Tony Pauline of Sports Illustrated does a nice job of breaking down the NFL prospects to watch in tonight’s national championship game between Alabama and LSU.
Specifically for the Seahawks, here’s two players in two watch in tonight’s game, with a description provided by Pauline.
Alabama, Courtney Upshaw, DE-OLB (No. 41) -- The Tide's top pass-rusher is a playmaking machine who has NFL scouts excited. He's a powerful defender who lines up in a three-point stance or stands up over tackle. Upshaw defeats blocks to make plays behind the line of scrimmage and effectively defends the run. He projects as a one-gap defensive end in a four-man line or as an outside linebacker in a 3-4 alignment. 1st Round
LSU, Sam Montgomery, DE-OLB (No. 99)* -- Montgomery rebounded well from a knee injury that limited him to just five games last season. He's a dominant front seven player who displays a great combination of quickness and speed as well as the ability to makes plays in every direction on the field. Listed at 245 pounds, Montgomery works hard rushing the passer and defending the run. The red-shirt sophomore is likely to return to LSU for another season. 1st Round
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