’14 Texans Draft Prospects: Saturday Bowl Games

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Nov 16, 2013; Piscataway, NJ, USA; Rutgers Scarlet Knights tight end Tyler Kroft (86) is immediately wrapped up by Cincinnati Bearcats linebacker Greg Blair (51) after short pass reception during the second half at High Points Solutions Stadium. Cincinnati Bearcats defeat the Rutgers Scarlet Knights 52-17. Mandatory Credit: Jim O

The Belk Bowl will take place at 3:20 p.m. EDT where Cincinnati (9-3, 6-2 American Conference) vs. North Carolina (6-6, 4-4 ACC) in Charlotte, N.C. on ESPN.

Cincinnati has 12 players listed on the CBS Board, with one being projected to be drafted.

That one player is inside linebacker Greg Blair, who could be drafted in the seventh round, as he’s the 17th-rated ILB.

He’s been timed with a 4.76 40-yard dash.

On his draft page, it says:

"“Blair led UC in tackles and tied for ninth in the AAC with 96 tackles. He accumulated 6.5 tackles for loss while adding five quarterback hurries, three pass breakups, one sack, a fumble recovery and a forced fumble.”"

As for the current depth chart, I believe the Texans could use some youth and improvement at the position, with the current starters being Darryl Sharpton and Joe Mays.

With the way the defense has played this season, there needs to be more depth on this roster.

For North Carolina, nine players are on the list, including five potential players who are projected to be drafted, including offensive tackle James Hurst in the second or third round.

Sep 8, 2012; Winston Salem, NC, USA North Carolina Tar Heels offensive tackle James Hurst (68) plays in the game against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons at BB

Hurst is a 6-6, 305-pound lineman who could look really nice in a Texans uniform next season, because the current offensive line just hasn’t got the job done.

His draft analysis says:

"“Hurst has the size and natural athleticism to hold his own on an island but needs to continue and develop his footwork and technique, using proper angles.”"