The Sugar Bowl matchup between Arkansas and Ohio State features one top-end quarterback and another whose skills may or may not transfer to the NFL. Arkansas quarterback Ryan Mallett possesses the raw, physical ability that makes NFL scouts drew, while Terrell Pryor can make plays with his legs and his arm at the college level. Between the two, the Sugar Bowl promises to be a fun matchup between two quarterbacks that bring vastly different skill-sets.
Where will Mallett land in the 2011 NFL Draft? Who from the Sugar Bowl will likely join him? SB Nation's Mocking the Draft has a look at the top prospects in 2011.
Ryan Mallett, Arkansas quarterback: Mallett comes in as the highest-ranked prospect in the Sugar Bowl. Ranked as the No. 19 overall prospect in the 2011 NFL Draft, Mallett's arm strength is enough to vault him into the franchise quarterback conversation, though he still sits a step behind Andrew Luck.
D.J. Williams, Arkansas tight end: Williams, a 6-foot-2, 250 pound tight end, checks-in at No. 49 in the latest top-200. In 2010, Williams caught 49 passes for 589 yards and four touchdowns.
DeMarcus Love, Arkansas offensive lineman: 6-foot-5, 315 pound offensive tackle DeMarcus Love anchors the offensive line in charge of keeping Mallett upright. Love is ranked No. 65 in the Mocking the Draft top-200.
Cameron Heyward, Ohio State defensive end: The top-ranked Ohio State prospect comes from the defensive line this year. In 2010, Heyward finished with 42 tackles, 9.5 tackles for a loss and 1.5 sacks. He also rumbled for a 80-yard interception return for a touchdown. Heyward is ranked 11th in the latest top-100.
Michael Brewster, Ohio State center: Brewster leads a talented Ohio State offensive line that's been opening holes for the Buckeye backs all year long. Brewster checks-in at a hair under 300 pounds, measuring 6-foot-5, 293 pounds. Brewster is ranked 78th overall.
Justin Boren, Ohio State guard: Staying on the offensive line, Boren brings a 6-foot-3, 320 pound frame to the table. His body, apparently, is already NFL ready and Boren is one of the reasons Ohio State has been so successful on the ground. Boren just barely slides into the top-100, at No. 95.
Check out all the Ohio State and Arkansas prospects during the Sugar Bowl on Jan. 4 at 8:30 p.m. EST on ESPN.