Dolphins, Bills GMs Reportedly Among Execs to Scout LSU vs. Alabama in Person

Tyler Conway@jtylerconwayFeatured ColumnistNovember 10, 2019

ORCHARD PARK, NY - OCTOBER 20:  Buffalo Bills general manager Brandon Beane on the field before a game against the Miami Dolphins at New Era Field on October 20, 2019 in Orchard Park, New York.  Buffalo beats Miami 31 to 21. (Photo by Timothy T Ludwig/Getty Images)
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Buffalo Bills general manager Brandon Beane and Miami Dolphins general manager Chris Grier were among the contingent of NFL executives at Saturday's LSU-Alabama game.

ESPN's Adam Schefter reported there were 17 teams, with a total of 25 representatives, at the contest featuring arguably the nation's two most talented teams.

Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa has long been the presumed No. 1 overall pick and a potential target of the Dolphins, who have jettisoned nearly every impactful player from their roster in pursuit of a rebuild. LSU quarterback and Heisman frontrunner Joe Burrow has entered the fray at the top of the draft during a sensational season few saw coming.

Oregon's Justin Herbert and Georgia's Jake Fromm are also considered among the potential first-round picks at the position.

Burrow out-dueled a hobbling Tagovailoa on Saturday, leading LSU to a 46-41 win in Tuscaloosa. He accounted for 457 total yards (393 passing, 64 rushing) and three touchdowns, while Tagovailoa threw for 418 yards and four touchdowns while playing with a noticeable limp.

Of course, teams in attendance were there for far more than the quarterback play. Alabama wideouts Jerry Jeudy and Henry Ruggs III are considered first-round picks, and cornerbacks Xavier McKinney and Trevon Diggs, linebacker Dylan Moses and defensive lineman Raekwon Davis each have a chance to hear their name called on the first night.

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Aside from Burrow, LSU has safety Grant Delpit, cornerback Kristian Fulton, receiver Justin Jefferson and pass rushing specialist K'Lavon Chaisson who could come off the board in Round 1. 

The latest episode of Stick to Football is live, discussing LSU vs. Alabama, Joe Burrow's rise and so much more from the weekend: