One of the big ones. The Alabama Crimson Tide take on surprise entrant Ohio State Buckeyes. As one would expect in a game of this magnitude between teams of this caliber, both squads are chock full of NFL laden talent. Let's take a closer look at the prospects that could land in Big Blue this year. Let's start with Alabama's prospects first.
The best prospect, of course, is Alabama's Amari Cooper. At 6-foot-1, 210 pounds, he's bigger and slower than Odell Beckham Jr., but he runs equally good routes and can get great separation. Might not have the best catch radius in the world, but it's definitely above average. No real weaknesses to his game, just a #1 type receiver that will catch everything.
You've also got Landon Collins, the safety from Alabama. He's definitely a strong safety, in-the-box player but he has much better range than most box players so he can probably have the versatility to cover slot guys as well. T.J. Yeldon is an intriguing running back prospect that can be had on day 2. he's got a lot of wear and tear on his body however.
Some later round prospects include FB Jalston Fowler, who like Henry Hynoski, can do a bit of everything. You've also got linebacker Trey DePriest and lineman Brandon Ivory. Both are heavy, hard hitting, rugged players. You'll hear their names quite often.
On Ohio State's side, their best prospect is DT Michael Bennett, a round 1 3 technique that can provide a strong amount of push up the middle. Line him up next to former team mate Johnathan Hankins and watch the pocket inside disintegrate.
Doran Grant is a CB that has seen his stock rise as of late, pushing from a late round to possible day 2 selection because he sticks to his targets like glue. Finally, Jeff Heuerman is their TE. He's a mid round prosect who is more of a receiver than a blocker, but certainly isn't bad in that regard.
Teams: (1) Alabama vs. (4) Ohio State
Odds: ALA (-9)
Game Time: Thursday, Jan. 1, 8:15 p.m. EST