Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Alabama sends a record nine player to the NFL

The 2013 NFL draft is over and Alabama set a new record sending nine players to the NFL.
Here are the players and the teams that selected them.

  1. Dee Milliner - 9th selection of 1st round - New York Jets
  2. Chance Warmack - 10th selection of 1st round - Tennessee Titans 
  3. DJ Fluker - 11th selection of 1st round - San Diego Chargers
  4. Eddie Lacy - 2nd round - overall 61st pick - Green Bay Packers 
  5. Nico Johnson - 4th round - overall 99th pick - Kansas City Chiefs 
  6. Barrett Jones - 4th round - overall 113th pick - St. Louis Rams 
  7. Jessie Williams - 5th round - overall 137th pick - Seattle Seahawks 
  8. Quinton Dial - 5th round - overall 157th pick - San Francisco 49ers 
  9. Michael Williams -7th round - overall 211th pick - Detroit Lions
Biggest Surprises

I think that Dee Milliner dropping from a projected number 6 to 9 was a small surprise.
Also I think that Eddie Lacy being selected in the 2nd round is a shock, I think he is as good as any running back in the draft especially since Marcus Lattimore from South Carolina had that season ending injury.
There were two other running backs selected before Eddie and surprisingly no running back was selected in the first round of the draft.
That has not happened since 1963.
Finally Barrett Jones had one of the most decorated careers in Alabama history and most NFL teams are looking for linemen or possible centers, so him going in the fourth round has to be my personal biggest surprise. But what do I know I'm just a blogger.

The good news

Since Nick Saban has arrived at Alabama we have had some of the best recruiting years ever and 2013 is no exception.
Alabama has the #1 recruiting class of 2013 with (four) 5 star commitments,(thirteen) 4 star commitments and (eight) three star commitments.
A.J. McCarron will be back to lead the offense and the defense is loaded.
I think that Alabama will come out ranked #1 and have a good shot at being the National Champs again.

I hope you enjoyed this article and roll tide roll.

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Jon Jones wins and sets up possible superfight

Jon Jones destroyed Chael Sonnen this Saturday night with a first round stoppage in the UFC 159 title fight.
Many people including myself consider Jon "Bones" Jones to be the greatest pound for pound fighter in the world, the title that Anderson Silva now holds.
It has been reported that Anderson Silva has called the UFC's president Dana White and requested a bout with Jones, if  this super fight happens it will be the biggest fight in UFC history.

Jon Jones has now defended his title 6 consecutive fights, tying the record held by Tito Ortiz and he is so young and talented, I just don't see anyone stopping him right now,including Anderson Silva.

Stay tuned and I will let you know of this super fight gets scheduled.