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Alabama Football 2016 NFL Draft First Round Open Thread

As many as FIVE Crimson Tide players could be selected in the first round.

"From the University of Alabama..."
"From the University of Alabama..."
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The 2016 NFL Draft returns to (yawn) Chicago on Thursday for the second straight year and will continue into Saturday. 25 of the top prospects will be in attendance. Among these invitees will be 9 SEC players including the Three R's: Ragland, Reed, and Robinson. Also joining them will be the Crimson Tide Head Coach Nick Saban.

2016 NFL DRAFT ATTENDEES:

CB Eli Apple, Ohio State
DE Joey Bosa, Ohio State
DT Vernon Butler, Louisiana Tech
WR Corey Coleman, Baylor
OT Jack Conklin, Michigan State
OT Taylor Decker, Ohio State
WR Josh Doctson, Texas Christian
DE Kevin Dodd, Clemson - Dominick Jackson says "you're welcome".
RB Ezekiel Elliott, Ohio State - Some mocks have him pegged fourth to Dallas. Is he worth a #4???
QB Jared Goff, Cal - Likely first pick.
CB Vernon Hargreaves, Florida
LB Myles Jack, UCLA - Incredible potential but is he healthy?
DT Chris Jones, Mississippi State - Not sure why he is here. Likely second round.
DE Shaq Lawson, Clemson
LB Darron Lee, Ohio State
S Keanu Neal, Florida
DT Robert Nkemdiche, Ole Miss - Can he stay out of trouble?
LB Reggie Ragland, Alabama - Trending Redskins at #21.
CB Jalen Ramsey, Florida State - Top 5 pick.
DT Jarran Reed, Alabama
- Mocks have him anywhere from Bears at #11 to early second round.
DT A'Shawn Robinson, Alabama - Same as Reed (???).
OT Ronnie Stanley, Notre Dame
WR Laquon Treadwell, Ole Miss - Poor Pro Day showing should not keep him out of the first round.
OT Laremy Tunsil, Ole Miss - Tumbling out of the top pick to anywhere from 3 to 7.
QB Carson Wentz, North Dakota State - Likely second pick.

SCHEDULE:

Round 1: Thursday, April 28: 7pm CT on ESPN and NFL Network.

Rounds 2-3: Friday, April 29: 6pm CT on ESPN and NFL Network. ESPN's coverage moves to ESPN2 at 7pm CT.

Rounds 4-7: Saturday, April 30: 11am CT on ESPN and NFL Network.

BAMA PLAYERS:

LB Reggie Ragland - Read his draft profile here.
DT Jarran Reed - Read his draft profile here.
DT A'Shawn Robinson - Read his draft profile here.
C Ryan Kelly - Trending up. Read his draft profile here.
RB Derrick Henry - An outside shot to Carolina at #30. Read his draft profile here.

FIRST ROUND DRAFT ORDER:

1. Los Angeles (from Tennessee) - QB Jared Goff, Cal - best QB of a mediocre class of QBs.
2. Philadelphia (from Cleveland) - QB Carson Wentz, North Dakota State - see above.
3. San Diego - DE Joey Bosa, Ohio State - first shocker of the night!
4. Dallas - RB Ezekiel Elliott, Ohio State - #4 on this guy? Seriously? Terribly pick.
5. Jacksonville - CB Jalen Ramsey, Florida State - solid pick.
6. Baltimore - OT Ronnie Stanley, Notre Dame - Really, Ozzie? Laremy Tunsil continues to tumble!
7. San Francisco - DE DeForest Buckner, Oregon - Chip Kelly picks another Duck. Too early for this pick.
8. Tennessee (from Cleveland from Philadelphia through Miami) - OT Jack Conklin, Michigan State - Another OT off the board. Odd pick.
9. Chicago (from Tampa Bay) - OLB Leonard Floyd, Georgia - First SEC player selected.
10. New York Giants - CB Eli Apple, Ohio State - Third anOSU player chosen. Not really a position of need.
11. Tampa Bay (from Chicago) - CB Vernon Hargreaves, Florida - Born and raised in Tampa.
12. New Orleans - DT Sheldon Rankins, Louisville - ?
13. Miami (from Philadelphia) - OT Laremy Tunsil, Ole Miss - Tunsil on South Beach? is that really a good idea?
14. Oakland - SS Karl Joseph, West Virginia - WHO?
15. Cleveland (from Tennessee from Los Angeles) - WR Corey Coleman, Baylor - First Big 12 selected.
16. Detroit - OT Taylor Decker, Ohio State - We are never going to hear the end of this...
17. Atlanta - S Keanu Neal, Florida - Godawful pick. So many other needs at LB, DE, OL.
18. Indianapolis - C Ryan Kelly, ALABAMA - ROLL TIDE!
19. Buffalo - DE Shaq Lawson, Clemson - A new friend for Marcel Dareus.
20. New York Jets - OLB Darron Lee Ohio State - Many thought the Falcons would take him at #17.
21. Houston (from Washington) - WR Will Fuller, Notre Dame - A decent choice.
22. Washington (from Houston) - WR Josh Doctson, Texas Christian - Huh? I can't believe Washington went offense!
23. Minnesota - WR Laquon Treadwell, Ole Miss - A run of three WRs. Solid pick for #23.
24. Cincinnati - CB William Jackson, Houston - The back end of the draft is having a field day!
25. Pittsburgh - CB Artie Burns, Miami (FL) - Fast.
26. Denver (from Seattle) - QB Paxton Lynch, Memphis - John Elway is one drafty GM.
27. Green Bay - ugh
28. San Fran (from Kansas City) - bleh
- New England (cheated, lied about it, forfeited pick)
29. Arizona - DT Robert Nkemdiche, Ole Miss
30. Carolina - F!
31. Seattle - :(

BAMA FIRST ROUND PICKS SINCE 2009:

Year Round Pick Player name Position NFL team
2009 1 6 Andre Smith Offensive tackle Cincinnati Bengals
2010 1 8 Rolando McClain Linebacker Oakland Raiders
2010 1 20 Kareem Jackson Cornerback Houston Texans
2011 1 3 Marcell Dareus Defensive tackle Buffalo Bills
2011 1 6 Julio Jones Wide receiver Atlanta Falcons
2011 1 25 James Carpenter Offensive tackle Seattle Seahawks
2011 1 28 Mark Ingram Running back New Orleans Saints
2012 1 3 Trent Richardson Running back Cleveland Browns
2012 1 7 Mark Barron Safety Tampa Bay Buccaneers
2012 1 17 Dre Kirkpatrick Cornerback Cincinnati Bengals
2012 1 25 Dont'a Hightower Linebacker New England Patriots
2013 1 9 Dee Milliner Cornerback New York Jets
2013 1 10 Chance Warmack Guard Tennessee Titans
2013 1 11 D. J. Fluker Offensive tackle San Diego Chargers
2014 1 17 C. J. Mosley Linebacker Baltimore Ravens
2014 1 21 Ha Ha Clinton-Dix Safety Green Bay Packers
2015 1 4 Amari Cooper Wide Receiver Oakland Raiders