Dynasty Leagues: Pro prospects to watch in pre-Christmas Bowl game slate

  • Birmingham Bowl
  • Camellia Bowl
  • Armed Forces Bowl
  • Potato Bowl
  • 68 Ventures Bowl
  • Las Vegas Bowl
  • Hawaii Bowl

Kairee Robinson chalked up a big season for the San Jose State Spartans
Kairee Robinson chalked up a big season for the San Jose State Spartans / Sam Wasson/GettyImages
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Sam Pinckney, Coastal Carolina
Sep 2, 2023; Pasadena, California, USA; Coastal Carolina Chanticleers wide receiver Sam Pinckney / Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

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Las Vegas Bowl

This is one of those bowl games where a team like Utah envisioned being in a much more prominent spot at this stage of the season than the Las Vegas Bowl, so it's hard to know what to expect or how many of their star players we will see.

But one name to keep tabs on, who won't play in this game, is tight end Brant Kuithe. The senior tight end has been hurt for most of this season but he has had a solid career with the Utes, including catching 50 passes last season. He will be a late-round pick but he is a tight end who is far from reaching his potential.

Cam Porter, RB, Northwestern: Porter has spent the past four years with the Wildcats and is definitely a developmental running back who could have a short shelf life, but one who is worth a look. He leads Northwestern with 618 yards rushing this season.

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Hawaii Bowl

Of all of the games that will be played on Saturday, this one may have the most intriguing prospects playing in it.

Kairee Robinson, RB, San Jose State: Robinson posted a huge season for the Spartans this year, one that should get him an NFL look. He is one of my favorite lesser-known prospects in the upcoming draft class. Only Blake Corum and Ollie Gordon rushed for more TDs this season than Robinson.

Nick Nash, WR, San Jose State: A former QB, Nash caught 47 passes for 704 yards and eight touchdowns this season.

Sam Pinckney, WR, Coastal Carolina: Pinckney is playing in his sixth college season. After transferring from Georgia State, he used the remainder of his eligibility to play for the Chanticleers and he has posted huge numbers for them, including 1,900 yards receiving and 10 touchdowns the past two seasons.

What should attract NFL scouts immediately is his size at 6-foot-4 and 210 pounds. This is definitely a WR you should be watching.


Also, as an added bonus, San Jose State QB Chevan Cordeiro (who used to play at Hawaii) has a potential NFL future as well.