The Taxslayer.com Gator Bowl features Nebraska (8-4, 5-3 Big Ten) against No. 22 Georgia (8-4, 5-3 SEC) in one of the first games of the day on ESPN2 at noon EDT in Jacksonville, Fla.
Nebraska has 14 players on the CBS Draft Board, but we’re going to profile their highest projected player: Stanley Jean-Baptiste.
Jean-Baptiste is projected to be selected in the fourth round, as the 6-2, 220-pound cornerback is rated 16th at his position and 139th overall.
He runs a 4.56 40-yard dash and was second-team All-Big Ten by the coaches, playing in all 12 games.
His draft analysis on his CBS page says:
"“Boasts excellent height and length for the position. Gets a strong initial jam to re-route receivers when playing press-man coverage.”"
He’s compared to Brandon Browner of the Seattle Seahawks according to Rob Rang of CBS.
Georgia has eight players on the list, as we are going to take a closer look at defensive tackle Garrison Smith, who could be available in the seventh round.
Smith stands 6-3 and weighs 299 pounds. The DT has been timed with a 5.02 40-yard dash as he’s the 20th rated DT in the draft.
His draft page says of him:
"“Smith has a quick first step, and exhibits strong, quick hands at the point of attack … He does not possess the speed to challenge off the edge, relying on a simple bull rush on most snaps.”"