Who helped their draft stock in the College Football Playoff National Championship?

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By ESPN Rochester

College football has a new national champion after the LSU Tigers defeated the Clemson Tigers Monday in New Orleans. In a game loaded with NFL talent, many that will be available in the 2020 NFL Draft, who helped their draft stock with one final performance on the amateur level?

  • Joe Burrow - QB - LSU

It's not like his stock really would have moved even with a bad performance against Clemson. The Cincinnati Bengals will take him first overall in April regardless. But Burrow made the Bengals feel even better about having the Ohio native as their future quarterback.

Against a Clemson defense dripping with top-tier prospects, Burrow threw for 463 yards and five touchdowns. He also ran for another.

He outplayed the top 2021 quarterback prospect in Trevor Lawrence by a substantial margin.

  • Tee Higgins - WR - Clemson

Higgins is an early favorite for the Bills 22nd overall pick in the draft. He is a large target that can go up and get some incredibly tough passes in tight coverage but he is also fast and a great route runner.

That speed and run after the catch ability was on full display during a 36-yard reverse that went for a touchdown.

Higgins finished the game with 86 yards from scrimmage, cementing his place as a first round selection.

  • Justin Jefferson - WR - LSU

Jefferson may have played his way into becoming a Day 1 selection Monday.

Against a Clemson secondary that has three prospects who will be a first or second round pick, Jefferson finished the night with nine catches and 106 yards.

Jefferson is another wide receiver prospect that fits the mold of what the Bills need. A big, physical wide receiver without any real athletic limitations.

Not bad for someone 6'3. Not bad at all.

  • K'Lavon Chaisson - OLB - LSU

If the Bills want a pass-rusher that has unlimited potential, they should have been watching very closely to LSU's front seven.

K'Lavon Chaisson was at Trevor Lawrence's feet all game, showing off his incredibly explosive first step and power.

Buffalo could be looking for multiple pass-rushers this offseason depending on what happens with DE Shaq Lawson and DE Jerry Hughes.

Chaisson's ability to generate pressure within seconds could be enticing in the first round.

  • Patrick Queen - ILB - LSU

Queen's stock went up more than anyone in this game.

The inside linebacker was seen as a Day 3 pick this April before being the best defensive player on LSU against Clemson. A defense that has three potential first round picks in K'Lavon Chaisson, Grant Delpit, and Kristian Fulton.

Queen finished with eight tackles, a half of a sack, and and two tackles for a loss.

In an NFL that now requires linebackers to be more like safeties, Queen should fit the bill of a modern-day MIKE LB. He is one of the most explosive linebackers in the draft and while he is very raw, Monday showed what he could do against premier talent.

Front offices surely took notice of the product on the field at the Super Dome. For the Bills specifically those who shined for both LSU and Clemson will surely interest them in April.