’14 Houston Texans Draft Prospects: Dec. 31 Bowl Games

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Chick-fil-A Bowl

Nov 23, 2013; Baton Rouge, LA, USA; Texas A

The AutoZone Liberty Bowl will take place at 8 p.m. EDT Tuesday, where No. 24 Duke (10-3, 6-2 ACC) will face No. 21 Texas A&M (8-4, 4-4 SEC) in Atlanta, GA on ESPN.

Duke has three players on the list where their highest-rated player is Ross Cockrell. The redshirt senior is projected to be selected in the fifth round.

In his Duke bio it says:

"“Duke’s leader on the defensive side of the ball … owns a coach’s mentality on the field … couples extensive experience with excellent size and speed.”"

He’s also enrolled in graduate school and was a three-time Academic All-ACC selection, so he has the smarts and physical skills to possibly succeed in the NFL.

As for Texas A&M, they have 11 players on the CBS Board with four players projected for the first round.

We have to take a look at QB Johnny Manziel who could become the Texans’ first round draft choice. He’s also on the short list for the team.

Manziel is the third rated QB on the CBS Board.

On his draft analysis page on CBS Sports it says:

"“Extraordinary all-around athlete who is a dual threat on the football field and has displayed his athleticism at golfing and baseball events … String of off-field issues brings maturity level into serious question.”"