The NCAA football championship is tonight. Alabama takes on Ohio State. There will be plenty of talent on the field that will be of interest in the upcoming 2021 NFL draft. Especially Alabama cornerback Patrick Surtain, who is among the early favorites in Cowboys mock drafts.
Here are some players to watch tonight from Pro Football Talk besides the quarterbacks/running backs/wide receivers who are probably not a priority in the Cowboys draft plans.
Patrick Surtain II, CB, Alabama: The son of a three-time Pro Bowl cornerback, Surtain II may be even more impressive athletically than his father. He’s outstanding in coverage and will be a thorn in Fields’ side tonight.
Christian Barmore, DL, Alabama: Barmore was one of the best players on the field in Alabama’s semifinal win over Notre Dame, and Ohio State needs its offensive line to keep him off Fields tonight.
Alex Leatherwood, LT, Alabama: The 6-foot-6, 312-pound Leatherwood is strong as a run blocker and improving as a pass blocker, with the Notre Dame game being perhaps his best yet.
Wyatt Davis, G, Ohio State: The grandson of Pro Football Hall of Famer Willie Davis, Wyatt Davis initially planned to opt out of the 2020 season but later decided to play and was a leader on the Buckeyes’ offensive line.