With the those results in, there is starting to be a clearer picture of what will happen in the NFL draft in April.
Three of the five mock drafts have four Alabama players being selected in the first round. One has five Alabama players in the first and Pro Football Focus has just one player in the first round.
Defensive back Minkah Fitzpatrick looked like a lock to be a top-five pick a few weeks ago. However, with running back Saquon Barkley inserting himself in the conversation for the top overall pick and teams likely trading up to select a quarterback, that no longer seems to be the case.
ESPN’s Todd McShay still sees Fitzpatrick going to the Browns as the fourth overall pick in his third mock. NFL.com, CBS Sports, and Bleacher Report all have the versatile defensive back going seventh overall to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Steve Palazzolo of Pro Football Focus has Fitzpatrick slipping out of the top 10 and falling to the Washington Redskins with the 13th pick. Fitzpatrick is the lone Alabama player selected in the first round of the PFF mock draft.
Calvin Ridley called his combine disappointing, despite him posting the sixth best 40-yard dash among wide receivers. The mock drafts seem to reflect his assessment, as only one mock has him going in the top 10, with CBS Sports predicting Ridley as a Chicago Bear draftee with the eight overall pick.
Bleacher Report and ESPN each have Ridley pegged to the Baltimore Ravens at the 16th pick. NFL.com predicts the Green Bay Packers take the 23-year-old wide receiver with the 14th pick.
Linebacker Rashaan Evans is the final consensus Alabama player pegged to go in the first round. Evans is projected to go 17th overall to the San Diego Chargers by ESPN, 20th to the Detroit Lions by NFL.com and 28th overall to the Pittsburgh Steelers by both CBS Sports and Bleacher Report.
Defensive Lineman Da’Ron Payne is mocked to be selected in the first round of three of the five mocks. Payne is pegged to go as high as 17 to the Chargers by Bleacher Report, 19th to the Dallas Cowboys by ESPN and 20th to the Lions. NFL.com does not have Payne as a first round pick.
Safety Ronnie Harrison is the final Alabama player mocked to go in the first round. He is the fourth Crimson Tide player over Payne in the NFL.com mock, where he is projected to fall to the Steelers at 28. Bleacher Report predicts Harrison going 24th to the Carolina Panthers.
PFF has five Alabama players among its top 50 prospects: Fitzpatrick (11), Ridley (24), Evans (43), Harrison (46) and Payne (50). Their list ranked the top 100 prospects. Cornerback Levi Wallace, who is a former walk-on for the Crimson Tide, is ranked the 95th best player on the board.