#NFLDraft— RJ Bell (@RJinVegas) April 27, 2017
OVER/UNDER 1st Rd
from LSU: 2.5
from Alabama: 4.5
Big 10 players: 6
Pac 12 players: 7
SEC players: 11
I hope you all took the over on Bama and the SEC.
- Jacksonville Jaguars - QB Trevor Lawrence, Clemson
- New York Jets - QB Zach Wilson, BYU
- San Francisco 49ers - QB Trey Lance, North Dakota State
- Atlanta Falcons - TE Kyle Pitts, Florida
- Cincinnati Bengals - WR Ja’Marr Chase, LSU
- Miami Dolphins - WR JAYLEN WADDLE, ALABAMA
- Detroit Lions - OL Penei Sewell, Oregon
- Carolina Panthers - CB Jaycee Horn, South Carolina
- Denver Broncos - CB PATRICK SURTAIN, ALABAMA
Dallas Cowboystrade to Philadelphia Eagles - WR DEVONTA SMITH, ALABAMA
New York Giantstraded to Chicago Bears - QB Justin Fields, UGAanOhio State
Philadelphia Eaglestraded to Dallas Cowboys - LB Micah Parsons, Penn State
- Los Angeles Chargers - some OT from Northwestern
Minnesota Vikingstraded to New York Jets - OG Alijah Vera-Tucker, Southern Cal
- New England Patriots - QB MAC JONES, ALABAMA
- Arizona Cardinals - LB Zaven Collins, Tulsa
- Las Vegas Raiders - OT ALEX LEATHERWOOD, ALABAMA
- Miami Dolphins - DE Jaelan Phillips, Miami
- Washington WTF - LB from Kentucky
Chicago Bears-traded to New York Giants - WR/RB Kadarius Toney, Florida
- Indianapolis Colts - DE Kwity Paye, Michigan
- Tennessee Titans - CB Caleb Farley, Va Tech
New York Jetstraded to Minnesota Vikings - OT Christian Darrisaw, Virginia Tech
- Pittsburgh Steelers - RB NAJEE HARRIS, ALABAMA
- Jacksonville Jaguars - RB Travis Etienne, Clemson
- Cleveland Browns - CB Greg Newsome, Northwestern
- Baltimore Ravens - WR Rashod Bateman, Minnesota
- New Orleans Saints - DE Payton Turner, Houston
- Green Bay Packers - CB Eric Stokes, Georgia
- Buffalo Bills - DE Gregory Rousseau, Miami (FL)
- Baltimore Ravens - DE Jayson Oweh, Penn State
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers - OLB Joe Tryon, Washington
“It makes me feel like a proud papa,” Nick Saban said on ABC with 6 Alabama players drafted in the first round.— Michael Casagrande (@ByCasagrande) April 30, 2021
- Alabama 6
- Clemson 2
- Florida 2
- Miami (FL) 2
- Northwestern 2
- Penn State 2
- Virginia Tech 2
- BYU 1
- Georgia 1
- Houston 1
- Kentucky 1
- LSU 1
- Michigan 1
- Minnesota 1
- North Dakota State 1
- Ohio State 1
- Oregon 1
- South Carolina 1
- Tulsa 1
- Southern Cal 1
- Washington 1
NOTABLE GOOSE EGGS
- Notre Dame
- Texas A&M
The SEC now has more NFL draft picks in the 1st round (11) than total teams in the Big 12 Conference.— Peter Burns (@PeterBurnsESPN) April 30, 2021
Alabama already has any many 1st rounders (6) as the ACC, Big 12 and Pac 12 combined.
They added one more.
- SEC 12
- Big Ten 7
- ACC 6
- Pac-12 3
- AAC 2
- Ind. 1
- MVFC 1
- Big XII 0
- QB 5
- WR 5
- CB 5
- DE 5
- OT 4
- LB 3
- RB 2
- OG 1
- OLB 1
- TE 1
REUNITED AND IT FEEL SO GOOD
The first round saw an unusual trend of offensive skill players being matched up with their college quarterback:
- Jaylen Waddle will be catching passes from Tua Tagovailoa in Miami.
- DeVonta Smith and Jalen Hurts hope to connect in Philly.
- Mac Jones will share a backfield with fellow Patriot Damien Harris.
- WR Ja’Marr Chase is headed to Cincy where his old LSU QB Joe Burrow awaits.
- Clemson QB Trevor Lawrence and RB Travis Etienne were both drafted by Jacksonville.
BACK FOR MORE
The following teams used a first round selection on a Crimson Tide player in 2020 and 2021:
- Miami Dolphins: 5 Tua Tagovailoa - 6 Jaylen Waddle
- Las Vegas Raiders: 12 Henry Ruggs - 17 Alex Leatherwood
- Denver Broncos: 15 Jerry Jeudy - 9 Patrick Surtain II
The Cowboys No. 12 pick was traded three times within four teams: from San Francisco to Miami to Philadelphia to Dallas.
Alabama’s 2017 recruiting class produced seven first round picks.
- When Denver surprised everyone and snagged Surtain one pick before Dallas, it surely caught the Cowboys off guard. The ‘Boys hastily made a trade back with division rival Philadelphia to go from No. 10 to No. 12 to regroup.
- The Jets using the No. 14 pick on a guard is the most Jets thing ever.
- The Dolphins pick of DE Jaelan Phillips was odd and risky. First, he isn’t No. 18 good. Secondly, Phillips has been injury prone and was actually medically retired from football in December 2018 as a member of UCLA. He transferred to Miami, sat out 2019, and played 10 games in 2020. Third, Miami has more pressing needs like offensive line and running back.
- Jaycee Horn at 8 to Carolina is a bit of a stretch. But, yeah, make a couple of locals happy.
- Did you by chance hear the singing group before the first round started? OMG, they were godawful. I was thinking they were disadvantaged youths or something that the NFL was trying to uplift or something but they were members of the Cleveland Metropolitan School District All-City Choir. I could not find any video because we are not allowed to criticize awful performances any more.
- That train wreck was followed by ‘Heart’ singer Ann Wilson with the national anthem. She started out okay but then tried to get creative and screwed it up.
- Justin Fields looked like he had just woke up when he was picked. Man, his voice bugs me.
- Titans pick Caleb Farley looked like he was having a draft party and nobody showed.
- It was good to get the draft back in front of fans so we can hear them boo Roger Goodell again.
- Being that the event was held in the armpit of America, Cleveland, it was mostly Browns fans. The rain did not help things. It should have been in Las Vegas where the 2020 Draft was supposed to be.
- The fans from other teams almost looked staged, like they were actors. They were all dressed in official NFL gear and they enthusiastically cheered their team’s pick(s) even though they were bad ones or someone they surely did not know.
- The draft ended WAY past midnight on the east coast.
STILL ON THE CLOCK
- Christian Barmore
- Landon Dickerson
- Dylan Moses
- Deonte Brown
- Miller Forristall
- Thomas Fletcher
Rounds 2-3: Friday, April 30, 6:00 p.m. CT - ABC, ESPN, NFL Network