NFL Draft prospects for Giants and Jets fans to watch in the college bowl games

Who says most college football bowl games are meaningless?

Certainly not any Giants and Jets fans — or their brethren in Houston, Jacksonville and Detroit – who have turned their attention this month from mostly hopeless Sundays to looking at the 2022 NFL Draft class. The slate of 41 bowl games begins with a doubleheader today.

Because both the Giants and Jets both are slated to have two high-first-round picks — the Giants currently own No. 5 and No. 6, and the Jets own No. 4 and No. 7, according to Tankathon — The Post compiled a list of prospects who are playing in bowl games outside the College Football Playoff and could jump into range of the top-10 picks come April.

The list excludes players who already opted out of bowl games (Oregon’s Kayvon Thibodeaux, Notre Dame’s Kyle Hamilton, Purdue’s George Karlaftis and Pitt quarterback Kenny Pickett) and injured players (LSU’s Derek Stingley Jr. and USC’s Drake London). Prospects in the playoffs will be featured at a later date.