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2018 College National Championship, Clemson vs. Alabama: NFL Draft Prospects to watch

Many will be watching the Clemson Tigers battle the Alabama Crimson Tide, here are some players to keep an eye on...

NCAA Football: College Football Playoff Semifinal-Orange Bowl-Alabama vs Oklahoma Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

The college football championship game includes a ton of players that will be on the Steelers’ radar for the 2019 NFL draft. Here is a summary from the initial draft of our BTSC Big Board. Enjoy, and please feel free to file any objections to these initial values!

[FN] For those who don’t know, we organize the BTSC Big Board by a grade called “Highest Value”. An HV of 1:20 means the player is a reach for the Steelers at any point before Pick # 20 overall but good value at any point from the end of the 1st on. Getting that player in the early 2nd would be fine, while getting him at 2:12 would almost be a steal. Yes, this system results in a certain amount of grade inflation for positions of need because we are talking about the “highest” grade rather than where a player is expected to go; but it’s balanced by never, ever pushing a grade up because of need. Players with the same HV# are more-or-less equivalent so don’t sweat the order inside each grouping. Boards organized by HV are sorted within each grade by position: Defense, then Offense, inside to out.

Rounds are subdivided as follows:

* 1st Round grades: 1:01, 1:05, 1:10, 1:15, 1:20, or 1:25.

* 2nd & 3rd Round grades: Early (#:01), Mid (#:12), or Late (#:24).

* 4th to 7th Round grades: Early (#:01) or Late (#:16).