There are no big-time senior prospects for Iowa and Georgia Tech but there are three superb juniors. If he declares for the draft, teams seeking a left tackle will be drawn to Iowa's Bryan Bulaga. Draft expert Chris Steuber brings the analysis in the latest part of this series.
Scout.com draft insider Chris Steuber is breaking down the top prospects in each of the bowl games. Today's games includes no players ranked among Steuber's top 50 senior prospects but three potential first-round juniors.
TV: Fox, 8 p.m. (Eastern).
Senior prospects to watch: Georgia Tech — None. Iowa — Tony Moeaki (6-5, 255; No. 7 senior tight end); A.J. Edds (6-4, 244; No. 7 outside linebacker); Kyle Calloway (6-7, 317; No. 11 offensive tackle); Pat Angerer (6-1, 232; No. 8 middle linebacker); Dan Doering (6-6, 300; No. 11 guard).
Noteworthy: The top three prospects in this game are juniors: Iowa offensive tackle Bryan Bulaga, Georgia Tech running back Jonathan Dwyer and Georgia Tech defensive end Derrick Morgan. All three would be first-round picks but neither have declared. Bulaga (6-6, 312) was voted the Big Ten's top lineman. All-American defensive end Morgan (6-4, 272) recording 12.5 sacks and 18 tackles for losses. Dwyer (6-0, 235) is the top rusher in Georgia Tech's option attack with 1,346 yards and 14 touchdowns. Tech starts just two seniors, which explains why it doesn't have any top draft prospects. Angerer, Iowa's leading tackler, has been named to a couple All-America teams and was a finalist for the Nagurski Award given to the nation's top defensive player. The Yellow Jackets rank second in the nation in rushing offense (307.2 yards) while the Hawkeyes rank 10th in scoring defense (15.5 points).
Bulaga is the guy to look at it if you need an offensive tackle. Overall, he could be a high first-round pick. Again, I think he has a lot more to work on. Some people don't like his quickness, some people don't like his ability to block overall. They still think he has a lot more room to improve. Right now, he's still considered a first-round pick with some of the flaws that he may have. If he does come out, I do think he's in t hat mid-first round area. He may stay in school, especially with Anthony Davis
(Rutgers) coming out. That's going to push him back a little more. I think if he looks at it realistically, if he stays in school for another year, he could probably be the top tackle next season. A.J. Edds is another one to look at. He's more of a mid-round pick. For Tech, Jonathan Dwyer, if he comes out, he's going to be a first — probably a late first. He's a physical kind of a runner, kind of like (Carolina's) Jonathan Stewart
. Morgan, if he comes out, is a top-10 pick. He's a big defensive end with great pass-rushing ability. He uses his hands well, has good technique and speed off the edge. He has tremendous quickness and strength. He's an elite prospect; probably the first or second defensive end off the board. He has to improve against the run, but a lot of these defensive ends have to do that. He gets off blocks well and makes plays in the backfield.
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