And we are back!
Although it took awhile for the NFL GMs to wake up, the night went pretty well for Alabama last night with four Crimson Tide players chosen in the first round. That gives Nick Saban 22 first rounders during his time at the4 Capstone. [BTW, that is an average of 2.2 per year.]
|2009||6||Andre Smith||Offensive tackle||Cincinnati Bengals|
|2010||8||Rolando McClain||Linebacker||Oakland Raiders|
|2010||20||Kareem Jackson||Cornerback||Houston Texans|
|2011||3||Marcell Dareus*||Defensive tackle||Buffalo Bills|
|2011||6||Julio Jones*||Wide receiver||Atlanta Falcons|
|2011||25||James Carpenter||Offensive tackle||Seattle Seahawks|
|2011||28||Mark Ingram*||Running back||New Orleans Saints|
|2012||3||Trent Richardson||Running back||Cleveland Browns|
|2012||7||Mark Barron||Safety||Tampa Bay Buccaneers|
|2012||17||Dre Kirkpatrick||Cornerback||Cincinnati Bengals|
|2012||25||Dont'a Hightower||Linebacker||New England Patriots|
|2013||9||Dee Milliner||Cornerback||New York Jets|
|2013||10||Chance Warmack||Guard||Tennessee Titans|
|2013||11||D. J. Fluker||Offensive tackle||San Diego Chargers|
|2014||17||C. J. Mosley*||Linebacker||Baltimore Ravens|
|2014||21||Ha Ha Clinton-Dix||Safety||Green Bay Packers|
|2015||4||Amari Cooper*||Wide receiver||Oakland Raiders|
|2016||18||Ryan Kelly||Center||Indianapolis Colts|
|2017||16||Marlon Humphrey||Cornerback||Baltimore Ravens|
|2017||17||Jonathan Allen||Defensive end||Washington Redskins|
|2017||19||O. J. Howard||Tight End||Tampa Bay Buccaneers|
|2017||31||Reuben Foster||Linebacker||San Francisco 49ers|
* Pro Bowl
Friday night is Rounds 2 & 3. Time limits to make picks are shorter so it will go faster than last night. Also, it begins at 6pm CT/7pm ET.
Cam Robinson should be a second rounder. Tim Williams and/or Ryan Anderson could sneak their way into the second but most certainly they won’t go past the third. Other potential third rounders are ArDarius Stewart, Dalvin Tomlinson and Eddie Jackson.
The 2017 NFL Draft is being held in Philadelphia for the first time ever.
Round 1: Thursday, April 27, 7pm CT/8pm ET, ESPN & NFL Network
Rounds 2-3: Friday, April 28, 6pm CT/7pm ET, ESPN>ESPN2 & NFL Network
Rounds 4-7: Saturday, April 29, 11am CT/noon ET, ESPN & NFL Network
ESPN: The excellent news is that Trey Wingo is anchoring the NFL Draft for ESPN, replacing buffoon extraordinaire Chris Berman, who is stepping away from the event after hosting it for the Four-Letter since 1987. Unfortunately, Wingo will be joined by bozos Mel Kiper Jr., Todd McShay, egotist Jon Gruden and the just bearable Louis Riddick.
NFL Network: Far superior coverage will be hosted by Rich Eisen with analysts Mike Mayock and insightful Daniel Jeremiah. Stanford head coach David Shaw will again be adding his excellent analysis. Kurt Warner covers quarterbacks with newly retired Steve Smith handling the wide receivers. There is also a second set featuring Charles Davis and Steve Mariucci. Additional reporting will come from Ian Rapoport and (ugh) Deion Sanders.
Round 1 Selections:
Twelve players from the SEC were selected [over a third at 37.5%]. In addition to Alabama's four #1's are three from LSU and one each from Texas A&M, Tennessee, Florida, Mizzou, and Ole Miss. No Auburn players were chosen.
- Cleveland Browns - Myles Garrett, DE, Texas A&M
- Chicago Bears (from San Francisco) - Mitch Trubisky, QB, UNC
- San Francisco 49ers (from Chicago) - Solomon Thomas, DE, Stanford
- Jacksonville Jaguars - Leonard Fournette, RB, LSU
- Tennessee Titans (from Los Angeles Rams) - Corey Davis, WR, Western Michigan
- New York Jets - Jamal Adams, S, LSU
- Los Angeles Chargers - Mike Williams, WR, Clemson
- Carolina Panthers - Christian McCaffrey, RB, Stanford
- Cincinnati Bengals - John Ross, WR, Washington
- Kansas City Chiefs (from Buffalo) - Patrick Mahomes, QB, Texas Tech
- New Orleans Saints - Marshon Lattimore, CB, Ohio State
- Houston (from Cleveland (from Philadelphia Eagles)) - Deshaun Watson, QB, Clemson
- Arizona Cardinals - Haason Reddick, OLB, Temple
- Philadelphia (from Minnesota Vikings) - Derek Barnett, DE, Tennessee
- Indianapolis Colts - Malik Hooker, S, Ohio State
- Baltimore Ravens - Marlon Humphrey, CB, ALABAMA
- Washington Redskins - Jonathan Allen, DE, ALABAMA
- Tennessee Titans - Adoree Jackson, CB, Southern Cal
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers - O.J. Howard, TE, ALABAMA
- Denver Broncos - Garett Bolles, OT, Utah
- Detroit Lions - Jarrad Davis, LB, Florida
- Miami Dolphins - Charles Harris, DE, Missouri
- New York Giants - Evan Engram, TE, Ole Miss
- Oakland Raiders - Gareon Conley, CB, Ohio State
- Cleveland (from Houston Texans) - Jabrill Peppers, CB, Michigan
- Atlanta Falcons (from Seattle) - Takkarist McKinley, OLB, UCLA
- Buffalo Bills (from KC) - Tre'davious White, CB, LSU
- Dallas Cowboys - Taco Charlton, DE, Michigan
- Cleveland (from Green Bay Packers) - David Njoku, TE, Miami (FL)
- Pittsburgh Steelers - T.J. Watt, OLB, Wisconsin
- San Francisco 49ers (from Seattle Seahawks (from Atlanta)) - Reuben Foster, ILB, ALABAMA
- New Orleans Saints (from New England Patriots) - Ryan Ramczyk, OT, Wisconsin
(Click refresh for updated picks)
33. Green Bay Packers - Kevin King, CB, Washington
34. Jacksonville Jaguars (from Seattle (from SF)) - Cam Robinson, OT, ALABAMA
35. Seattle Seahawks (from Jax) - Malik McDowell , DT, Michigan State
36. Arizona Cardinals (from Chicago) - Budda Baker, DB, Washington
37. Buffalo Bills (from Rams) - Zay Jones, WR, ECU
38. Los Angeles Chargers - Forrest Lamp, G, Western Kentucky
39. New York Jets - Marcus Maye, S, Florida
40. Carolina Panthers - Curtis Samuel, WR, Ohio St.
41. Minnesota Vikings (from Cincinnati) - Dalvin Cook, RB, FSU
42. New Orleans Saints - Marcus Williams, S, Utah
43. Philadelphia Eagles - Sidney Jones, CB, Washington
44. LA Rams (from Buffalo) - Gerald Everett, TE, South Alabama - go Jags!
45. Chicago Bears (from Arizona) - Adam Shaheen, TE, Ashland
46. Indianapolis Colts - Quincy Wilson, CB, Florida
47. Baltimore Ravens - Tyus Bowser, LB, Houston
48. Cincinnati Bengals (from Minnesota) - Joe Mixon, RB, Oklahoma
49. Washington Redskins - Ryan Anderson, OLB, ALABAMA
50. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Justin Evans, S, Texas A&M
51. Denver Broncos - Marcus Walker, DE, FSU
52. Cleveland Browns (from Titans) - DeShone Kizer, QB, Notre Dame - Don't know why everyone is love with him.
53. Detroit Lions - Jalen Tabor, DB, Florida
54. Miami Dolphins - Raekwon McMillan, LB, Ohio St.
55. New York Giants - Dalvin Tomlinson, DT, ALABAMA
56. Oakland Raiders - Obi Melifonwu, DB, Connecticut
57. Houston Texans - Zach Cunningham, LB, Vanderbilt
58. Seattle Seahawks - Ethan Pocic, C, LSU
59. Kansas City Chiefs - Tanoh Kpassagnon, DE, Villanova - and we though Tua Tagovailoa was hard to pronounce.
60. Dallas Cowboys - Chidobe Awuzie, CB, Colorado
61. Green Bay Packers - Josh Jones, DB, NC State
62. Pittsburgh Steelers - JuJu Smith-Schuster, WR, Southern Cal
63. Buffalo Bills (from Atlanta) - Dion Dawkins, OG, Temple
64. Carolina Panthers (from New England) - Taylor Moton, OG, Western Michigan
CRIMSON TIDE PLAYERS
Below is a rough estimate at where Alabama players could be chosen. UPDATED!
Jonathan Allen - 1st Round #17 Redskins, a nice homecoming for the Virginia native.
O.J. Howard - 1st Round #19 Buccaneers, Tampa Bay’s offense just got interesting.
Reuben Foster - 1st
or slight chance of 2nd, #31 49ers, he dropped but still first round.
Cam Robinson -
1st or 2nd #34 Jaguars second pick of Round 2.
Marlon Humphrey - 1st
or 2nd #16 Ravens, joining C.J. Mosley.
Tim Williams - 3rd
or 4th #78 Ravens
Ryan Anderson -
3rd or 4th #49 Washington SECOND ROUND! Well deserved.
ArDarius Stewart - 3rd
or 4th #79 Jets
Dalvin Tomlinson -
3rd or 4th #55 NY Giants SECOND ROUND! New teammate for Landon Collins!
Eddie Jackson - anywhere from 3rd-6th
Gehrig Dieter - late or not at all
Cole Mazza - late or not at all
UDFAs - Dakota Ball, Alphonse Taylor, Korren Kirven, Brandon Greene, Adam Griffith.