As expected, tonight’s Clemson-LSU game is a who’s-who of future NFL players.
How full are each team’s proverbial cupboards? Consider that two of the best players for each team aren’t even draft eligible. And, of course, don’t forget presumed No. 1 overall pick Joe Burrow of LSU.
“… It’s staggering how loaded both teams are in terms of prospects. LSU is stocked with 16 players on my 2020 big board, and that doesn’t include Biletnikoff Award winner Ja’Marr Chase at receiver and stud freshman cornerback Derek Stingley Jr.
“Clemson, a young team, has 11 prospects ranked, and that doesn’t include its two best players—quarterback Trevor Lawrence and receiver Justyn Ross,” Miller writes.
It's No. 1 LSU vs No. 3 Clemson for the #NationalChampionship.
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Dane Brugler of The Athletic breaks down 30 draft-eligible players between the two schools, including six potential first-rounders and seven Day 2 prospects.
“With his immediate speed, Etienne is a threat to take it the distance every time he touches the football,” Brugler writes, adding that the junior needs to work on his pass catching and inside running but otherwise has elite ability to cut at full speed.