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Players to watch during the College Playoffs

One left game in the NFL season, which means it's time to start scouting the 2016 draft prospects.

Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

It's New Years Eve and the College Playoff Semifinals begin today. Here is a list of players to watch that specifically cater to the Chargers needs in the upcoming 2016 NFL Draft. Included are the Projected Rounds each player is expected to go in. Not every player has officially declared yet but most are pretty good bets to declare once their seasons are officially over.

Orange Bowl: (4)Oklahoma vs (1)Clemson:


WR Sterling Shepard: Projected Round 2-3

DB Zack Sanchez: Projected Round 2-3

LB Eric Striker: Projected Round 3-4

DE Charles Tapper: Projected Round 4-5


DE Shaq Lawson: Projected Round 1

CB Mackensie Alexander: Projected Round 1

S Jayron Kearse: Projected Round 1-2

TE Jordan Leggett: Projected Round 2-3

Cotton Bowl: (3)Michigan St vs (2)Alabama:

Michigan St:

DE Shilique Calhoun: Projected Round 1

LT Jack Conklin: Projected Round 1

Jack Allen: Projected Round 4-5

WR Aaron Burbridge: Projected Round 3-4


DE A'Shawn Robinson: Projected Round 1

ILB Reggie Ragland: Projected Round 1

DT Jarran Reed: Projected Round 1-2

OLB Jonathan Allen: Projected Round 1-2

TE OJ Howard: Projected Round 2-3

C Ryan Kelly: Projected Round 4-5

Prospects can't be judged on a single game basis but it's a good start to begin to formulate an opinion on how they do, especially in big game situations like they'll be in today.