Alabama could have six players picked in the 1st round of the NFL Draft

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April 2nd, 2020

Alabama is sending a loaded class to the 2020 NFL Draft. Stacked with talent at every major position, there is a good chance six players from Tuscaloosa will be picked in the first round.

The line for Alabama players selected in the first round has been set at 5.5.

Tagovailoa and Wills will be off the board early

To the surprise of no one, Tua Tagovailoa is expected to be selected early. Alabama’s star quarterback has the Washington Redskins and the Miami Dolphins eyeing him. Joining Tagovailoa in the top 10 will also be offensive tackle Jedrick Wills Jr., who could go as high as fourth and no lower than 10th.

Diggs could be a top 10 pick

There’s a good chance Jacksonville will pick up Trevon Diggs to fill the CB position held by the recently departed Jalen Ramsey. Tagovailoa’s top targets, Jerry Jeudy and Henry Ruggs III, could go 12th (Raiders) and 13th (49ers), respectively. If the tandem doesn't go there, Denver should pick up the remaining receiver with the 15th pick.

McKinney fills a big need for many NFL teams

This would leave safety Xavier McKinney to be a late-first-round pick. McKinney is not going to make it to the second round, especially with teams like New England, Seattle, and Kansas City looking to improve pass protection.

The incredible potential these players have will have everyone seeing crimson on draft night. Anything less than five selections in the first round would be a shock.

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