The 2018 edition of the College Football Playoff is officially in full swing, and it looks like there are some of the top players available on the market.
Here’s a look at the top five picks for the College Championship.
Alabama’s Jake Butt The Alabama linebacker has been an early-round pick for years and has been considered the best linebacker prospect since he was a junior at Alabama.
But Butt has emerged as a consensus top 10 pick over the last two seasons, with the consensus top 25 projected to be a combination of him and Jashon Robertson.
He could be a top five pick in the 2017 NFL Draft.
Tennessee’s Corey Davis The defensive end is considered the top pass-rusher in the class, and has a good chance to be drafted in the first round.
He’s a four-star prospect from a top 10 class, but has fallen down in the rankings since then, which is probably the reason he’s been overlooked by teams that are interested in him.
Notre Dame’s DeForest Buckner This junior is one of the nation’s best linebackers, and his size and athleticism is ideal for the position.
His combination of size and speed could be very valuable for a defense that is struggling right now.
Georgia’s Trevon Duval The Georgia defensive end was a consensus first-team All-American last season and was considered the second-best player in the draft.
Duval is also a three-star recruit and could be in the top 10 by the time the NFL draft rolls around.
Ohio State’s Jabrill Peppers The Michigan State cornerback has the size to be one of this year’s best corners, and he could be the best player on this draft class.
He has a chance to go in the second round, but he may not have the best opportunity to be selected if he falls.
Miami’s Christian McCaffrey The Florida defensive end could be an early first-round talent, and the Hurricanes have a ton of options at defensive end.
He might not have a lot of value for the Hurricanes, but his combination of physicality and size could be valuable to a team looking for an edge rusher in the middle rounds.
Florida State’s Jalen Tabor The Alabama defensive end and a consensus All-America candidate last season, he could easily be the third-best defensive end in the 2018 draft.
His athleticism could also be very useful for a team that struggles to stop the run.
Texas A&M’s Kevin Dodd The Alabama offensive tackle has the kind of size to make an impact at tackle and could make a team look very strong in the SEC West.
He was a unanimous first-teamer for the Heisman Trophy last season.
Ohio St.’s Joshua Dobbs The Ohio State linebacker could be another high first-rounder on this list, and could potentially become the top player in this class.
His size could also become very valuable if he plays in the NFL, which would make him a top three pick.
Georgia Tech’s Malik Hooker The Florida safety could become a top player if he develops into an All-SEC performer, but the Bulldogs don’t have a star at safety that could make him an immediate impact.
Oklahoma State’s Marcus Maye The Clemson defensive end had a very good season last year, but a lot can change between now and then in the college football world.
He still has a long way to go to become an impact player for Clemson, and is still considered a four or five-star player.
Auburn’s Christian Wilkins The Florida wide receiver is one player to watch, but it’s hard to see him becoming a top pick this year.
He is also one of those players that has a lot to prove and may not be able to live up to expectations at this point in his career.
TCU’s Austin Seferian-Jenkins The Miami running back has the speed and explosiveness to be the most dynamic player in 2018.
He may be a four to five-stars prospect by the draft, but could still be a first-day or second-day selection if he ends up at quarterback.
Tennessee State’s D’Angelo Russell The Alabama wide receiver has the physical traits to be an elite receiver, but might not be a true standout.
He needs to be able work on his footwork to be better, and needs to improve his tackling skills to be as good as he was at Tennessee.
Louisville’s Elijah Hood Louisville defensive end Elijah Hood could be one or two of the biggest offensive talents in this year ‘s draft.
He had an incredible season last season at Louisville, leading the conference in tackles for loss and sacks.
His physicality could also make him valuable as a pass-rush player.
UCLA’s Mike Davis The UCLA linebacker is a three to four-stars recruit, but will be the first pick on