CFP Championship: Players To Watch

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Dominick Jackson, OT Alabama
Jan 11, 2016; Glendale, AZ, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide offensive lineman Dominick Jackson (76) against the Clemson Tigers in the 2016 CFP National Championship at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

This year’s rematch between Clemson and Alabama is sure to be one of the better games we’ve seen in a while. It’ll be the Tiger’s electric offense duking it out with one of the best defensive units you’ll see in the Crimson Tide, and one is bound to break. Behind all this excitement are the players that make it all happen, and with guys like Deshaun Watson and Rueben Foster going head to head, we are surely in for a treat.

Now there are numerous players in this game that will eventually become pros, and a lot of them make sense for the Ravens to look for in the draft, and Today we will be exploring those players from both teams.

Alabama Crimson Tide

Jan 11, 2016; Glendale, AZ, USA; in the 2016 CFP National Championship at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

LB Rueben Foster: 

Rueben Foster is an intriguing player at the linebacker position, with the ability to run sideline to sideline effortlessly and enforce the run, not to mention being a very capable player in coverage when needed. Foster is widely regarded as the most complete linebacker at the college level and will certainly be interesting to watch tonight.

CB Marlon Humphrey:

Humphrey is one of the most physical corners at the college level. Often seen as a great coverage DB, don’t underestimate his run-stopping ability. Humphrey is also one of the best athletes you’ll ever see; like his fellow teammate Rueben Foster, Humphrey can cover vast amounts of ground in very little time, and is a natural ball hawk.

DL Jonathan Allen:

Allen is a force to be reckoned with on Alabama’s defensive front. Touted as a top-5 talent in the country when it comes to defensive lineman. He’s constantly abusing offensive lineman and getting into the backfield and harassing QBs and RBs. Look for him tonight to try and get into Watson’s head early.

Clemson Tigers

 

WR Mike Williams:

Regarded as the best receiver in the upcoming NFL draft, Mike Williams provides one of the most complete bodies of work as a receiver that we’ve seen all year. He’s got fantastic hands matched with tremendous route running ability, all combined with great speed to make one truly great player. The matchup between Williams and Humphrey will be one for the ages.

RB Wayne Gallman:

Gallman is one of the great underrated backs in college football. People don’t ever talk about him when it comes to the top tier, when in reality, he’s right up there with the big boys. It’ll be interesting to see if he can put up big numbers against an Alabama front that has been nearly impenetrable all season.

LB Ben Boulware:

Boulware is one of the best all-around linebackers in the country. His pass-rushing ability matched with solid run defense makes him a force in the short game. Look for him to pressure Jalen Hurts and push the pocket tonight.

 

 

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