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Notes: NFL Draft prospects to watch this weekend

Still lots of meaningful football being played in the college ranks

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COLLEGE FOOTBALL: OCT 26 Penn State at Michigan State Photo by Adam Ruff/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Although the last regular season game of the year is still days away for the professional team in Detroit, there is a lot of football to be watched right now. Of course we are talking about the college bowl schedule, and many potential future Lions are taking part in postseason action on Friday and Saturday.

Erik Schlitt at Lions Wire provides ten names to watch during the five bowl games on Friday. As any Lions fan might expect, it is loaded in the trenches (EDGE, DL, OL). Also appearing on the list is a potential Name Bracket powerhouse from Oklahoma State. As a reminder, here are the Friday Bowl games:

Military Bowl: UNC vs. Temple
Pinstripe Bowl: Michigan State vs. Wake Forest
Texas Bowl: Oklahoma State vs. Texas A&M
Holiday Bowl: USC vs. Iowa
Cheez-It Bowl: Air Force vs. Washington State

For the rest of the bowls heading into next week, Ben Raven at has a rundown on draft prospects for Lions fans to watch in the upcoming major bowl games starting tomorrow with the Cotton Bowl. There is a good mix of positions on Raven’s list, with a ton of the elite wide receiver prospects getting attention. Staying with a local focus, The Athletic’s Austin Meek had a Q&A with draft analyst Dane Brugler about Michigan prospects (subscription required) who might impress in the Citrus Bowl on New Year’s Day.

The Ringer’s Danny Kelly takes a broader look at the six New Year’s Day Bowls, highlighting the NFL prospects in those games that fans are most likely to hear about in draft chatter for the next few months.

And now on to the rest of today’s Notes:

  • The final installment of Xs and Os with Dan Orlovsky for the 2019 regular season:

  • Word of the free truck offer got to quarterback David Blough. The Detroit News’ Justin Rogers writes that the magic man is not changing how he prepares for Sunday against Green Bay.

  • This looks like a pretty cool article (subscription required) about something the fans probably never think about:

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