Days 2 and 3 of the NFL Draft are always much more interesting.
- Round 1 is a dog and pony show in which teams show off with big flashy grabs. It is hard to screw Day 1 up - though it does happen.
- Round 2 teams make up for their mistakes from the first.
- Round 3 is where they really start filling needs.
- Rounds 4-6 are meat and potatoes that fill in rosters.
- Round 7 is where they take flyers or gamble on a project or an unknown.
After the Crimson Tide got off to a showstopping first round they topped themselves on Day 2 with five additional players drafted in Rounds 2 and 3.
Four of the first 15 players selected (over a quarter of the first round), seven of the first 56, and nine of the first 87 were Alabama players. At the time of Jennings’s selection, Bama players represented 10.3% of the draft.
A total of nine Tide players through three rounds was second only to the ten from an LSU team who likely fielded the best team in their school’s history. Ohio State had seven - none of whom own a National Championship ring. Five teams had four selections each. Auburn, Georgia, Mississippi State, and Notre Dame had three each.
The SEC has dominated with 40 picks. Every SEC team outside of Ole Miss had a player drafted in the first three rounds.
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Also of note being selected in the second round was Jalen Hurts, who played his first three seasons in Tuscaloosa.
Up next are the finally four rounds. Three Crimson Tide players are still on the board and could hear their names called. If not, they will undeniably be picked up as undrafted free agents.
UPDATE: The below three were not drafted. Undrafted free agency is underway and we will update this post when news breaks.
Shyheim Carter has signed with the New York Jets.
Matt Womack -
Jared Mayden has signed with the 49ers for a reported $50,000 guaranteed - $40,000 guaranteed base salary and $10,000 signing bonus. The Giants, Bengals and a couple other teams reportedly offered him as well. He could make at least $510,000 should he make the team.
Day 3 kicks off at 11am CT / noon ET on ABC, ESPN, and NFL Network. In the fourth, fifth, and sixth rounds, each team gets five minutes to make its pick. In the seventh round, each team gets four minutes to make a selection or get passed up.
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