Bryce Young in position to be Alabama’s first No. 1 pick in common NFL Draft era
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The University of Alabama football program has had numerous first-round picks in its history for the NFL Draft.
However, it has never produced a No. 1 overall pick in the common draft. Nick Saban can change that for himself and the institution with quarterback, Bryce Young. Several mock drafts and draft experts have the California native as the No. 1 pick for April’s event. As a former five-star in 2020, Young served as Mac Jones’ backup on a College Football Playoff National Championship team. He became a starter in 2021 and set the world on fire, becoming the first Tide signal-caller to win the Heisman Memorial Trophy. Young increased his legendary status last year, despite not winning a national title as a starter.
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He is the favorite to be the first overall draft pick, according to NFL Rookie Watch.
Bryce Young is the current favorite to be the first overall pick in the NFL Draft.
If Young is to go first overall, he would be the first player from Alabama in common draft era history to do so 👀 pic.twitter.com/BcRJpp5BxL
— NFL Rookie Watch (@NFLRookieWatxh) January 18, 2023
This year’s draft class is filled with talented prospects, but Young appears to be the toast of the class.
He finished his career at Alabama ranked No. 2 all-time for passing yards (8,356), passing touchdowns (80), and total touchdowns (87). Young led the Crimson Tide to a Southeastern Conference Championship in 2021 and was a two-time team captain.
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