Where do Jameson Williams, Evan Neal land in Mel Kiper’s first 2022 mock draft?

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The 2021 College Football season has concluded, which means it’s NFL draft season.

Numerous Alabama players are expected to be drafted, but only two are projected to be off the board after the first round. While most programs would love to have more than one first-round players in the same draft class, it’s actually a slow year for the Crimson Tide.

Long-time ESPN NFL draft expert Mel Kiper released his first 2022 NFL Mock Draft, and he has both Evan Neal and Jameson Williams being drafted on the first night of the draft.

Kiper has the big, athletic offensive tackle, Neal, being drafted No. 3 overall to the Houston Texans.

As for Williams, Kiper admits that the wide receiver would have been drafted much earlier had it not been for the torn ACL he suffered in the national championship game against Georgia. His projection for Williams is No. 21 overall to the New England Patriots.

“Williams, an Ohio State transfer with blazing speed, had a fantastic season for the Crimson Tide, catching 79 passes for 1,572 yards and 15 touchdowns. He would likely be in the top-10 range if he didn’t tear his ACL in the national title game, which means he might not be ready for training camp. Still, I don’t think he’s going to fall too far, because he’s a true No. 1 wideout when he’s healthy. This is good value for New England,” writes Kiper.

Roll Tide Wire will continue to follow the 2022 NFL draft trends and share updates on how former Alabama players are affected.

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