Clemson offensive lineman Eric Mac Lain is in the midst of a highly-quotable preparation week, and he produced another notable opinion at College Football Playoff Media Day on Saturday morning.
Mac Lain told reporters he thinks Stanford’s do-it-all tailback, Christian McCaffrey, is hands-down the top player in the nation — better than Alabama star and Heisman Trophy-winner Derrick Henry.
“Christian McCaffrey is the best player in the country by far,” Mac Lain said, according to Campus Insiders.
This comes after Mac Lain openly questioned whether Alabama’s run defense had really been tested this season. The Tide have already faced the likes of Leonard Fournette, Nick Chubb and Jalen Hurd and still claim the nation’s top run defense in terms of yardage allowed (70.79 per game). The group has also allowed a minuscule 45 yards rushing over the last 10 quarters.
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