Is Bama more talented than LSU?

Todd McShay and Mel Kiper break down Bama-LSU, and note rising NFL stock

Updated: September 3, 2012, 4:32 PM ET
By Mel Kiper & Todd McShay | ESPN Insider
C.J. MosleyMatthew Emmons/US PresswireDid a flood of NFL departures cause people to forget how much talent Bama had left?

Each week during the college football season, Mel Kiper and Todd McShay kick off the week by settling a debate, then will look at emerging NFL prospects and look ahead to next week.

The discussion: The Tigers are hyped, but after this dominating performance, should we believe Alabama is more talented than LSU?

Todd McShay: Alabama held a noticeable advantage over LSU last season when it came to NFL prospects, because so many of its top players were third-, fourth- and fifth-year guys. But in reality there wasn't much of a difference in overall talent levels between the two teams -- the Crimson Tide just had more experienced talent than the Tigers.