Greetings, Raider Nation! We have reached the end of the line for the College Football Playoffs and the season at large, as Alabama and Clemson will meet for the third time in four years to determine the National Champion. The Crimson Tide and the Tigers are 1-1 in their title game matchups as Deshaun Watson defeated Alabama but Kelly Bryant could not do the same. This year, Trevor Lawrence will get his shot at glory by taking down the Goliath of college football.
But Clemson is no David in this matchup. They are just as good as Alabama and have been all season long, with more future NFL Draft picks than you can shake a tiger’s paw at. Their defensive line alone has several first-round picks on it, and even the backups are NFL prospects.
The same goes for Alabama, as Tua Tagovailoa is considered the top QB prospect for next season should be come out after his junior year. The Tide have no fewer than three NFL running backs on their team right now, and probably an equal number of NFL receivers. Their offensive line also sports several top prospects including top LT Jonah Williams, who will be tested against the Clemson defensive ends.
This one’s for all the marbles, folks. The game will begin at 5PM on ESPN and on the entire ESPN family of networks live from Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara. Enjoy the game!