LSU vs. Georgia SEC Championship: 5 2020 NFL Draft prospects to watch

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Highlighting the top 2020 NFL Draft prospects to watch in the SEC Championship Game between LSU and Georgia.

On Saturday afternoon, the second-ranked LSU Tigers will take on the fourth-ranked Georgia Bulldogs in the SEC Championship Game. These are two incredibly talented teams with a ton of 2020 NFL Draft talent on both sides of the ball.

Instead of a standard preview of the game, we are going to focus on the top 2020 NFL draft prospect to keep an eye on in this game. Up first, let’s talk about the likely first overall pick, LSU quarterback Joe Burrow.

Joe Burrow, QB, LSU

Burrow has been the best quarterback in college football this season, completing an incredible 78.3 percent of his passes for 4,366 yards, 44 touchdowns and only six interceptions. He is the clear favorite to win the Heisman trophy and if the 2020 NFL draft order holds true, he will likely be the first pick.

Burrow shows impressive pocket presence and mobility inside of the pocket. He feels pressure well and does a great job of escaping the pressure and keeping his eyes upfield. Most importantly, Burrow is an incredibly accurate passer who can hit throws on any level of the field. He is a precise passer who can hit small windows with velocity and does a great job of putting the proper touch on the ball down the field.

As great as Burrow has been this season, he has yet to face a defense as good as Georgia. The Bulldogs have the second-ranked scoring defense in the nation, allowing only 10.4 points per game. If Burrow puts up a strong performance against this defense, it will only cement him as the likely top pick in the 2020 NFL Draft.