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It's no secret that No. 1 Alabama and No. 2 Clemson are most likely the two best teams the country, but the pro-caliber talent lining up on either end of Monday's 2019 College Football Playoff National Championship could be historic.
That's because we could be looking at more than 20 potential future 2019 NFL Draft selections playing in the same game – and that's just for the 2019 Draft class. And it's not just quantity either, considering talents like Alabama DT Quinnen Williams, Alabama OT Jonah Williams and Clemson DE Clelin Ferrell could come off the board in the first 10 overall picks.
Seeing too many complaints about Clemson-Alabama 4.0— Pick Six Previews (@PickSixPreviews) January 6, 2019
Two best teams facing off for a title -- and likely the two best teams in the entire Playoff era.
Could set a record for most NFL draft picks in a game
We'll look back on this mini-era and view this 4.0 as the pinnacle
In fact, these two teams are so loaded and so young, each one's starting quarterback has the potential to go No. 1 overall in the 2020 and 2021 NFL Draft. Neither Alabama's starting sophomore QB, Tua Tagovailoa nor Clemson's freshman starting QB, Trevor Lawrence has ever lost a game they've played in at the collegiate level.
QBs Tua Tagovailoa & Trevor Lawrence could project as top picks in the 2020 & 2021 #NFL Draft...Went to the film here to break down their pro traits, player comps & more. (E+) #Alabama #Clemson https://t.co/sc4DmvSga4— Matt Bowen (@MattBowen41) January 4, 2019
Throw in some more veteran names like Alabama safety Deionte Thompson, Clemson DT Christian Wilkins, and Clemson DT Dexter Lawrence, and we could also be looking at as many as six Clemson and Alabama players coming off the board in the first round.
If Lawrence, Wilkins, and Ferrell go on to be selected in the first round, that means Tagovailoa and Alabama's offense will have already faced a defensive line comprised of three NFL-ready, first-round talents in a collegiate game.
There's no doubt Monday night's title game will be a heavyweight bout, so don't forget to keep your eyes peeled for a potential record-breaking number of pros to face off with another for the CFP crown.
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