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LSU @ Alabama: NFL Factory Show [Open Thread]

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The second-ranked LSU Tigers travel to Tuscaloosa to play the number four team in the country, the Alabama Crimson Tide. This one figures to be a great matchup featuring a lot of highly-rated NFL prospects.

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The annual LSU-Alabama meeting has become one of the top matchups in college football every year, not only because of its importance in determining who wins the SEC and potentially a national championship, but also because of the slew of NFL talent on each team.

Tonight, some of the best NFL prospects on each team will not even be be draft eligible until after the end of the next college football season, as is the case for LSU phenom sophomore running back Leonard Fournette.

The game starts at 8PM ET (7 CT) on CBS.

Here are some of the top players to keep an eye on tonight, as far as the 2016 NFL draft is concerned (rankings from CBSSports.com)

  • Reggie Ragland: ILB, Alabama. Sr. (18th overall prospect)
  • Tre'Davious White: CB, LSU. Jr. (21st overall prospect)
  • Vadal Alexander: OG, LSU. Sr. (23rd overall prospect)
  • Jarran Reed: DT, Alabama. Sr. (31st overall prospect)
  • Derrick Henry: RB, Alabama. Jr. (38th overall prospect)
  • Kendell Beckwith: ILB, LSU. Jr. (52nd overall prospect)
  • O.J. Howard: TE, Alabama. Jr. (65th overall prospect)
  • Jonathan Allen: DE, Alabama. Jr. (67th overall prospect)
  • Jalen Mills: FS, LSU. Sr. (80th overall prospect)
  • Travin Dural: WR, LSU. redshirt Jr. (100th overall prospect)

This is now an open college football thread!