Todd McShay projects a Crimson Tide takeover

The 2022 NFL Draft may have just ended and we may still be a few months away from the 2022 college football season, but that doesn’t stop the football world from looking ahead.

ESPN’s Todd McShay released his latest 2023 way-too-early NFL mock draft and has loaded six Crimson Tide players. Having that many in the first round would tie the 2004 Miami Hurricanes for the most players selected in the first round, a feat Alabama did back in the 2021 draft. Some believe Alabama could have a record of seven and break next year, however.

Whether it’s the team’s Heisman-winning quarterback, or a few first-year players who are joining through the transfer portal, the Crimson Tide is expected to be very well-represented in next year’s draft.

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Alabama’s Heisman-winning quarterback is expected to be reunited with Jameson Williams after being selected 2 overall by the Detroit Lions.

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Will Anderson Jr. The New York Jets will select him in the hopes that he will carry over to the NFL.

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Eli Ricks is yet to appear in the Crimson Tide in a regular season game. The defensive back transfers from LSU and is expected to see his draft stock catapult inside the top-10, where Washington will look to continue their streak of adding former Alabama stars to their roster.

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Henry To’oTo’o is another transfer to Alabama, except he joined from Tennessee. The Dallas Cowboys will look to add to their already-dominant defense with To’oTo’o’s versatility.

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The Miami Dolphins are another NFL franchise that is no stranger to drafting former Crimson Tide stars. Gibbs has proven talent and did so while at Georgia Tech. He is moving into Alabama this offseason and is expected to have a big impact.

Emil Ekiyor Jr.

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The Green Bay Packers don’t typically have draft offensive personnel in the first round, so this would be a bit of a shake-up. However, Ekiyor is poised to have a strong 2022 season that could cement him as a first-round selection in 2023.

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