The Bachelorette's Clay Harbor really got to know his fellow bachelors while filming Season 14, and he has a good idea who might be the best match for Becca Kufrin.

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Clay, a 30-year-old professional football player from Chicago, IL, had to eliminate himself from The Bachelorette competition on Monday night's broadcast after injuring his wrist in a football game during what was supposed to be a playful group date.

Clay desperately wanted to continue fighting for Becca's heart on the show because he considered the Minnesota publicist a "rare find," but doctors advised him to undergo immediate surgery in order to continue and sustain his career in the NFL.

Clay seemed to really care about Becca and only want what's best for her, so how did he handicap the remaining Season 14 competition?

During a Tuesday appearance on NFL Network's Good Morning Football show, Clay was asked to name frontrunners for Becca's heart -- or at least guys he believes viewers should keep an eye on.

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"So if the guys were NFL franchises, the Patriots are always the favorite, so I'll go with [Colton Underwood] is the Patriots," Clay explained.

"Then you've got the Eagles, a defending champion... I'd say 'the horse guy,' [Blake Horstmann]. He's the Eagles, a team that is up and coming and has a good chance to win."

And then Clay named Garrett Yrigoyen another standout suitor.

"Then you've got an up and coming Jaguars team, who is Garrett. Garrett might surprise some people. So those are my three picks and if I was looking at it from the outside in," Clay explained.

He also noted Lincoln Adim was "a character" and pretty "hilarious."

Clay revealed he has stayed in touch with many bachelors from Becca's season, which filmed several months ago.
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"All the guys, we all have a big group text... I actually hung out with a few of those guys after the show. So I know what happens, but I can't tell you guys! I'll just say it will be the most dramatic season ever!" Clay said, adding that he formed "great bonds" with these men.

"Because you're on this show and you don't have your phone, you don't have TV, there's no radio, there's nothing. It's like a personality retreat -- a personality rehab. You have nothing to entertain yourself but communicating with these other guys, and you're all here in this crazy environment."

From coffees to alcoholic drinks, Clay said the journey was stressful because there's a lack of sleep and everyone was pursuing the same girl.

"There's a lot of testosterone in that house. So you do form some bonds, and it's quick. A week in the mansion is like a year of regular time because you have no connection with the outside world," Clay explained on Good Morning Football.

Clay said it's not easy to compete against guys who are also your close friends but he's used to it from being in the NFL.

"You wish them luck, but in real life, you're like, 'I've got to out-do you,'" Clay noted. "There's still that competition factor. You want them to do well, and you want to see them succeed, but in the end, you want to be the one that ultimately stands and get the rose at the end."

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