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NFL Draft pundits have four Alabama alums in first-round of upcoming draft

Former Alabama LB Dallas Turner explodes with a 4.47 in the 40-yard dash at the 2024 NFL Scouting Combine.
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We will soon see the final tally of players Alabama can get in the first-round of the NFL Draft for the Nick Saban era.

Coach Saban pushed the Crimson Tide to a Southeastern Conference Championship in 2023, which became his last season coaching the football program. Alabama has four alums projected to be selected in the first round of the upcoming draft.

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NFL Draft pundits like Lance Zierlien, Daniel Jeremiah, and Bucky Brooks have Dallas Turner (linebacker), Terrion Arnold (cornerback), Ga’Quincy “Kool-Aid” McKinstry (cornerback), and JC Latham (offensive lineman) as first-rounders.

All three media insiders have Turner either in the top 10 or slightly outside the top 10.

Arnold and Latham are projected in the top 20 while McKinstry projects to come off the board in the bottom half of the first round. Saban produced 44 first-rounders since 2009, but has a chance to put four more in the first round. 

We will see who all have their names called early later this month.

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

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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