Shaq Lawson is expected to play Monday night

This is some great news!

Shaq Lawson has not been 100 percent going into Monday night's National Championship Game, but it looks like he has been cleared by the medical staff and coach Dabo Swinney to play.

The defensive end has been a huge part of Clemson's dominant defense and even if he isn't 100 percent there, he's a body that Alabama's offensive line will have to account for in the game. Lawson has 22.5 tackles for loss and 10.5 sacks on the year coming into the game.