The College Football Playoff national title game is loaded with NFL prospects -- and not just for the 2018 NFL draft. Alabama and Georgia are consistently among the best programs in recruiting high school talent and developing players into NFL prospects, and Monday night's game (8 ET, ESPN/WatchESPN) shows that.
We asked ESPN NFL draft experts Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay to break down the best Alabama and Georgia prospects for the upcoming draft, and they came up with a list of the top 12 players who could be picked before Day 3 of the draft right now. They added a few more to the list, too.
Remember: These scouting reports will change as the draft nears. There are a few underclassmen on this list, and they have until Jan. 15 to declare their intentions to enter the draft. The combine begins in late February, and the draft is April 26-28.
Here are the top prospects for the 2018 draft, in order of their early Scouts Inc. rankings (asterisk denotes the prospect has remaining college eligibility):