BCS Championship 2013: Power Ranking Alabama's Best Draft Prospects
Eddie Lacy might have a big decision to make regarding his NFL draft status after the BCS title game.
The junior running back was the unquestioned star of the Alabama Crimson Tide's 42-14 demolition of Notre Dame. Lacy carried the ball 20 times for 140 yards and a touchdown.
He has yet to make a decision, but should Lacy enter the 2013 draft, he'll immediately become the top running back on the board.
On one hand is the Heisman Trophy, and on the other is the contract worth millions that Lacy could sign upon being drafted. This is the conundrum facing Lacy in the coming days and weeks.
With the Tide's immense talent, he isn't the only NFL-ready prospect.
Here are Alabama's three best players who will likely have their name announced in April.
1. Dee Milliner, CB
With the emergence of the passing game in the NFL, cornerbacks are becoming an increasingly coveted commodity.
For the second season in a row, the Crimson Tide could see another fantastic corner go in the first round of the draft.
Last year it was Dre Kirkpatrick going with the 17th overall pick. Dee Milliner could go even higher, as CBS Sports ranks him as the best cornerback prospect in the draft.
While he might not have elite speed, Milliner has the size and physicality to bump receivers at the line. There's also probably not another better ball hawk in the entire country.
Milliner only had one season of starting at the college level, but there's no doubt he has what it takes become a great corner in the NFL.
2. Chance Warmack, OG
Offensive guards don't often go too high in the draft, but in the case of Chance Warmack, he could crack the top 15 picks.
Barrett Jones has gotten quite a bit of attention from college football fans, but it's Warmack who could have the highest ceiling in the NFL.
Lost in Lacy and freshman T.J. Yeldon's fantastic performances on the ground is the play of Warmack, opening up holes for the running game. Those two would have done well, but they had plenty of help from the Tide's interior line, Warmack included.
He's a big guy, but Warmack has enough athleticism to avoid getting beaten by faster defensive linemen and linebackers at the next level.
3. Jesse Williams, DT
Jesse Williams is your prototypical space-eating defensive tackle.
Unlike some other talented tackles, the 320-pounder won't be able to get much pressure on a quarterback, but he'll be a nightmare when running backs try to run up the middle.
Williams also has the ability to occupy interior linemen, thus allowing linebackers and defensive ends to come off the edge and rush the passer.
His lack of enough athletic skills will likely make him slip down draft boards. Still, Williams won't get past the first round.
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