Alabama Lands Four First Round Picks on Opening Night of the 2020 NFL Draft
SOURCE: ALABAMA ATHLETICS COMMUNICATIONS
Alabama football had four former players selected in the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft on Thursday night. The four picks included quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, offensive lineman Jedrick Wills Jr. (No.10 Cleveland Browns), wide receivers Henry Ruggs III (No. 12, Las Vegas Raiders) and Jerry Jeudy (No. 15, Denver Broncos).
The four first-round selections for the Crimson Tide moves Saban’s career total to 38 first-round picks. Four Tide players were drafted in the first round of the 2011, 2012, 2017, 2018 and 2020 drafts.
With Tagovailoa’s fifth overall selection in the first round, Saban becomes the first college head coach in the NFL’s common draft era to produce a first-round pick at every non-specialist position. In addition, the pick of both Jeudy and Ruggs III in the first round mark the first wide receiver duo in program history to be drafted in round one.