The depth of the 2016 University of Alabama football team shined through Friday night in Philadelphia.
Five more Crimson Tide players were drafted in the 2017 NFL Draft, bringing Alabama’s total of players drafted in the first three rounds to an astounding nine. Those nine went in the first 79 picks, an NFL record.
The seven UA players chosen in the first 55 picks also set an NFL draft record.
Three-year starting left tackle Cam Robinson got the night started. He was the second pick of the second round (No. 34 overall) by the Jacksonville Jaguars, where he’ll help create running lanes for former UA star running back T.J. Yeldon.
“We feel the guy can be a starting tackle for us,” Jacksonville General Manager Dave Caldwell said. “You’ve been telling me for three years I needed to upgrade the offensive line so I finally took your advice.”
Robinson became the eighth UA offensive lineman drafted in the last five drafts, which at the time of his selection was three more than any other school.
Outside linebacker Ryan Anderson was the next Crimson Tide player to hear his name called. Anderson, a first-team All-SEC selection in 2016, was chosen with the No. 49 overall pick to the Washington Redskins. He’ll join forces with his former teammate Jonathan Allen, who was Washington’s first-round selection Thursday night.
“It’s about to get real,” Anderson said. “”When I get on the field, [combine drills] has nothing to do with kicking a man’s (behind) in front of you.”
Defensive lineman Dalvin Tomlinson was the next man up, going to the New York Giants with the No. 55 pick. He’ll rejoin former Alabama teammate and Pro Bowl safety Landon Collins.
“I’m super excited to play with Landon (Collins) again,” Tomlinson said. It’ll be like the old days back at ‘Bama.”
Outside linebacker Tim Williams and wide receiver ArDarius Stewart both went in the third round with the No. 78 and 79 picks, respectively.
Williams heads to Baltimore, where he play with Marlon Humphrey, who was the Ravens’ first-round selection Thursday night.
Stewart goes to the New York Jets.
Saturday is the final day of the draft with rounds four through seven.
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- 33. Green Bay Packers, Kevin King, Washington
- 34. Jacksonville Jaguars, Cam Robinson, Alabama
- 35. Seattle Seahawks, Malik McDowell, Michigan State
- 36. Arizona Cardinals, Budda Baker, Washington
- 37. Buffalo Bills, Zay Jones, East Carolina
- 38. Los Angeles Chargers, Forrest Lamp, Western Kentucky
- 39. New York Jets, Marcus Maye, Florida
- 40. Carolina Panthers, Curtis Samuel, Ohio State
- 41. Minnesota Vikings, Dalvin Cook, Florida State
- 42. New Orleans, Marcus Williams, Utah
- 43. Philadelphia Eagles, Sidney Jones, Washington
- 44. Los Angeles Rams, Gerald Everett, South Alabama
- 45. Chicago Bears, Adam Shaheen, Ashland
- 46. Indianapolis Colts, Quincy Wilson, Florida
- 47. Baltimore Ravens, Tyus Bowser, Houston
- 48. Cincinnati Bengals, Joe Mixon, Oklahoma
- 49. Washington Redskins, Ryan Anderson, Alabama
- 50. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Justin Evans, Texas A&M
- 51. Denver Broncos, DeMarcus Walker, Florida State
- 52. Cleveland Browns, DeShone Kizer, Notre Dame
- 53. Detroit Lions, Teez Tabor, Florida
- 54. Miami Dolphins, Raekwon McMillian, Ohio State
- 55. New York Giants, Dalvin Tomlinson, Alabama
- 56. Oakland Raiders, Obi Melifonwu, Connecticut
- 57. Houston Texans, Zach Cunningham, Vanderbilt
- 58. Seattle Seahawks, Ethan Pocic, LSU
- 59. Kansas City Chiefs, Tanoh Kpassagnon, Villanova
- 60. Dallas Cowboys, Chdobe Awuzie, Colorado
- 61. Green Bay Packers, Josh Jones, North Carolina State
- 62. Pittsburgh Steelers, JuJu Smith-Schuster, Southern California
- 63. Buffalo Bills, Dion Dawkins, Temple
- 64. Carolina Panthers, Taylor Moton, Western Michigan
- 65. Cleveland Browns, Larry Ogunjobi, Charlotte
- 66. San Francisco 49ers, Ahkello Witherspoon, Colorado
- 67. New Orleans Saints, Alvin Kamara, Tennessee
- 68. Jacksonville Jaguars, Dawuane Smoot, Illinois
- 69. Los Angeles Rams, Cooper Kupp, Eastern Washington
- 70. Minnesota Vikings, Pat Elflein, Ohio State
- 71. Los Angeles Chargers, Dan Fenney, Indiana
- 72. Tennessee Titans, Taywan Taylor, Western Kentucky
- 73. Cincinnati Bengals, Jordan Wills, Kansas State
- 74. Baltimore Ravens, Chris Wormley, Michigan
- 75. Atlanta Falcons, Duke Riley, LSU
- 76. New Orleans Saints, Alex Anzalone, Florida
- 77. Carolina Panthers, Daeshon Hall, Texas A&M
- 78. Baltimore Ravens, Tim Williams, Alabama
- 79. New York Jets, ArDarius Stewart, Alabama
- 80. Indianapolis Colts, Tarell Basham, Ohio
- 81. Washington Redskins, Fabian Moreau, UCLA
- 82. Denver Broncos, Carlos Henderson, La Tech
- 83. New England Patriots, Derek Rivers, Youngstown State
- 84. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Chris Godwin, Penn State
- 85. New England Patriots, Antonio Garcia, Troy
- 86. Kansas City Chiefs, Kareem Hunt, Toledo
- 87. New York Giants, Davis Webb, California
- 88. Oakland Raiders, Eddie Vanderdoes, UCLA
- 89. Houston Texans, D’Onta Foreman, Texas
- 90. Seattle Seahawks, Shaquill Griffin, UCF
- 91. Los Angeles Rams, John Johnson, Boston College
- 92. Dallas Cowboys, Jourdan Lewis, Michigan
- 93. Green Bay Packers, Montravius Adams, Auburn
- 94. Pittsburgh Steelers, Camreon Sutton, Tennessee
- 95. Seattle Seahawks, Delano Hill, Michigan
- 96. Detroit Lions, Kenny Gollady, Northern Illinois
- 97. Miami Dolphins, Cordrea Tankersley, Clemson
- 98. Arizona Cardinals, Chad Williams, Grambling
- 99. Philadelphia Eagles, Rasul Douglas, West Virginia
- 100.Tennessee Titans, Jonnu Smith, FIU
- 101. Denver Broncos, Brendan Langley, Lamar
- 102. Seattle Seahawks, Nazair Jones, North Carolina
- 103. New Orleans Saints, Trey Hendrickson, FAU
- 104. San Francisco 49ers, C.J. Beathard, Iowa
- 105. Pittsburgh Steelers, James Conner, Pittsburgh
- 106. Seattle Seahawks, Amara Darboh, Michigan
- 107. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Kendall Beckwith, LSU