Five NFL clubs set to scout SEC Championship Game


Which college games will NFL clubs send scouts to this weekend? College Football 24/7 brings you a glimpse at the teams that are credentialed to scout the SEC and ACC Championship games.

Alabama vs. Florida (SEC Championship Game)

Three top players: Alabama (RB Derrick Henry, DL Jarran Reed, DL A'Shawn Robinson); Florida (CB Vernon Hargreaves, DE Jon Bullard, DB Marcus Maye)

Matchup to watch: Bullard will match up as a pass rusher against one of the top young tackles in the college game -- Alabama's Cam Robinson. It's been an up-and-down season for Robinson, a sophomore, though he's played some of his best football lately. Bullard, a senior, leads the Gators with 15.5 tackles for loss.

Clemson vs. North Carolina (ACC Championship Game)

Three top players: Clemson (QB Deshaun Watson, DE Shaq Lawson, WR Artavis Scott); North Carolina (OL Landon Turner, OL Caleb Peterson, RB Elijah Hood)

Matchup to watch: In a game featuring two dual-threat quarterbacks that can move the chains on scrambles or extend pass plays outside the pocket, this could be a high-scoring affair and a stiff test for both secondaries. Clemson DBs Jayron Kearse and Cordrea Tankersley are two to watch.

Texas at Baylor

Three top players: Texas (DB Duke Thomas, DL Hassan Ridgeway, DB Dylan Haines); Baylor (OL Spencer Drango, DL Andrew Billings, CB Xavien Howard).

Matchup to watch: The Texas defense will need to be far more prepared for the hurry-up, no-huddle style of the Bears than it was when it was dismantled by TCU's fast-paced attack earlier this season. Thomas is the Longhorns' top cover man, so he'll spend the day doing what he can to contain explosive playmakers like Corey Coleman and KD Cannon. He'll need a lot of help from the UT pass rush to have any chance.

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