Three rounds of the 2019 NFL Draft are in the books and five former Alabama players have been selected:
- DL Quinnen Williams - Round 1, pick #3 — New York Jets
- OL Jonah Williams - Round 1, pick #11 — Cincinnati Bengals
- RB Josh Jacobs - Round 1, pick #24 — Oakland Raiders
- TE Irv Smith Jr. - Round 2, pick #50 — Minnesota Vikings
- RB Damien Harris - Round 3, pick #87 — New England Patriots
NFL draftees by conference through 3 rounds:
- SEC: 28
- Big Ten: 16
- ACC: 12
- Big XII: 11
- Pac-12: 11
- AAC: 4
- C-USA: 4
- Independent: 4
- MWC: 4
- MAC: 3
- One each: CAA, MVC, NSIC, OVC, SWAC
Most by school through three rounds:
- Alabama 5
- Ohio State 5
- Clemson 4
- Michigan 4
- Mississippi State 4
- Oklahoma 4
- Ole Miss 4
- Washington 4
- Boston College 3
- Kentucky 3
- Twelve tied with two players drafted: Florida, Georgia, Iowa, LSU, NC State, Notre Dame, Penn State, Stanford, TCU, Texas A&M, Utah, West Virginia.
- One drafted: Alabama State, Arizona State, Auburn, Baylor, Boise State, BYU, Central Michigan, Charlotte, Delaware, Duke, Florida Atlantic, Florida State, Hawaii, Houston, Iowa State, Kansas State, Louisiana Tech, Maryland, Memphis, Michigan State, Missouri, Murray State, Northern Illinois, Old Dominion, San Diego State, San Jose State, Sioux Falls, South Carolina, Temple, Toledo, UCF, UMass, Southern Cal, Vanderbilt, Virginia, Washington State, Western Illinois, Wisconsin.
- NO picks: Texas, Tennessee, Arkansas, UCLA, Oregon, Nebraska, Miami.
DID YOU KNOW?
Apparently, Quinnen Williams has an older brother named Quincy Williams who played linebacker for Murray State. He was drafted on the third round by the Jacksonville Jaguars.
THE WAITING IS THE HARDEST PART
ROUNDS 4-7 are today, Saturday, April 27, starting at 11am CT. ABC, ESPN, NFL Network will have coverage. These picks will go flying by so we’ll try and keep up.
A few Tide players are still waiting to be picked:
- DE/LB Christian Miller - Round 4 — Carolina Panthers
- DB Deionte Thompson - Round 5, #139 — Arizona Cardinals
- OL Ross Pierschbacher - Round 5, #153 — Washington Redskins
- LB Mack Wilson - Round 5, #155 — Cleveland Browns
- DL Isaiah Buggs - Round 6, #192 — Pittsburgh Steelers
We will post updates, observations, and news as they happen (if we can keep up with all the crazy trades).
Pierschbacher says that he actually had to hang up on Shaun Dion Hamilton when he got the call from #Redskins PR to talk to us.— Craig Hoffman (@CraigHoffman) April 27, 2019
He expected to hear from the rest of the Bama guys and Brandon Scherff, who hosted him at Iowa on a visit. He's an Iowa native.