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Minkah Fitzpatrick is projected to be a first-round pick.

Alabama football: Prospects prepare for first round of 2018 NFL Draft on Thursday

Matt Speakman

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Alabama prospects 2018 NFL Draft

The 2018 NFL Draft will take place in Dallas at 7 p.m. CT Thursday on ESPN. The Cleveland Browns will select first, followed by the New York Giants. Safety Minkah Fitzpatrick, wide receiver Calvin Ridley, defensive tackle Da’Ron Payne and linebacker Rashaan Evans are all supposed to go in the first round. Cornerback Anthony Averett and safety Ronnie Harrison will most likely be selected in the second round. This year has the potential to be one of coach Nick Saban’s best draft classes.

Fitzpatrick is especially coveted as a top prospect. He is considered one of the best safeties in the draft along with Florida State’s Derwin James. Our own Christopher Walsh broke down why Fitzpatrick is one of the draft’s top prospects. 

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Reuben Foster’s accuser claims he never injured her

Former Alabama linebacker Reuben Foster faces felony domestic violence charges. If convicted, Foster could serve at least 12 years in prison. New reports surfaced that Foster’s accuser cannot prove that her wounds came from Foster. She said that she was trying to “trash his career” if Foster broke up with her.

Blake Barnett to transfer again

Former quarterback Blake Barnett left Alabama after Hurts was named the starter for the 2016 season. Barnett went to Arizona State. But Barnett failed to make any impact at Arizona State. He was the backup quarterback during his time there. On Wednesday, Barnett announced that he will transfer from Arizona State.

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