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Alabama’s “Mr. Irrelevant” signs rookie contract for AFC East team

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Nick Saban earned his first “Mr. Irrelevant” player for Alabama football in the NFL Draft.

Jaylen Key, a former Crimson Tide safety, was the final player selected in the draft by the New York Jets. He is relevant to the Tide as Key assisted Alabama to a Southeastern Conference Championship last season.

He is also relevant to the Jets as he signed his rookie contract with the AFC East team. Key brings experience, length, athleticism, and range as a defensive back. He looks forward to helping the Jets have marquee success.

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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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