The LSU-Alabama game was a big treat for those excited for the 2020 NFL Draft. What can we take away from this game scouting-wise?
The LSU-Alabama game certainly lived up to the hype, with the LSU Tigers barely edging out the Crimson Tide 46-41. The Tigers built a 33-13 halftime lead and fought off a comeback attempt by Alabama to emerge victorious. While it was entertaining for college football, there was plenty to dissect in the game from a 2020 NFL Draft perspective, too.
With tons of future first round selections on the field and a bunch more, this game was a treat for draft fans and analysts alike. There is so much to break down in this game, but we will keep in shorter in this article. Here are seven scouting takeaways from the “game of the year”.
1. Burrow Plays Great Once Again
LSU quarterback Joe Burrow looked ready for the spotlight once again, dicing up the Alabama defense for 393 yards and three touchdowns. Burrow continued to look extremely poised in the pocket, maneuvering through pressure with ease and avoiding several sacks on the day.
He made great reads all afternoon and continued to look great down the field, especially on his first touchdown pass of the game to Ja’Marr Chase. Burrow also made plays on the ground, and ran an RPO run fake to perfection late in the game.
He did throw one pick that came back because of 12 men on the field, but overall, a great day that could put him into the first overall pick conversation.