6 players in national championship game you could see in the NFL

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Roquan Smith, linebacker, Georgia: He’s quick, powerful and always seems aware of where the ball is. Minkah Fitzpatrick, defensive back, Alabama: He’s listed as a strong safety, but has logged time at free safety, cornerback and even linebacker in some packages. Calvin Ridley, wide receiver, Alabama: While no other Tide receiver had more than 16 catches, Ridley had 59 for 935 yards. Sony Michel, running back, Georgia: A threat is open space and pass game. Da’Ron Payne, defensive lineman, Alabama: Th

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Georgia and Alabama are loaded with NFL-caliber talent.

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Kirby Smart has assembled a defense at Georgia reminiscent of his old Alabama teams. Nick Saban’s group, as usual, is stocked with five stars and future first round picks.

Georgia and Alabama square off Monday, Jan. 8, at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta to decide the College Football Playoff champion.

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Workers place signage on a hotel announcing the NCAA national championship football game, Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018, in Atlanta. Alabama and Georgia won their College Football Playoff semifinals on Monday and will meet in the national championship next week in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Mike Stewart)

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Workers place signage on a hotel announcing the NCAA national championship football game, Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018, in Atlanta. Alabama and Georgia won their College Football Playoff semifinals on Monday and will meet in the national championship next week in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Mike Stewart)

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Workers place signage on a hotel announcing the NCAA national championship football game, Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018, in Atlanta. Alabama and Georgia won their College Football Playoff semifinals on Monday and will meet in the national championship next week in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Mike Stewart)

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These are six names you hear plenty of Monday, and on Sundays to come.

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