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Breaking: Alabama WR Jermaine Burton comes off the board in 3rd round to AFC North team in NFL Draft

Alabama wide receiver Jermaine Burton celebrates a touchdown against Auburn
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Alabama football has its sixth player selected in this year’s NFL Draft.

Jermaine Burton, a former Crimson Tide wide receiver, comes off the board Friday on night two of the draft to the Cincinnati Bengals at No. 80 overall.

He came to the University of Alabama in 2022 as a transfer from Georgia.

After winning a national championship with the Bulldogs, Burton had to embrace the Tide’s culture. It was a tough transition, but Burton became a reliable offensive playmaker for Jalen Milroe last season. He led the team with 798 receiving yards and eight touchdowns on 39 catches, aiding the Tide to a Southeastern Conference Championship and a College Football Playoff berth.

Burton caught 15 touchdowns in two seasons at Alabama. He is now prepared to be impactful for the Bengals.

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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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