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LSU-Alabama features ridiculous amount of potential first round draft talent

LSU and Alabama annually feature some of the best talent in the country. Here’s a look at the top players in their huge Week 11 showdown, courtesy of three draft analysts.

Alabama Crimson Tide wide receiver Jerry Jeudy runs a route as quarterback Tua Tagovailoa makes the throw against the Oklahoma Sooners during the third quarter of the CFP Semifinal at the Orange Bowl at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. Photo by Douglas Jones/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

LSU and Alabama square off in what will likely be the biggest game of the 2019 college football regular season. We get No. 2 vs. No. 3 in the playoff rankings with the loser likely to miss out on the college football playoff. The Crimson Tide are a six-point home favorite and looking to continue a stretch of dominance against the Tigers.

Alabama is expected to get back Tua Tagovailoa from an ankle injury, and while there are concerns about how he looks, he remains a dangerous playmaker. He also is arguably the best prospect on the field in a game that features a ton of top talent. ESPN’s Todd McShay sees 24 draftable prospects in this game, but even just the top level potential first or second round talent is immense.

Both quarterback are looking like first round picks, and Tagovailoa rolls out with two potential first round pick wide receivers in Jerry Jeudy and Henry Ruggs III. Both teams bring a tremendous presence on defense as well. LSU’s secondary featuring safety Grant Delpit and cornerback Kristian Fulton, while Alabama’s front seven includes defensive tackle Raekwon Davis, edge rusher Terrell Lewis, and linebacker Dylan Moses. Tagovailoa and Joe Burrow could do some damage, but this could prove to be their biggest test of the season.

Here is a look at the top prospects in this game, with big boards courtesy of ESPN’s Mel Kiper and Todd McShay, and Bleacher Report’s Matt Miller. Kiper put together a top 25 ranking, while McShay and Miller posted top 32 rankings.

LSU-Alabama top draft prospects

Mel Kiper Todd McShay Matt Miller
Mel Kiper Todd McShay Matt Miller
Tua Tagovailoa, QB, Alabama (2) Tua Tagovailoa, QB, Alabama (1) Jerry Jeudy, WR, Alabama (2)
Jerry Jeudy, WR, Alabama (3) Jerry Jeudy, WR, Alabama (3) Tua Tagovailoa, QB, Alabama (3)
Joe Burrow, QB, LSU (6) Grant Delpit, S, LSU (4) Joe Burrow, QB, LSU (5)
Grant Delpit, S, LSU (9) Kristian Fulton, CB, LSU (11) Henry Ruggs III, WR, Alabama (8)
Henry Ruggs III, WR, Alabama (12) Henry Ruggs III, WR, Alabama (12) Grant Delpit, S, LSU (10)
Alex Leatherwood, OT, Alabama (13) Raekwon Davis, DT, Alabama (14) K'Lavon Chaisson, Edge, LSU (15)
Terrell Lewis, OLB, Alabama (15) Trevon Diggs, CB, Alabama (25) Raekwon Davis, DT, Alabama (20)
Kristian Fulton, CB, LSU (19) Terrell Lewis, OLB, Alabama (28) Dylan Moses, LB, Alabama (25)
N/A N/A Kristian Fulton, CB, LSU (26)
N/A N/A Terrell Lewis, OLB, Alabama (29)
N/A N/A Alex Leatherwood, OT, Alabama (30)