Kiper & McShay: The best NFL prospects in Clemson-Alabama title game

Outland Trophy winner Quinnen Williams thinks he'd be the highest-rated Alabama player (0:38)

Outland Trophy winner Quinnen Williams thinks he'd be the highest-rated Alabama player in the NCAA Football video game. "I'd get like a 98. Tua would be a 97, just cuz he's slow. His speed would hurt him." Video by Dave Wilson (0:38)

The Alabama Crimson Tide and Clemson Tigers meet again on Monday night (8 ET, ESPN/WatchESPN) in the College Football Playoff national title game, and some of the best talent to hit the stage in April's NFL draft will be on full display.

We asked ESPN NFL draft experts Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay to break down the best Alabama and Clemson prospects for the upcoming draft.

Remember: These scouting reports will change as the draft nears. A few underclassmen are on this list, and they have until Jan. 14 to declare their intentions to enter the draft. The combine begins in late February, and the draft is April 25-27.

Here are the top prospects for the 2019 draft, organized by early draft projections (asterisk denotes the prospect has remaining college eligibility):


Quinnen Williams, DT, Alabama*

Williams has high-level first-step quickness and strength to advance the pass rush while engaged. The third-year sophomore has dominated some really good offensive linemen this season with his violent hands, and his best performances have been in the biggest games. He was torching the Oklahoma line -- which I think is the best in the nation -- in the semifinal before he reinjured his hand. In 14 games, the 6-foot-4, 295-pound anchor has 18 tackles for loss and eight sacks along with 12 quarterback hurries. He's likely a top-five pick come April, and he very well could end up being the first player off the board. -- McShay