Ron Lippock's Bowl players to watch

For all draft followers and college fans alike, here's my guide to the 2007 draft's prospects by bowl game, team and player ...

... with those with seemingly particular interest to Pittsburgh Steelers fans itallicized for easy reference. A few have been put in bold - these are a few less talked-about players I see as very interesting day one prospects. Included are juniors that some expect to declare for this draft.

Also listed after the bowl games are all teams with first-day prospects that were not invited to bowl games. Again, players of what would seem to be of particular interest to Pittsburgh are itallicized.

Feel free to print this out as you watch the games and look for the players mentioned below.

December 19 - San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia bowl

NORTHERN ILLINOIS: OT Doug Free and RB Garrett Wolfe


December 21 - Las Vegas Bowl

BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY: QB John Beck and TE Johnny Harline

OREGON: C Enoka Lucas

December 23 - Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl

UTAH: S Eric Weddle

December 23 - Bowl

EAST CAROLINA: WR Aundrae Ellison

SOUTH FLORIDA: LB Stephen Nicholas

December 24 - Sheraton Hawaii Bowl

HAWAII: C/OG Samson Satele and OG Tala Esera

ARIZONA STATE: TE Zach Miller, QB Sam Kellar and OT Andrew Carnahan

December 26 - Motor City Bowl

CENTRAL MICHIGAN: OT Joe Staley and DE Dan Bazuin

December 27 – Emerald Bowl

FLORIDA STATE: LB Buster Davis and RB Lorenzo Booker

December 28 - Pacific Life Holiday Bowl

TEXAS A&M: LB Justin Warren, S Melvin Bullitt and DT Red Bryant

CALIFORNIA: CB Daymeion Hughes, OG Erik Robertson, LB Desmond Bishop, RB Marshall Lynch and DT Brandon Mebane

December 28 – Texas Bowl

RUTGERS: RB/FB Brian Leonard, C Darnell Stapleton and TE Clark Harris


December 28 - PetroSun Independence Bowl

ALABAMA: RB Ken Darby and OLB/DE Juwan Simpson

OKLAHOMA STATE: OG Corey Hilliard and DT Ryan McBean

December 29 – Music City Bowl

CLEMSON: DE/OLB Gaines Adams, ILB Anthony Waters, C Dustin Fry and WR Chansi Stuckey

December 29 – Brut Sun Bowl

OREGON STATE: TE John Newton and SS Sabby Piscatelli

MISSOURI: TE Martin Rucker

December 29 – Insight Bowl


TEXAS TECH: OG Manuel Ramirez, WR Jarrett Hicks and WR Joe Filani

December 29 – Liberty Bowl

HOUSTON:/u> QB Kevin Kolb

SOUTH CAROLINA: WR Sidney Rice, CB Fred Bennett and LB Jasper Brinkley

December 29 - Champs Sports Bowl

PURDUE: DE/OLB Anthony Spencer

MARYLAND: CB Josh Wilson

December 30 Meineke Car Care Bowl

BOSTON COLLEGE: OG Josh Beekman and OT James Marten

December 30 – Alamo Bowl

IOWA: OG Mike Jones and TE Scott Chandler

TEXAS: OT/OG Justin Blalock, C Lyle Sendlein, DT Frank Okam, RB Selvin Young, S Michael Griffin, DE Tim Crowder, CB Tarrell Brown and CB Aaron Ross

December 30 - Chick-fil-A Bowl

GEORGIA: DE/OLB Quentin Moses, ILB Tony Taylor, TE Martrez Milner and DE Charles Johnson

VIRGINIA TECH: SS Aaron Rouse, WR David Clowney and Xavier Adibi

December 31 - MPC Computers Bowl

MIAMI: FS Brandon Meriweather, SS Anthony Reddick, TE Greg Olsen, DT Baraka Atkins and DT Kareem Brown

January 1 - Toyota Gator Bowl

GEORGIA TECH: WR Calvin Johnson, CB Kenny Scott and LB Kamichael Hall

WEST VIRGINIA: C Dan Mozes and LB Kevin McLee

January 1 – Outback Bowl

PENN STATE: OT Levi Brown, LB Paul Poluszny, LB Dan Connor, Tim Shaw and RB Tony Hunt

TENNESSEE: WR Robert Meacham, DT Justin Harrell, OT Arron Sears and CB John Wade

January 1 - Capital One Bowl


ARKANSAS: DE Jamaal Anderson and WR Marcus Monk

January 1 - Tostitos Fiesta Bowl

OKLAHOMA: RB Adrian Peterson and LB Rufus Alexander

January 1 - AT&T Cotton Bowl

NEBRASKA: DE Adam Carriker, LB Stewart Bradley and CB Zach Bowman

AUBURN: RB Kenny Irons, OG Ben Grubbs, OG Tim Duckworth and WR Courtney Taylor

January 1 - Rose Bowl

USC: WR Dwayne Jarrett, DE Lawrence Jackson, WR Steve Smith, OT Sam Baker , LB Oscar Lua, LB Dallas Sartz and C Ryan Kalil

MICHIGAN: OT Jake Long, CB Leon Hall, DT Alan Branch, DE/OLB LaMarr Woodley, LB Prescott Burgess, LB David Harris and WR Steve Breaston

January 2 - FedEx Orange Bowl

WAKE FOREST: S Josh Gattis

LOUISVILLE: QB Brian Brohm, RB Michael Bush (injured), ILB Nate Harris and DT Amobi Okoye

January 3 – Sugar Bowl

LSU: DE Chase Pittman, RB Alley Broussard, WR Dwayne Bowe, WR Craig Davis, FS LaRon Landry, DT Glenn Dorsey, TE Tyler Ecker and QB JaMarcus Russell

NOTRE DAME: QB Brady Quinn, WR Jeff Samardija, DE/OLB Victor Abiamari, OT Ryan Harris, TE John Carlson and S Tom Zbikowski

January 8 - BCS Championship Game

OHIO STATE: QB Troy Smith, DT Quinn Pitcock, WR Anthony Gonzalez, WR Ted Ginn, C Doug Datish and RB Antonio Pittman

FLORIDA: DE Ray McDonald, S Reggie Nelson, LB Brandon Siler, LB Earl Everett, DT Marcus Thomas, WR Dallas Baker, QB Chris Leak, WR Andre Caldwell and RB DeShawn Wynn

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