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NFL Draft: What to watch in first three college all-star games

As the popularity of the NFL Draft continues to rise, the number of college football all-star games also is expanding.

While the major games — led by the Senior Bowl on Jan. 27 and the East-West Shrine Game and NFLPA Collegiate Bowl on Jan. 20 — are yet to come, Saturday offers three games for potential draft prospects.

Here is a quick look:


When: Sunday, 9 a.m.

Where: Daytona Beach, Fla.

Who: FBS players not invited to the three more prominent games.

TV: Available on via Roku

Worth watching: LSU quarterback Danny Etling, Boise State quarterback Montell Cozart, Oregon wide receiver Charles Nelson, New Mexico State running back Larry Rose III, Texas-San Antonio safety Nate Gaines; Central Arkansas linebacker James Graves.


When: Sunday, 2 p.m.

Where: Salem, Va.

Who: Players from historically black colleges

TV: Comcast via American Sports Network

Who to watch: Prairie View offensive lineman Shawn Pierce, Alabama State running back Ronnie Scott; Southern tight end Dillon Beard, Prairie View quarterback Khadarel Hodge, Texas Southern offensive lineman Jahlil Mathis-Ellis.


When: Monday, noon

Where: Salem, Va. (game is played in same venue as Spirit Bowl but a day later)

Who: Players from FCS, Division II and Division III

TV: Comcast via American Sports Network

Worth watching: Stony Brook wide receiver Harrison Jackson, Central Arkansas cornerback Tremon Smith, Colgate defensive end Pat Ariyie, Simpson H-back Brandon Meints, Central Oklahoma wide receiver Josh Crockett, Houston Baptist cornerback Chris Hardeman


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