As bad as the BCS National Championship Game was, it's easy to understand why some people immediately started thinking toward the NFL draft—especially as Alabama players gave viewers constant reminders that they have the talent to play on Sundays.
Dee Milliner, Jesse Williams, Chance Warmack and Barrett Jones are all first-rounders for the Crimson Tide, while Manti Te'o should hold his position even after his disappointing performance.
Before the mock, the usual disclaimers: This is not a prediction of what will happen in April. That would be nonsense. Countless trades, free-agency signings, veteran cuts and front-office upheaval are going to change the landscape of everything here.
On top of that, the order isn't even set yet. That won't happen until the Super Bowl winner slides into the 32nd spot and some coins are flipped at the NFL combine.
So, what is this? It's an exercise in examining what the draft board could look like if it happened today and what the needs of these teams are.
With the BCS crystal ball in the hands of Alabama, let's dust off ours to see what NFL teams might be looking for in the draft.