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Scouting The Heart Of Dallas Bowl

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Tim Cornett had his second-straight season of more than 1,200 rushing yards for UNLV. Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images.
Tim Cornett had his second-straight season of more than 1,200 rushing yards for UNLV. Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images.

The Heart of Dallas Bowl will not be the New Year’s Day game that most fans will tune in to to watch. Unless you are a fan of UNLV or North Texas, it is a game that you will channel surf past as you await the kickoff for the Capital One or Outback Bowl.

But if you're interested in some potential NFL draft picks, each team does have one prospect to keep an eye on as you flip through. These prospects will be late-round selections at best, but are deserving of a look.

NORTH TEXAS

Zach Orr, LB

Orr was a first-team All-Conference USA performer and the leading tackler for the Mean Green. He is stout at 6-foot-1, 240 pounds, and shows good speed inside the tackle box. Limited in space, he does have good power and leverage at the point of attack. Orr may be better suited as an inside linebacker in a 3-4 scheme, where he can plug gaps and squeeze guards.

UNLV

Tim Cornett, RB

Cornett has put the UNLV offense on his shoulders and delivered its first bowl appearance since 2000. Cornett will be an under-the-radar player who has a good combination of speed, agility and vision. A quick-footed runner, a good chunk of his yardage came behind a suspect Runnin' Rebels offensive line. He could be a back similar to Alfred Morris, a late-round pick who produces when given the opportunity.