BCS Championship Preview: Alabama vs LSU

LSU’s Prospects

CB Morris Claiborne (Scouting Report)
Claiborne shockingly doesn’t get a lot of media coverage as his counterpart Mathieu tends to steal the spotlight. Spotlight or no, Claiborne is certainly the best cover corner on his team, although he does struggle in press against super-quick receivers. Claiborne won’t make it out of the Top 10.

CB Tyrann Mathieu
Not draft-eligible in 2012, the “Honey Badger” will certainly be a Top 3 cornerback prospect for the 2013 NFL Draft. Physicality, coverage, and punt-return skills are all above-average. Size will be the only stumbling block to being a Top 12 pick.

SS Brandon Taylor
Taylor, much like his Alabama counterpart Mark Barron, is a great in-the-box safety that also makes plays in the passing game. Not overly fast, Taylor makes good reads and trusts his instincts.

WR Reuben Randle
Good size (6’4″, 210lbs) and deep speed make Randle an option inside the Top 100. If he can continue to develop other aspects of his game, he could be a real threat in the NFL.

WR Russell Shepard
Shepard is super-athletic and quite fast, but he is raw as a receiver. We see him as more of a developmental 3rd day guy after transitioning from the quarterback position.

DE Sam Montgomery
Montgomery has stated that he will return to school in 2012 despite having a great season. He will be a 1st-round pick in either the 2013 or 2014 NFL Draft.

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Tags: 2012 NFL Draft, Bowl Game, Don'ta Hightower, Mark Barron, Morris Claiborne, Robert Lester

10 Responses to “BCS Championship Preview: Alabama vs LSU”

  1. TD says:

    Heard a few pundits say Okla St has a claim to #2 spot, but from what I have seen a couple of times is a team with one elite talent (Blackmon) and an up and down QB.

  2. qwerty says:

    LSU has the more tougher schedule than anyone. Amazing that they are undefeated. Except for Alabama, they really trounced the very talented top 10 opposition they played. They deserve to be number one. This is easily the most clear 1 and 2 teams in a long time. Both teams are loaded with talent. Nothing will diminish LSU’s spectacular season this year.

  3. TD says:

    This should be a great game, both teams have elite players at top skill positions: RB, WR, LB, DL, CB, S. These 2 teams are factories for spitting out top NFL players every year. If I remember correctly, the difference last game was the Bama kicker had a bad day.

  4. TD says:

    I think Randle at WR would be a good addition, but ever since the bomb that was Chad Jackson, BB is leery about taking a WR in first 2 rounds. Josh McDaniels could help at evaluating WR’s that could make it in our offensive system; he brought Denver WR’s Thomas & Decker.

  5. asap says:

    Would love to see us grab randl, think he’s undervalued by bad quarterback play. One of those bama defenders would be great too. We need players that play fast and can tackle.

  6. Rockdog says:

    Almost hoping that Lester doesn’t have a great game so Pats can get their hands on him at #32 (after winning another SB).

  7. Dave says:

    would love to see the pats get rueben randle. I think he’s the missing piece to this offense he makes plays downfield and is a true deep threat.

  8. PatriotsDraftGuru says:

    Please draft Hightower and of the Alabama safeties. Would love to see either Lester or Barron in the Patriots backfield.

    • TD says:

      Hightower will be long gone, he won’t last past the J-E-T-S, losers, losers, losers!

      Probably will have a shot at one or both safties. Maize could be a good pickup; quick, decent hands and major return ability.

    • cc says:

      True, I think Hightower will be gone as well by the Jets #



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