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A Look at the Future: Which Players In the BCS Championship Game to Keep an Eye On

Now that the Bengals' season is over, it's okay to start talking about the draft. Tonight, the two best teams in college football, the LSU Tigers and the Alabama Crimson Tide, go head-to-head in the Allstate BCS National Championship and with two first-round picks in the upcoming draft, it's a safe bet that at least one of the players we watch tonight could end up in stripes in 2012.

Here's a few players in the positions that the Bengals may look to upgrade or find depth in during the upcoming draft to keep an eye on tonight.

  • Trent Richardson - Alabama running back
  • Mark Barron - Alabama safety
  • Robert Lester - Alabama safety
  • Morris Claiborne - LSU cornerback
  • Dre Kirkpatrick - Alabama cornerback
  • De'Quan Menzie - Alabama cornerback
  • Courtney Upshaw - Alabama outside linebacker
  • Dont'a Hightower - Alabama inside linebacker
  • Ryan Baker - LSU inside linebacker
  • Michael Brockers - LSU defensive tackle
  • T-bob Hebert - LSU guard
  • Rueben Randle - LSU wide receiver