In the final game on New Year’s Day, the Fiesta Bowl will feature No. 15 UCF (11-1, 8-0 AAC) against No. 6 Baylor (11-1, 8-1 Big 12) at 8:30 p.m. from Glendale, AZ on ESPN.
UCF has six players on the CBS board and we’ll take a closer look at quarterback Blake Bortles, the No. 4 rated QB and a possible selection in the first or second round.
Bortles was All-AAC first team selection this past season, as the redshirt junior passed for 3,280 yards and 22 touchdowns this season. He also threw seven interceptions in 12 games and was sacked 21 times.
He completed 239 of 351 pass attempts in 2013.
His draft analysis says:
"“Prototypical size and is big-bodied rusher with better athleticism than given credit for. Good arm strength with a smooth release with enough zip to fit the ball into small windows. Poised to deliver accurately under pressure and shows terrific peripheral vision.”"
Baylor has 16 players on the draft list of CBS and we’re going to spotlight running back Lache Seastrunk.
A potential fourth round selection, the 5-9, 210 pound running back has been timed with a 4.45 40-yard dash as he was an All-Big 12 first-team selection by the Associated Press.
In his draft overview it states:
"“Boasting a compact build with excellent vision, agility and burst, Seastrunk proved every bit the superstar once on the field for the Bears following a 2011 transfer from Oregon.”"
This season, Seastrunk rushed for 1,060 yards and 11 touchdowns on 141 carries in 10 games.