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Where does this former Alabama player rank among NFL rookies?

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He got drafted to what some would call an unstable organization, but he has the franchise at 6-4 in the AFC South.

Will Anderson Jr., a University of Alabama alumnus, was selected at No. 3 overall in the NFL Draft by the Houston Texans.

RELATED: WATCH: Will Anderson blows Miami Dolphins offensive lineman off the ball

He had an incredible career with the Crimson Tide, earning a national championship, two Southeastern Conference Championships, and a host of individual awards. Anderson is having a good rookie season in Houston under DeMeco Ryans as a first-year head coach. The native Georgian has 33 total tackles, five tackles for loss, three sacks, and a blocked kick. 

According to Pro Football Focus, Anderson ranks as one of the best rookies in the NFL.

His teammate, C.J. Stroud, is on the same list with him along with Jalen Carter of the Philadelphia Eagles.

Anderson, a former five-star, is the first player in Alabama football history to be a two-time Unanimous All-American

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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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