The Jumbo Package: 2011 NFL Draft edition

2011 First Rounders

As the NFL Draft approaches suddenly there are hundreds of stories featuring all of the main players expected to hear their names called on Thursday. With three projected first-round picks in NFL draft in Mark Ingram, Julio Jones and Marcell Dareus, the Alabama Crimson Tide is getting a lot of love as well.

As a way of helping everyone keep track of what is being said about Alabama players I've collected links to stories profiling the players. These are either features or analytical breakdowns of their play - not projections of where they might be selected. And it's by no means comprehensive. So please feel free to  let us know of any other articles in the comments.

Mark Ingram

Mark Ingram vs. Emmit Smith - The Birmingham News

Draft slot uncertain for Ingram - The Times Free Press

RB Ingram might have too much value for Packers to pass on - The Wisconsin Rapids Tribune

Mark Ingram's problem: Are NFL teams devaluing tailbacks? - USA Today

Mark Ingram out to show his Heisman hype still applies - USA Today

Ingram has possibilities, yet knee questions - The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

NFL draft is deep at running back - The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

No. 1 Mark Ingram: The Heisman Winner - The Crimson White 

Mark Ingram NFL Draft scouting report - Mocking The Draft

Julio Jones

The Julio Jones interview - Bama Sports Report

Alabama's Jones shows skills, toughness - The Boston Globe

Jones gets Saban's seal of approval - The Plain Dealer

Alabama's Julio Jones as tough as they come - The Morning Journal

Julio Jones: Dominant from start to finish - The Crimson White

Jerry Rice, Julio Jones and dropped passes - ESPN

There's a reason Julio Jones can pluck the ball - The Sporting News

Julio Jones closes gap as top wide receiver in 2011 NFL Draft - The Beacon Journal

The Prospect Playbook: Julio Jones (WR-Alabama) - Mocking The Draft

Julio Jones NFL Draft scouting report - Mocking The Draft

Marcell Dareus

Ex-Alabama football star Marcell Dareus ready to shake and break in the NFL - The Birmingham News

Triumph over trial: Tide's overpowering Marcell Dareus won't let a tough life overpower him - The Birmingham News

Marcell Dareus looms as fierce D-line presence at top of draft - USA Today

Marcell Dareus: best defensive lineman - WIVB

Dareus: draft's gentile giant - The Toronto Sun

Alabama defensive tackle Marcell Dareus could steal the show again - The Charlotte Observer

Dareus dares to be great - Carolina Panthers

Marcell Dareus refuses to be derailed - ESPN

It looks like teams will be in a rush to draft pass rushers - The Los Angeles Times

Alabama's dynamic Marcell Dareus would have no problem being a top pick of the Cleveland Browns - The Plain Dealer

The Prospect Playbook: Marcell Dareus (DT/DE-Alabama) - Mocking The Draft

Marcell Dareus NFL Draft scouting report - Mocking The Draft

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