Only 2 Alabama players selected in latest 2022 NFL mock draft

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College football season is just over a month away, and the NFL begins shortly thereafter, and while the 2021 NFL Draft may seem fresh, but it always feels like the next draft is right around the corner.

So with that, we ask: How many Alabama players are projected to go in the first round?

According to the latest Pro Football Network mock draft by Oliver Hodgkinson, there will be only two Crimson Tide products to enter the NFL by way of the first round.

9. Carolina Panthers – Christian Harris, LB

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“Although the Panthers added a first-round cornerback and multiple defensive tackles this year, Matt Rhule’s defensive overhaul continues in this 2022 NFL Mock Draft,” writes Hodkinson. “Imagine if Rhule was around when Luke Kuechly controlled everything from the heart of the Panthers’ linebacker group. That would have been fun, right?”

5. Cincinnati Bengals – Evan Neal, OT

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“A Goliath at 6’7″ and 360 pounds, the Alabama offensive tackle would form a formidable wall for Burrow,” writes Hodgkinson. “As we’re constantly being reassured, size isn’t everything, but Neal also possesses impressive power and athleticism at the position. Additionally, his experience playing across the line gives the Bengals some maneuverability to play their best possible bookend combination.”

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