Four months ago, we dissected several NFL mock drafts to find that Alabama was in for another strong year in Chicago.
But while several players were mentioned, few mocks had more than two Tide players listed as first-round picks.
One national championship run later, vaunted ESPN analyst Mel Kiper, Jr., placed four Crimson Tide players in the top 20 of his first postseason mock draft.
The mock, available to ESPN Insider subscribers only, included the following Tide players:
- Linebacker Reggie Ragland (No. 11, Chicago)
- Defensive lineman A’Shawn Robinson (No. 12, New Orleans)
- Defensive lineman Jarran Reed (No. 16, Detroit)
- Defensive lineman Jonathan Allen (No. 19, Buffalo)