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College Prospect Preview: Cotton Bowl

Could Tyler Wilson be the Redskins next quarterback?
Could Tyler Wilson be the Redskins next quarterback?

There is a BCS worthy showdown set for tonight down in "Jurrah's World" as #8 Kansas State (10-2) takes on #6 Arkansas (10-2). This should be a good one and I wouldn't be surprised if it was high scoring. The best news is that tonight's game is on FOX and "Big Game" Gus Johnson will be on the call, which always adds to the level of excitement to a game. So if you tune in tonight, which NFL prospects should you be on the lookout for?

Arkansas Pro Prospects

Tyler Wilson, QB, 6'3, 220 lbs: Wilson is a junior and has given no inclination that he will declare for the draft, but if he did he would quickly be the third best quarterback available and a first round prospect (keep your fingers crossed). I would even venture to say that some teams would covet Wilson more than Robert Griffin III in certain situations. One reason that Wilson could come out is that he is already 22 and by the time his NFL career started in 2013 he would be 24. This year was the first year as a starter for the Arkansas native after backing up Ryan Mallett in previous years. The junior made Razorback fans forget about Mallett by passing for nearly 3,500 yards, 22 touchdowns, and six interceptions. Simply put, Wilson would be a tremendous pick for the Redskins even at the number six overall slot.

Jarius Wright, WR, 5'10, 180 lbs: The Razorbacks have a pair of wide receivers that are NFL worthy, the first of which is Wright who is a 5th round prospect. Wright is a speedster who had over 1,000 yards and 11 touchdowns this year. He can be out muscled by defensive backs, but the problem is catching him. Wright could very well be the fastest man at the combine.

Joe Adams, 5'11, 190 lbs: The second impressive wide receiver for Arkansas is Joe Adams. Adams is extremely versatile and will go higher than Wright in the draft, my guess would be in the 3rd round. He contributes in the running game, return game (three PR TDs), and has even been mentioned to have the ability to play cornerback in the NFL.

Jake Bequette, DE, 6'4, 265 lbs: Bequette is a high motor guy who will likely go in the 5th or 6th round of the draft. He could be a solid backup OLB for the Redskins, but may not have the speed to do so. He's a very disciplined player and I believe he may be a better fit for the 4-3.

Kansas State Prospect

Tysyn Hartman, FS, 6'2, 206 lbs: Hartman busted on the scene with a solid year. He had over 60 tackles and ten interceptions, earning a reputation as a ball hawk. The biggest downside is that he is a limited athlete and gets exposed in man coverage.

Prediction: Arkansas 35, Kansas State 23