It may not have been quite as dramatic as Chris Davis' game-winning touchdown return last year, but Alabama's 55-44 win more than lived up to its hype, boasting four lead-changes and unbelievable performances from two of the most gifted receivers in all of college football.
Quarterbacks Marcus Mariota and Jameis Winston may be the headliners but a strong class of defensive linemen could prove the real story of the 2015 NFL draft. With the NFL and NCAA seasons under way, Senior Analyst Rob Rang projects what may happen in the first round.
Though he's just a junior, Alabama's Amari Cooper is already well-known by NFL scouts. After a strong performance against the Crimson Tide, West Virginia's Kevin White is catching their attention, as well.
Sure, there is a whole season of NFL and college football action left to determine what will happen in the 2015 draft, but given a projected selection order (including a Super Bowl XLVIII rematch), here is how NFLDraftScout.com Senior Analyst Rob Rang envisions the first 32 picks going.