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2017 Draft Prospects to Watch: College Football Playoff Edition

These are the top prospects for the teams playing in today's playoff semifinal games.

NCAA Football: Michigan at Ohio State Joe Maiorana-USA TODAY Sports

So the Bowl Games that “matter” are full of future Green Bay Packers that Teddy T won’t draft. These four teams are as talented as any in the country, so without any further ado, here are some #good football players that y’all should hope the thirteen time world champion Green Bay Packers draft.

Washington vs Alabama - Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl - 3 pm EST ESPN

So Washington has a TON of intriguing prospects. Wide receivers John Ross and Dante Pettis are NFL guys, with Ross maybe possibly being WR1 in this class. He’s an electric playmaker. Darrell Daniels is another interesting guy at tight end. He’s more of a flex guy or a move tight end than a blocker, but there’s definitely a place for that. The Huskies’ D-Line is loaded as well. Elijah Qualls and Vita Vea are both wrecking balls inside and could be first round talents. Their corners Sidney Jones and Kevin King are also both very impressive and are Day 2 picks at the worst. Budda Baker is an excellent safety, but his height could hurt his evaluations.

We all know what type of talent Alabama brings to the table. Offensively, as far as the Packers are concerned, OJ Howard is where it starts and ends. Howard is an incredible athlete at the tight end position, and he’s been criminally underused by Alabama. He could be available in the late first for the Packers. Defensively the Crimson Tide is loaded as usual. Tim Williams and Ryan Anderson are quality EDGEs, Williams likely top 15. Reuben Foster is an unreal inside linebacker. He’ll be gone before Green Bay. Marlon Humphrey could be an option at corner late in the first. Jonathan Allen is also a stud, but he’ll be long gone before GB picks.

Ohio State vs Clemson - Playstation Fiesta Bowl - 7pm EST ESPN

Ohio State as usual is loaded with NFL talent, however they’re the youngest team in the country. Offensively Curtis Samuel is an exciting player who is a bit of a running back/wide receiver hybrid who is a dynamic athlete. He would be an exciting addition to the Packer offense. Pat Elflein and Billy Price are the center and right guard respectively and both would be nice depth additions for the Packers, at guard or center. Defensively the Buckeyes are very talented, and headlining the front seven is Raekwon McMillan, their stud inside linebacker. He’d be a good fit in the Packers’ scheme. In the secondary corners Gareon Conley and Marshon Lattimore are both like top 2 round picks. At safety Malik Hooker is a Pick 6 waiting to happen, and even though he’s mentioned that he’s coming back to Ohio State in 2017, a big playoff run could change that.

Clemson was so close to winning a national championship last year, and could be on their way to their second game versus Alabama in a year. Wayne Gallman could be a mid-round target for the Packers at running back. Artavis Scott could also be a slot option in the middle rounds. Jordan Leggett is a playmaker at tight end. Defensively Carlos Watkins is a terror along the defensive front. He’s a versatile player along the D-Line. Ben Boulware is the type of linebacker Thompson seems to like, limited athleticism but solid football instincts and #grit. Cordrea Tankersley is probably the best defender on the field for Clemson. He’s a top two round corner, likely better than Mackensie Alexander who was drafted in the 2nd round by the Vikings a year ago.