The bowl season gives fans and scouts alike a chance to analyze NFL Draft prospects against solid competition. The bowl season schedule allows all eyes to be on each game. Here are the NFL Draft prospects in the 2020 National Championship Game.
Clemson Tigers Draft Prospects
Isaiah Simmons, LB/S
Simmons has been a star for the Tigers over the last two seasons and is often times the best player on the field. In his career, he has 231 total tackles, 26.5 tackles for loss, 10 sacks, four interceptions and 18 passes defended. This year, Simmons has 97 total tackles, 14.5 tackles for loss, seven sacks, three interceptions and six passes defended.
At 6-foot-4 and 230 pounds, Simmons can do a lot for an NFL defense. He has played both linebacker and safety in his college career, giving him some much-desired versatility.
Projected Draft Range: Top 20 pick
Tee Higgins, WR
Higgins has been one of the biggest play-makers for Clemson the past few seasons. As a Tiger, Higgins has 132 receptions for 2,396 yards and 27 touchdowns. This season, Higgins has 56 receptions for 1,115 yards and 13 touchdowns.
He is 6-foot-4 and 215 pounds, which is great considering he is also athletic. Higgins is in contention to be a day one or two pick in the 2020 NFL Draft.
*Higgins is questionable for the game with a head injury.
Projected Draft Range: First round-second round
Other notable draft-eligible players: RB Travis Etienne, WR Diondre Overton, WR Amari Rogers, OT Tremayne Anchrum, OG/C John Simpson, OG/C Sean Pollard, OG/C Gage Cervenka, DT Jordan Williams, DT Nyles Pinckney, DT Xavier Kelly, Edge Justin Foster, LB Shaq Smith, CB A.J. Terrell, S K’Von Wallace, S Tanner Muse, S Denzel Johnson
LSU Tigers Draft Prospects
Joe Burrow, QB
Burrow has been the most-improved player in the country and took home the Heisman Trophy. For his college career, he has thrown for 8,389 yards, 73 touchdowns and 11 interceptions on 69.1 percent completion. In 2019, Burrow has thrown for 5,208 yards, 55 touchdowns and six interceptions on 77.6 percent completion.
He has the right size for an NFL quarterback prospect at 6-foot-4 and 216 pounds. Burrow should be the first quarterback selected in the 2020 NFL Draft.
Projected Draft Range: Top 10 pick
Grant Delpit, S
Delpit has been one of the best players in the country over the last three seasons. At LSU, Delpit has 193 tackles, eight interceptions and 24 passes defended. This season, Delpit has 59 total tackles, two interceptions and seven passes defended.
At 6-foot-3 and 203 pounds, Delpit has great size for an NFL safety. Although he has had a down season by his standards, Delpit will still be a first-round pick.
Projected Draft Range: First-round pick
Other notable draft-eligible players: RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire, WR Derek Dillon, WR Justin Jefferson, TE Stephen Sullivan, TE Jamal Pettigrew, TE Thaddeus Moss, OT Bradara Traore, OT Austin Deculus, OT Saahdiq Charles, OG/C Damien Lewis, OG/C Donavaughn Campbell, OG/C Lloyd Cushenberry, DT Rashard Lawrence, DT Brenden Fehoko, DT Tyler Shelvin, Edge Andre Anthony, Edge K’Lavon Chaisson, Edge Justin Thomas, LB Jacob Phillips, LB Patrick Queen, CB Kristian Fulton, S Jacobey Stevens, S Todd Harris
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