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Alabama in the NFL Draft roundup: Who is left on the board for the Crimson Tide?

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For the first time since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, a live sports event took place this week with the National Football League holding its first-ever “virtual draft.” 

People were glued to the television as the raw emotions of young athletes and their families remained compelling. Prior to Thursday night, Nick Saban had 87 players from Alabama selected in the event. After the first three rounds, the number has grown to 97. 

RELATED: Former Tide LB Anfernee Jennings goes to Patriots at No. 87 in NFL Draft

He made NFL Draft history on Thursday in being the only coach in the common draft era to place all 22 positions (11 on offense, 11 on defense) in the first round. As the draft concludes on Saturday, yours truly of Touchdown Alabama Magazine recaps the players who have been taken and names those who are still on the board.


First Round 

Tua Tagovailoa, QB (No. 5, Miami Dolphins) 

Jedrick Wills Jr., OT (No. 10, Cleveland Browns) 

Henry Ruggs III, WR (No. 12, Las Vegas Raiders) 

Jerry Jeudy, WR (No. 15, Denver Broncos) 


Second Round 

Xavier McKinney, S (No. 36, New York Giants) 

Trevon Diggs, CB (No. 51, Dallas Cowboys) 

*Jalen Hurts, QB (No. 53, Philadelphia Eagles) 

Raekwon Davis, DL (No. 56, Miami Dolphins) 

*Hurts was also a quarterback for the Oklahoma Sooners 


Third Round 

Terrell Lewis, OLB (No. 84, Los Angeles Rams) 

Anfernee Jennings, OLB (No. 87, New England Patriots) 


Players still on the board 

Jared Mayden, S 

Shyheim Carter, DB 

Matt Womack, OT 

Tevita Musika, DL

Rounds four through seven of the draft will continue on Saturday at noon. The venue is being aired on ESPN, ABC and NFL Network, while also streaming live on YouTube TV.

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Stephen M. Smith is the managing editor and senior writer for Touchdown Alabama Magazine.  You can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @CoachingMSmith.

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Stephen Smith is a 2015 graduate of the University of Alabama. He is a senior writer and reporter for Touchdown Alabama Magazine. He has covered Alabama football for 10+ years and his knowledge and coverage of the Crimson Tide's program have made him among the most respected journalist in his field. Smith has been featured on ESPN and several other marquee outlets as an analyst.

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