3 Alabama Players Will Attend the 2016 NFL Draft
The University of Alabama will look to extend its streak of seven straight years with a first round NFL Draft pick and the Crimson Tide will be well-represented in Chicago.
Three Alabama players are among the list of 25 invitees that have accepted the invitation to attend the draft on April 28. Defensive linemen A'Shawn Robinson and Jarran Reed and linebacker Reggie Ragland will join Nick Saban for the 2016 NFL Draft and all three players are expected to go in the first round.
The latest mock drafts have projected many different scenarios for the three Alabama defenders, but Robinson is the most likely to come off the board. Some analysts have him as high as a top 10 pick.
There's also a chance that center Ryan Kelly could be taken in the first round. His stock has risen during the offseason, and he's started appearing in some mock drafts as well.
The Alabama football program has been an NFL machine since failing to produce a single draft pick in 2008. Over the past seven years. 48 Crimson Tide players have been drafted with 17 of those going in the first round.
You can see the full list of NFL Draft invitees here.