15 NFL draft prospects to watch in Monday’s National Championship

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Whenever their favorite team’s NFL season concludes, there is nothing for a diehard fan do except turn their sights to the upcoming NFL Draft.

Alabama is set to face Ohio State in the National Championship on Monday night, in what is a must-watch matchup for experts and fans alike wanting to get one last glimpse at some of the top prospects in college football. It’s fair to suggest no collegiate game this season will feature as many future NFL players as the season finale will.

Many names might already be known, like Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields or Alabama’s Heisman winning wide receiver DeVonta Smith, but there are plenty of lesser-known prospects in the game that will undoubtedly have their number called by an NFL team in April.

Using The Draft Network’s 2021 Big Board, let’s take a look at the top 15 NFL Draft prospects to watch for from these two historic college programs.

Justin Fields (QB) Ohio State, #3 Overall - Projected Round: Top 5 pick

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Jaylen Waddle (WR) Alabama, #7 Overall - Projected Round: Top 20 pick

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DeVonta Smith (WR) Alabama, #9 Overall - Projected Round: Top 20 pick

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Patrick Surtain II (CB) Alabama, #10 Overall - Projected Round: Top 20 pick

Najee Harris (RB) Alabama, #24 Overall - Projected Round: 1-2

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Wyatt Davis (IOL) Ohio State, #36 Overall - Projected Round: 2

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Dylan Moses (ILB) Alabama, #37 Overall - Projected Round: 2-3

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Josh Myers (IOL) Ohio State, #39 Overall - Projected Round: 2-3

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Alex Leatherwood (OT) Alabama, #40 Overall - Projected Round: 1-2

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Chris Olave (WR) Ohio State, #43 Overall - Projected Round: 2-3

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Landon Dickerson (IOL) Alabama, #55 Overall - Projected Round: 2-3

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Shaun Wade (CB) Ohio State, #57 Overall - Projected Round: 2-3

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Mac Jones (QB) Alabama, #65 Overall - Projected Round: 1-2

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Christian Barmore (DT) Alabama, #74 Overall - Projected Round: 2-3

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Pete Werner (LB) Ohio State, #91 Overall - Projected Round: 3-4

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