Michigan vs Alabama: Top 3 NFL Draft prospects to watch in the Rose Bowl

Breaking down some of the top NFL draft prospects in the Rose Bowl between Michigan and Alabama.

The Rose Bowl | San Gabriel Mountains | Pasadena, California
The Rose Bowl | San Gabriel Mountains | Pasadena, California / David McNew/GettyImages
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Jermaine Burton | Alabama
Jermaine Burton | Alabama / Tim Warner/GettyImages

2. Jermaine Burton | WR | Alabama

Another key prospect to keep an eye on in this matchup of college football blue bloods is Jermaine Burton.  The senior wideout and Georgia Bulldogs transfer is not only an important target for teammate Jalen Milroe, but also an emotional leader for the Alabama offense.

According to ESPN, checking in as the 13th best wide receiver and 83rd overall prospect for the upcoming NFL Draft, Burton is a physical receiver with strong hands who revels in making the tough catch either over the middle of the field or along the sidelines.  In addition, when he makes a big catch or strings a few grabs together on a series, he feels the moment, and lets everyone know about it.  As a result, I believe that Burton’s offensive teammates feed off that energy. 

Thus, it’ll be fascinating to see how Burton and his fellow flanker Isaiah Bond (expect Bond to be a top NFL prospect come next season) perform against an elite Wolverines’s secondary that includes Mike Sainristil.