Despite First-Round Setbacks, NFL Draft Helps Show Alabama’s Approach Evolving

Posted by Christopher Walsh on May-4-2016 Add Comments

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — It was an interesting exchange that ESPN analysts Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay had during a joint conference call with reporters on Monday, when discussing why one of the former University of Alabama players dropped to the second round in last week's NFL draft.

Specifically, they were commenting on defensive lineman Jarran Reed, who had been almost universally projected to be a first-round pick.

McShay: "I think he fell to 49, in the second round to Seattle, because if you don't develop him as a pass-rusher he may just be a one-down player. I think that was a theme this entire draft."


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