Alabama linebacker Mack Wilson was taken by the Cleveland Browns on Saturday in the fifth round of the NFL Draft in Nashville, Tennessee.

He was the 17th pick of the fifth round and 155 overall.

Wilson was one of seven Alabama underclassmen who chose to enter the 2019 draft instead of returning to Alabama for another season, the most in a single year in Alabama history.

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Wilson finished 2018 fourth on the team with 71 tackles while starting at Mike linebacker during the 2018 season. That included five tackles for loss and one sack. He also posted two interceptions and seven quarterback hurries.

The American Football Coaches’ Association named him a second-team All-American, while SEC coaches named him second-team all-conference.

His junior season was the only one in which he was a full-time starter. He was known during his Alabama career for delivering massive hits and for his prolific presence on social media.

Wilson played mostly on special teams as a freshman in 2016 and worked his way into a bigger role with the defense as a sophomore in 2017. He finished that year with 40 tackles, including 2.5 tackles for loss.

 

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