Alabama receivers vs. LSU secondary important 2020 NFL Draft matchup

Jerry Jeudy, 2020 NFL Draft (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
Jerry Jeudy, 2020 NFL Draft (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images) /

This matchup between Alabama wide receivers and the LSU secondary is filled with 2020 NFL Draft talent. This could be a big game for many key prospects.

On Saturday, Alabama and LSU will face off in the biggest college football game so far this season. This game not only has major college football implications, but it will also be filled with elite 2020 NFL draft prospects for us to keep an eye on.

Joe Burrow and Tua Tagovailoa will get a majority of the attention in this game and for good reason. They are currently the top two quarterbacks in the 2020 NFL draft class and serious Heisman Trophy contenders. Both Burrow and Tagovailoa have an opportunity to raise their already high stocks in this big-time matchup.

There are many important 2020 NFL draft prospects to keep an eye on in this game, but the Alabama wide receivers against the LSU defensive backs is the specific matchup that I will be watching.

Alabama has far-and-away the best group of wide receivers in all of college football. Jerry Jeudy and Henry Ruggs III are both potential top ten picks who have massive upside going forward. That being said, neither player is even the leading receiver on this Alabama team. That player would be Devonta Smith, whose 43 receptions for 721 yards and nine touchdowns leads the way for the Crimson Tide this season.

Between the natural playmaking ability of Jeudy, the raw speed of Ruggs and the great production from Smith, Alabama is loaded at the wide receiver position. It is going to be extremely interesting to see how these Alabama receivers in this game, as they take on the equally loaded LSU secondary.

LSU is led on defense by safety Grant Delpit, who is another potential top-ten prospect in the 2020 NFL Draft. Delpit is a ranging playmaker at the safety position, who makes an impact in-the-box, in man coverage and even as a deep safety at times.

On top of having the best safety in college football, LSU also has the best cornerback duo in the game. Kristian Fulton is a likely first-round selection in the 2020 NFL Draft and he will be a tough test for Alabama’s receivers. However, Fulton is not even the best cornerback on the LSU roster. That would be freshman cornerback Derek Stingley Jr.

Stingley has proven to be a tremendous asset for LSU at the cornerback position, showing elite man-to-man coverage traits. He is extremely quick and athletic on the outside and shows elite natural ball skills for a defensive player. Stingley is a fantastic natural playmaker who is a defensive superstar in the making. He obviously is not eligible for the 2020 NFL Draft, but Stingley is one of the best cornerbacks in college football.

It is going to be fun to see what Stingley can do against these Alabama receivers on Saturday. Will Jeudy and company abuse the freshman or will he step up and play well against this talented group of playmakers?

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This is the most anticipated game of the college football season and there will be an incredible amount of talent on the field. Make sure to check this one out to see some of the best 2020 NFL draft prospects in action against top-tier talent.