's good in run situations. He really mauls the opposition at the line. I think you'll see that in this game against Bowling Green. He doesn't really have a big-time threat on the D-line so I think he's going to dominate them up front. Sheehan is a decent player and is probably a late-round pick. Barnes (No. 25 senior receiver) is about 6-1; he's kind of a possession receiver, limited speed. He is a sixth- or seventh-round pick."

Holiday Bowl

TV: ESPN, 8 p.m. (Eastern).

Senior prospects to watch: Nebraska — Ndamukong Suh (6-4, 290;'s No. 1 senior defensive tackle), Jacob Hickman (6-4, 290; No. 10 center). Arizona — Devin Ross (5-11, 170; No. 13 cornerback).

Noteworthy: How dominant is Suh? As a defensive tackle, he leads the team in tackles (82), sacks (12), tackles for losses (23), quarterback hits (24) and is second in pass breakups (10). He was named the Associated Press player of the year — the first defender since the award was established in 1998. Huskers junior Prince Amukamara, a 6-foot-1 cornerback, could be a first-rounder if he stays in school for another year. Speaking of corners, Arizona's Ross broke up 11 passes and led the Wildcats in tackles. He was a good kickoff returner as a freshman.

Steuber's take: "I don't know if you can say much more about Suh. He's incredible. That last game he had against Texas was outstanding with 4.5 sacks. He basically almost beat them single-handedly. He's a top-two pick in the draft, depending on who ends up with the No. 1 pick overall. He's just a phenomenal player. The only question I have about Suh is he's more of a reader than a reactor. He likes to lay in the weeds a little bit and see how things are going rather than just going full steam ahead. But when he figures out a center or guard in the middle, he'll take advantage of the action and really dominate. He hasn't shown that consistent motor that you want to see, but when he wants to dominate a game, he can really a dominate. For Arizona, cornerback Devin Ross is a playmaking kind of corner. He's really rising up the charts. He does a lot of good things on the outside, he has playmaking ability, he's physical. He reminds me of Al Harris a little bit but he's more disciplined than Al."

To see Chris Steuber's draft rankings, click here.

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