Who helped their draft stock in the national championship?

January 14, 2020 - 1:13 am

College football has a new national champion after the LSU Tigers defeated the Clemson Tigers Monday in New Orleans. In a game loaded with NFL talent, many that will be available in the 2020 NFL Draft, who helped their draft stock with one final performance on the amateur level?

Stock Up:

LSU QB Joe Burrow

It's not like his stock really would have moved even with a bad performance against Clemson. The Cincinnati Bengals will take him first overall in April regardless. But Burrow made the Bengals feel even better about having the Ohio native as their future QB.

Against a Clemson defense dripping with top-tier prospects, Burrow threw for 463 yards and five touchdowns. He also ran for another.

He outplayed the top 2021 QB prospect in Trevor Lawrence by a substantial margin.

Clemson WR Tee Higgins

Higgins is an early favorite for the Bills 22nd overall pick in the draft. He is a large target that can go up and get some incredibly tough passes in tight coverage but he is also fast and a great route runner.

That speed and run after the catch ability was on full display during a 36-yard reverse that went for a touchdown.

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