NFL fans watching today’s bowl games to get a glimpse of future draft picks couldn’t have picked a better individual battle to keep an eye on than Nebraska cornerback Alfonzo Dennard covering South Carolina wide receiver Alshon Jeffery in the Capitol One Bowl.
And it turned out to be an even more intense individual battle than anyone could have imagined.
Dennard and Jeffery, both of whom are viewed as likely first-round draft picks, were both ejected in the third quarter of the game after they got into a fight. Dennard and Jeffery jawed at each other, shoved each other and eventually punches were thrown, and both guys got the boot.
Dennard appeared to be the one who started the fight, which may have been the result of frustration because Jeffery was getting the best of him. Jeffery had four catches for 148 yards in the first half.
Both Dennard and Jeffery are among the Top 25 players in the 2012 NFL draft according to Scouts, Inc. Losing their cool with NFL scouts watching won’t help their draft prospects.