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NFL Draft 2018 Open Thread

You may see as many as 5 Alabama players’ names called tonight

NCAA Football: CFP National Championship Game-Alabama vs Georgia Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

If you’re into this sort of thing, the NFL Draft starts at 7:00 CT tonight on ESPN/ABC/ESPN2, FOX, and NFL Network. It will particularly be interesting to see what the Cleveland Browns do with the #1 and #4 picks. You have to think they want Saquan Barkley with one of the two, but will they take a QB with the other? Or are they happy with the recently acquired Tyrod Taylor and will trade the pick for another King’s ransom to a QB-needy team?

In any case, Minkah Fitzpatrick will probably be the first Alabama player called tonight. After him you have Da’Ron Payne and Calvin Ridley. Rashaan Evans has a good shot at being drafted tonight as well, though I definitely wouldn’t call him a lock for the first round. Safety Ronnie Harrison has a very outside shot at being called tonight as well, though I wouldn’t hold my breath.

I’ll update this thread for Tide picks as the night goes on, so keep hitting that refresh button (just only every 15 minutes or so, because they take that long just to announce the next picks. It’s ridiculous)

#11 overall Minkah Fitzpatrick, Miami Dolphins - Analysis here

#13 Da’Ron Payne, Washington Redskins - Analysis here

#22 Rashaan Evans, Tennessee Titans - Analysis here

#26 Calvin Ridley, Atlanta Falcons - Analysis here