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NFL draft prospects to watch in Monday's bowl games

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Monday is one of the biggest days on the college football calendar with the College Football Playoff semifinals and three other high-level bowl games. It's also a big day for NFL scouts as several of the nation's top prospects will be on display.

Here's a look at some of the names NFL teams will be keeping an eye on:

Michigan vs South Carolina, Outback Bowl, 12 p.m. ET, ESPN 2 and ESPN App

FB Khalid Hill, Michigan

  • Mel Kiper Jr. position rank: No. 4 fullback/h-back

Hill has scored 13 touchdowns on 42 carries during the past two seasons.

C Mason Cole, Michigan

  • Kiper position rank: No. 5 center
  • Scouts Inc. ranking: No. 79 overall

Cole was a second-team All-Big Ten selection and will be making his 51st straight start for the Wolverines.

DT Maurice Hurst, Michigan

  • Kiper position rank: No. 4 defensive tackle

  • Scouts Inc. ranking: No. 29 overall

Hurst weighed whether to sit out, but ultimately decided to play after earning first-team All-Big Ten honors during the regular season in which he finished with 58 tackles, including 14 for loss, and four sacks.

TE Hayden Hurst, South Carolina

  • Kiper position rank: No. 5 tight end

  • Scouts Inc. ranking: No. 90 overall

A first-team All-SEC pick, Hurst caught 41 passes for 518 yards and two scores.

No. 12 UCF vs. No. 7 Auburn, Chick-Fil-A-Peach Bowl, 12:30 p.m. ET, ESPN and ESPN App

RB Kerryon Johnson, Auburn

  • Kiper position rank: No. 7 running back

  • Scouts Inc. ranking: No. 23 overall

Shared first-team All-SEC honors with Georgia's Nick Chubb after rushing for 1,320 yards and 17 touchdowns.

OG Braden Smith, Auburn

  • Kiper position rank: No. 2 offensive guard

  • Scouts Inc. ranking: No. 65 overall

Smith has appeared in 51 games over the past four seasons and started the past 39.

OLB Jeff Holland, Auburn

  • Kiper position rank: No. 10 outside linebacker

A first-team All-SEC selection on the defensive line, Holland led the Tigers with 12 tackles for loss and nine sacks.

CB Carlton Davis, Auburn

  • Kiper position rank: No. 6 cornerback

Another first-team All-SEC selection for the Tigers on defense, Davis was the team's leading tackler (75) by a margin of 22 tackles.

No. 14 Notre Dame vs. No. 17 LSU, Citrus Bowl presented by Overton's, 1 p.m. ET, ABC and ESPN

OT Mike McGlinchey, Notre Dame

  • Kiper position rank: No. 1 offensive tackle
  • Scouts Inc. ranking: No. 14 overall

With Quenton Nelson (see below), McGlinchey anchors the best left side in college football and could be a top-15 pick.

OG Quenton Nelson, Notre Dame

  • Kiper position rank: No. 1 offensive guard

  • Scouts Inc. ranking: No. 17 overall

Like McGlinchy, Nelson is expected to a be a first-round pick and likely in the first half of it.

C Sam Mustipher, Notre Dame

  • Kiper position rank: No. 8 center

Playing next to his more heralded teammates, Mustipher has also developed into a solid NFL prospect over the past two seasons.

DT Jerry Tillery, Notre Dame

  • Kiper position rank: No. 7 defensive tackle

  • Scouts Inc. ranking: No. 128 overall

Tillery started all 12 games in the regular season and led the team with four sacks.

ILB Nyles Morgan, Notre Dame

  • Kiper position rank: No. 10 inside linebacker

Morgan ranked second on the Fighting Irish with 83 tackles, 6.5 of which were for loss.

No. 3 Georgia vs. No. 2 Oklahoma, Rose Bowl Game Presented by Northwestern Mutual -- CFP Semifinal, 5 p.m. ET

QB Baker Mayfield, Oklahoma

  • Kiper position rank: No. 4 quarterback

  • Scouts Inc. ranking: No. 27 overall

The Heisman Trophy winner might be the most interesting prospect in the draft. Regardless of what happens against Georgia, Mayfield will go down as one of the best college football players of all time. He has thrown for 14,320 yards and 129 touchdowns in his career, but will his game translate to the next level? (Probably)

RB Nick Chubb, Georgia

  • Kiper position rank: No. 6 running back

  • Scouts Inc. ranking: No. 60 overall

Chubb was in an ideal situation for an elite running back as the Bulldogs didn't need him to carry the load with Sony Michel (see below) in the backfield with him. Chubb ran for 1,175 yards this season and enters the game with 4,599 rushing yards in his college career.

RB Sony Michel, Georgia

  • Kiper position rank: No. 10 running back

Michel averaged 7.2 yards per carry on his way to 948 yards rushing and 13 touchdowns. Not bad for a supposed-No. 2 running back.

FB Dimitri Flowers, Oklahoma

  • Kiper position rank: No. 2 fullback/h-back

A first-team All-Big 12 selection, Flowers caught 23 passes for 411 yards and four touchdowns and carried 13 times with four scores.

TE Mark Andrews, Oklahoma

  • Kiper position rank: No. 2 tight end

  • Scouts Inc. ranking: No. 93 overall

Andrews is Oklahoma's all-time receiving yards leader for a tight end (1,713) and was a unanimous first-team All-American after caught 58 passes for 906 yards and eight touchdowns.

OT Orlando Brown Jr., Oklahoma

  • Kiper position rank: No. 2 offensive tackle

  • Scouts Inc. ranking: No. 24 overall

The son of former NFL offensive lineman Orlando Brown Sr., the junior was a finalist for the Outland Trophy and a unanimous first-team All-American.

OG Isaiah Wynn, Georgia

  • Kiper position rank: No. 4 offensive guard

A first-team All-SEC selection, Wynn was key piece in one of the nation's best rushing attacks.

ILB Roquan Smith, Georgia

  • Kiper position rank: No. 1 inside linebacker

  • Scouts Inc. ranking: No. 19 overall

Smith won the Butkus Award after leading the Bulldogs with 113 tackles with 10.5 for loss and 5.5 sacks.

OLB Ogbonnia Okoronkwo, Oklahoma

  • Kiper position rank: No. 4 outside linebacker

One of the nation's best pass rushers, Okoronkwo led the Sooners with 17.5 tackles for loss and finished the season with eight sacks and 71 total stops.

OLB Lorenzo Carter, Georgia

  • Kiper position rank: No. 6 outside linebacker

  • Scouts Inc. ranking: No. 47 overall

Carter finished the regular season with 47 tackles, with seven for loss and forced three fumbles.

No. 4 Alabama vs. No. 1 Clemson, Allstate Sugar Bowl – CFP Semifinal, 8:45 p.m. ET, ESPN and ESPN App

RB Damien Harris, Alabama

  • Kiper position rank: No. 5 running back

  • Scouts Inc. ranking: No. 73 overall

Harris doesn't have the eye-popping stats usually associated with a running back as highly regarded as he is (906 rushing yards on 110 carries), but he could still make an early jump to the NFL.

WR Calvin Ridley, Alabama

  • Kiper position rank: No. 1 wide receiver

  • Scouts Inc. ranking: No. 13 overall

In three years, Ridley's 216 receptions give him the second most in school history. He caught 55 passes for 895 yards with three scores this season.

DE Clelin Ferrell, Clemson

  • Kiper position rank: No. 2 defensive end

  • Scouts Inc. ranking: No. 18 overall

Part of the best defensive line in college football, Ferrell has two years of eligibility remaining but is draft-eligible after redshirting in 2015. He leads the Tigers with 17 tackles for loss and 8.5 sacks.

DE Austin Bryant, Clemson

  • Kiper position rank: No. 5 defensive end

Bryant's production wasn't too far behind Ferrell: He had 14.5 tackles for loss and 8.5 sacks.

DT Christian Wilkins, Clemson

  • Kiper position rank: No. 1 defensive tackle
  • Scouts Inc. ranking: No. 9 overall

The envy of defensive tackles everywhere with two premier defensive ends flanking him, Wilkins made 8.5 tackles for loss in the regular season.

DT Da'Ron Payne, Alabama

  • Kiper position rank: No. 3 defensive tackle

  • Scouts Inc. ranking: No. 43 overall

Of Payne's 45 tackles this season, 37 have come against the run. Payne was a second-team All-SEC pick.

ILB Rashaan Evans, Alabama

  • Kiper position rank: No. 2 inside linebacker

  • Scouts Inc. ranking: No. 36 overall

An AFCA first-team All-American, Evans is third on the team with 57 tackles and first with 10.5 tackles for loss (in 10 games).

CB Anthony Averett, Alabama

  • Kiper position rank: No. 8 cornerback

  • Scouts Inc. ranking: No. 42 overall

A fifth-year senior in his second season as a starter, Averett's seven pass breakups were second on the team.

S Minkah Fitzpatrick, Alabama

  • Kiper position rank: No. 1 safety

  • Scouts Inc. ranking: No. 4 overall

A unanimous All-American and the Jim Thorpe Award winner, Fitzpatrick could be a top-five pick.

S Ronnie Harrison, Alabama

  • Kiper position rank: No. 3 safety

  • Scouts Inc. ranking: No. 22 overall

Harrison might be the second-best safety in the nation ... and on his own team.