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NFL draft prospects to watch in all 40 college football bowl games in 2019-20

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College football bowl season is one of the greatest times of the year, with hundreds of NFL draft prospects playing in 40 games. NFL scouts will be watching closely -- this is where players can showcase their skills on the national stage.

I went through the bowl schedule and picked out an NFL prospect to watch for all 80 teams. There are several underclassmen who could still return to school for another year -- the deadline to declare is Jan. 20 -- and others are seniors who get one last chance to impress the scouts before the April 2020 draft. Underclassmen are noted with an asterisk, and just because they're listed here doesn't mean they should enter the draft early; this is merely an early look at intriguing prospects.

Here are the players you should keep an eye on this bowl season, in order of when each game will be played.

Jan. 2

Boston College vs. Cincinnati

The game: TicketSmarter Birmingham Bowl
Info: 3 p.m. ET, ESPN & ESPN App/Birmingham, Alabama