20 Prospects the Eagles must scout from College Football Playoff

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The Eagles scouting team should pay close attention to the College Football Playoff.

Without question, this is the best time of the year. College football’s bowl season is underway. The NFL nears its postseason (and the Philadelphia Eagles are still in the mix for a spot), and now that the NCAA has its College Football Playoff, the energy level of football fans is through the roof.

The Alabama Crimson Tide, the Michigan Wolverines, the Georgia Bulldogs, and the Cincinnati Bearcats all have their sights set on glory. If the Eagles’ scouting department is smart, they’ll be watching, and even though they frustrate us from time to time we believe that they are smart. We believe that they’ll be keeping an eye on what’s going on.

Say what you want about Cincinnati. Sure, they’re heading into a buzzsaw. They’ll be massive underdogs versus The Tide, but they’ve proven that they deserve their shot. All of these teams have. They’re here because they’re loaded.

If the Eagles are looking for future stars, examining the talent on these four programs’ rosters is a good place to find some. Here’s an attempt to help out. Here are 20 prospects worth watching during the College Football Playoff, five from each team as well as a few very honorable mentions.