If you’re a football fan, whether it be college football, pro football or both, tonight is must-see TV. Alabama and LSU will battle in the BCS title game in New Orleans tonight in a game that will feature several future NFL players, including perhaps a handful of players who will be selected with 1st-round picks.
With the Vikings currently holding the #3 overall selection in April’s draft, tonight’s Alabama-LSU game also becomes must-see TV for Vikings fans.
Both Alabama and LSU boast CBs who will be worthy of Top 10 picks, with Dre Kirkpatrick suiting up in the crimson and white of Alabama and Morris Claiborne sporting the purple and yellow of LSU. Another player who may be selected in the Top 10 – not by the Vikings, though – is Alabama RB Trent Richardson. Alabama had another RB last year – Mark Ingram – taken in the 1st round, and it seems almost certain that Richardson will make it back-to-back years with a 1st-round RB for Alabama.
While it’s an impressive feat for Alabama’s offense to have back-to-back 1st-round RBs, there’s no question that the strength of both of these teams is defense. Claiborne and Kirkpatrick are the top prospects for each team, but each team also has two other defensive players who could go in the 1st round. LSU features a pair of talented defensive linemen in DE Sam Montgomery and DT Michael Brockers. Alabama, meanwhile, boasts S Mark Barron and OLB Courtney Upshaw.
These names might not be household to most Vikings fans. But that might not be the case after watching tonight’s BCS title game.
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