| PRO Alabama in the NFL Draft, 2024: With four selected on the final day, Bama sends 10 to the NFL through the draft.

How to watch the 2024 NFL Draft

You can watch the draft live on NFL Network, NFL+, ESPN, ESPN2, and ESPN Deportes. Tune in at 8 p.m. ET on April 25 to catch all the draft action live

When is the 2024 NFL Draft

The 2024 NFL Draft will take place between Thursday April 25 and Saturday 27, 2024. The action from Detroit will kick off with Round 1 on Thursday, and finish with Rounds 4-7 on Saturday, April 27.



The Crimson Tide had 10 total players selected across three days of this year’s NFL Draft

The University of Alabama football program had 10 total former players selected in the 2024 NFL Draft, including Justin Eboigbe (No. 105, Los Angeles Chargers) in the fourth round, Jase McClellan (No. 186, Atlanta Falcons) and Will Reichard (No. 203, Minnesota Vikings) in the sixth round and Jaylen Key (No. 257, New York Jets) who heard his name called with the final pick of the draft, as the event concluded Saturday afternoon.

Eboigbe (DL), McClellan (RB), Reichard (PK) and Key (S) joined offensive tackle JC Latham (No. 7, Titans), outside linebacker Dallas Turner (No. 17, Vikings), cornerback Terrion Arnold (No. 24, Lions), cornerback Kool-Aid McKinstry (No. 41, Saints) outside linebacker Chris Braswell (No. 57, Buccaneers) and wide receiver Jermaine Burton (No. 80, Bengals) as part of the Tide's nine-man 2024 NFL Draft class.

With its 10 selections across the three days, Alabama has now had at least seven draft picks for 13 straight years (2012-present).

Draft Notes
  • Since 2009, Alabama has produced 133 draft picks, the most by any college football program during that span
  • Alabama's 10 drafted players in 2023 tied for the second-most in school history (UA had 10 drafted players in 1945, 2017, 2019, 2021 and 2023)
Alabama's 2024 NFL Draft Recap

JC Latham
Tennessee Titans
Dallas Turner
Minnesota Vikings
Terrion Arnold
Detroit Lions
Kool-Aid McKinstry
New Orleans Saints
Chris Braswell
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Jermaine Burton
Cincinnati Bengals
Justin Eboigbe
Los Angeles Chargers
Jase McClellan
Atlanta Falcons
Will Reichard
Minnesota Vikings
Jaylen Key
New York Jets

Justin Eboigbe, Defensive Lineman (No. 105 | Los Angeles Chargers)

Eboigbe returned to full health in 2023 to play a key role on the Tide defense. He ranked fourth on UA with 64 total tackles, including 11.5 for loss (-40 yards) and seven sacks (-40 yards), while adding four quarterback hurries and a pass breakup. Eboigbe ranked second on Alabama in tackles for loss, third in sacks and finished fourth in total tackles on the way to All-SEC First Team honors from the conference coaches. He saw time in four games in 2022 before a neck injury cut his season short. Despite the limited action, Eboigbe recorded 11 tackles, including half a tackle for loss, while also adding two quarterback hurries. The 2021 season saw the Forest Park, Ga., native post 19 tackles, including half a sack (-1 yard), to go with two pass breakups, a pair of quarterback hurries and two fumble recoveries. In 2020, Eboigbe played in all 13 games, accumulating 19 tackles, including half a tackle for loss (-1 yard), to go with three quarterback pressures and an interception. Called into duty early as a freshman, Eboigbe played in 10 games in 2019 and registered 10 tackles, including three for loss (-4 yards) and 1.5 sacks (-2 yards), while adding a quarterback hurry.

Jase McClellan, Running Back (No. 186 | Atlanta Falcons)

A four-year contributor at running back, McClellan finished his Crimson Tide career with 1,981 yards to rank 24th on Alabama's all-time rushing yards list. He stepped into the starting role as a senior, leading UA's backfield with 180 carries for 890 yards and eight touchdowns while adding 15 receptions for 137 yards in 2023. As a junior, McClellan ranked second on the Tide with 112 carries and 655 rushing yards to go with a team-high seven rushing touchdowns. He also tallied 14 receptions for 174 yards and three scores during that 2022 season when he backed up eventual first-rounder Jahmyr Gibbs. The 2021 season was cut short for McClellan, as an injury forced his early exit. In his true freshman season of 2020, McClellan carved out a role for himself in a deep backfield while working on special teams. He rushed 23 times for 245 yards and two touchdowns while backing up Najee Harris and Brian Robinson Jr.

Will Reichard, Placekicker (No. 203 | Minnesota Vikings)

One of the most reliable placekickers in college football history, Reichard leaves Tuscaloosa as the NCAA's career points leader with 547 thanks to 84 field goals and 295 PATs. He also finished as Alabama's career record holder for field goals, 50-plus yard field goals (10) and PATs. Reichard's senior season saw him accumulate 121 points on 22-of-25 field goals and 55 PATs in as many tries, earning him SEC Special Teams Player of the Year and first team All-SEC recognition. In 2022, Reichard ranked second in the SEC and third nationally in total points scored with 130 and was good on 22 field goals across 26 tries and while notching 64 PATs in as many attempts. During his junior year of 2021, Reichard led the SEC and ranked fifth nationally for total points scored with 137 on 22 made field goals across 28 tries while adding 71 PATs in 72 chances. The Hoover native was perfect on all attempts during the 2020 season, totaling 126 points on 84 PATs and 14 field goals to earn first team All-America recognition. As a true freshman in 2019, Reichard won the starting kicker job for the Tide during fall camp and played in five games before injuries limited his playing time. In that first season, he totaled 33 points on 4-of-7 field goals and 21-of-22 PATs.

Jaylen Key, Defensive Back (No. 257 | New York Jets)

Key earned a starting spot in the Alabama secondary in 2023 after transferring in from UAB. He started 12 games at safety last season, recording 60 total tackles, including 1.5 for loss (-2 yards). Key also broke up a pass and recorded an interception with a return of 13 yards. Prior to his lone season in Tuscaloosa, Key spent four seasons at UAB. He played in 43 games and totaled 74 career tackles, including 3.5 for loss (-10 yards) and one sack (-7 yards), along with three interceptions, five pass breakups, a pair of forced fumbles and one fumble recovery while with the Blazers.
"With pick #116..."
"With pick #189..."

Think back a bit; the first week of November, last fall. We're chatting about the upcoming game against LSU and talking about their playmakers.

Pick #116? Jordan Jefferson.
Pick #189? Mekhi Wingo?!?

Now. Let's compare what fans thought of the two before the game and what the NFL thinks of them, today. Would you have guessed they'd fall this far?

While I don't pay a lot of attention to the NFL, one thing continues to shock me. I see these teams grabbing offensive guys quickly and at the same time watch some good defenders drop to lower picks ... falling to teams who were already SB contenders.
Another thing this draft has shown...

When Bama lost to Tennessee a couple of years ago I tried to point out how experience laden their offensive skill guys were that season. It made a huge difference; the difference.

UT has three in the draft this season. In my opinion, that goes to show that roster wasn't "talent laden," but had a few bright spots for a season.

The Tennessee Cicada's.
Top Bottom