Nick Saban has increased his grip on recruiting in college football.
He led the University of Alabama to tie the 2004 Miami Hurricanes on Thursday night for having the most first-round picks (six) in the common draft era. On Friday, he placed two athletes — Landon Dickerson and Christian Barmore — in the second round.
In him putting eight players in the first two rounds, Saban caused the Crimson Tide to have the most players taken in the first two rounds of a single event since the 1967 AFL/NFL Draft.
He also set a record in having multiple wide receivers taken in the first round in consecutive drafts. The recruiting coordinators and graphic designers at UA are having fun with the NFL Draft.
— NFL345 (@NFL345) April 30, 2021
We are now on day three of draft picks.
Listed below are all eight players selected in the draft.
-Jaylen Waddle (WR): No. 6 overall, Miami Dolphins
-Patrick Surtain II (CB): No. 9 overall, Denver Broncos
-DeVonta Smith (WR): No. 10 overall, Philadelphia Eagles
-Mac Jones (QB): No. 15 overall, New England Patriots
-Alex Leatherwood (OL): No. 17 overall, Las Vegas Raiders
-Najee Harris (RB): No. 24 overall, Pittsburgh Steelers
-Landon Dickerson (OL): No. 37 overall, Philadelphia Eagles
-Christian Barmore (DL): No. 38 overall, New England Patriots
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