Originally written on The Sports Bank  |  Last updated 4/28/13
Alabama had five players selected on the final day of the 2013 NFL Draft Saturday afternoon in New York City The five selections Saturday gave Alabama a total of nine players taken in the 2013 NFL Draft, setting a new modern-era school record. The old mark was eight set in 1987 and 2012. The Tide had 10 players selected over 30 rounds in 1945. 30 rounds??? OMG! That is insane. Who would actually sit through that? And this is THE NFL DRAFT GEEK speaking too. 7 rounds, as it is today is just fine, thank you. Anyway’s Dixie’s football pride well again well represented at Radio City Music Hall; so let’s look at which members of the Tide rolled on to the NFL. Linebacker Nico Johnson was the first ‘Bama player off the board Saturday, going to Kansas City with the second pick of the fourth round (No. 99 overall). Center Barrett Jones then went to the St. Louis Rams with the 16th pick of the fourth round (No. 113). I was really high on that kid, very very surprised he lasted so long. Jones...
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