Citrus Bowl

Citrus Bowl: Why 49ers, Raiders fans should watch Kentucky vs. Penn State

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Citrus Bowl: Why 49ers, Raiders fans should watch Kentucky vs. Penn State

The end of the 2018 regular season means it's time for playoff football. Well, not for the 49ers and Raiders. For the Bay Area, it's NFL draft season.

When Kentucky takes the field Tuesday against Penn State, one player could be an option for either the 49ers or Raiders with their top pick. Plus, there's two others the Bay Area should pay attention to in the Citrus Bowl. 

Josh Allen, OLB/DE, Kentucky 

Will Allen be the 49ers' selection with the No. 2 pick in the draft? He very well could be. But if he falls to No. 4, the Raiders could jump at the chance of adding him. 

Allen is the exact kind of prospect both teams badly need. And they'll both get an front-row view of him at the Senior Bowl

The All-American has 21 sacks over the last two years and 29 tackles for loss in that span. Matt Miller of Bleacher Report has him going to the 49ers in his post-regular season mock draft, saying the 6-foot-5, 260-pounder is "the next best move (after Nick Bosa) for a team desperate to add a pass rush."

Amani Oruwariye, CB, Penn State

The 49ers should hope Oruwariye falls to the second round. They finished the regular season last in the NFL with only two interceptions and need to add to their cornerback depth with too many question marks. 

Oruwariye has great size for the position at 6-1 and 203 pounds, and as The Draft Network points out, he "anticipates route breaks and combinations at a high level." 

Over the last two seasons, Oruwariye has seven interceptions and 18 passes defensed. While he isn't seen as a No. 1 need, the rangy corner is actually predicted to go to the Raiders with the team's third pick in the first round, according to CBS Sports' latest mock draft

Here’s how 49ers and Raiders fans can watch Kentucky play Penn State in the Citrus Bowl:

When: Tuesday, Jan. 1, at 10 a.m. PT
TV Channel: ABC
Live Stream: ABC Go App