While the 2021 NFL Draft is still far off in the distance, players that will be drafted early are on the field now. Each week presents unique matchups for draft prospects and this week is no different. Here are NFL Draft prospects to watch in college football conference championship week.
1. Trevor Lawrence, QB, Clemson Tigers
Clemson avenged their only loss of the season with their victory over Notre Dame. The difference from the last time they played to this time was Trevor Lawrence, who missed the last game between the teams while going through COVID protocols. This time around, he passed for 322 yards and two touchdowns.
There wasn’t much more that Lawrence could do to improve his draft stock. He did step up when his team needed him to and now the Tigers will be prepping to play in the College Football Playoff. Lawrence should be the number one overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.
2. Chris Olave, WR, Ohio State Buckeyes
Olave was unable to play in the Big Ten Championship Game due to COVID.
3. Amon-Ra St. Brown, WR, USC Trojans
The Trojans came up short in the Pac-12 Championship Game against Oregon, which gave them their first loss of the season. They fell behind early and weren’t able to make the comeback. Amon-Ra St. Brown was featured in the offense, finishing the day with five catches for 74 yards and a touchdown.
In the game, St. Brown was able to demonstrate good route-running and big play-making. He is a part of a deep wide receiver class, but has made a name for himself. St. Brown should be selected in the middle rounds of the 2021 NFL Draft.
4. Kyle Trask, QB, Florida Gators
Florida gave Alabama a real test and put up some points in the SEC Championship, but fell just short. Kyle Trask would’ve needed a perfect game to help upset Alabama. While he had a great game, it wasn’t perfect. He finished the game with 408 passing yards and four total touchdowns.
After a fantastic season for Trask, he has generated some talk about him being drafted in the first round. That may be a little too much for his arm talent, but Trask has demonstrated that he is worthy of being selected in the 2021 NFL Draft and somewhat early. He should expect to be drafted on day two of the 2021 NFL Draft.
5. Elijah Mitchell, RB, Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns
The Sun Belt canceled their conference championship game due to a positive COVID test.
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