With the 2023 college football offseason upon us, it’s time for fans and analysts to focus on the upcoming NFL draft.
This draft is expected to feature multiple Alabama standouts, a practice that has been commonplace in the Nick Saban era.
The latest 2023 mock draft by Natalie Miller of the Draft Wire features four Crimson Tide players from both sides of the ball.
The first two picks are expected to be quarterback Bryce Young and outside linebacker Will Anderson Jr.,
but the question remains: who will be the first overall selection?
Miller’s mock draft has an answer to that question and a few other interesting selections.
No. 1 - Will Anderson Jr., OLB (Chicago Bears) The Chicago Bears may end up trading this pick to a team in need of a quarterback.
No. 2 - Bryce Young, QB (Houston Texans) It would be a surprise to many if Bryce Young wasn’t the first quarterback off the board.
The Houston Texans have put together a solid offensive unit that is in desperate need of a quarterback.
No. 13 - Tyler Steen, OT (New York Jets) Tyler Steen was a key transfer portal addition for the Crimson Tide heading into the 2022 college football season.
No. 15 - Brian Branch, S (Green Bay Packers) The Green Bay Packers need help in the secondary and Brian Branch certainly boosts the defensive unit overall.
Notably missing: Jahmyr Gibbs Former Alabama running back Jahmyr Gibbs is excluded from this particular mock draft.