BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - Six University of Alabama players were selected in the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft.
Many expected to see talent from the University of Alabama early in the first round, and it didn’t take long before Bama fans began hearing familiar names.
Jaylen Waddle was selected by the Miami Dolphins as the 6th overall pick.
Once in Miami, Waddle will be reunited with former Bama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa.
Bama cornerback Patrick Surtain was next up, selected by the Denver Broncos as the number 9 pick.
DeVonta Smith was taken by the Philadelphia Eagles as the number 10 overall pick.
Smith will find a familiar face in Philadelphia in Jaylen Hurts, former Bama quarterback drafted by Eagles last year.
With the 15th overall pick, Bama QB Mac Jones was selected by the New England Patriots.
With the 17th pick, the Las Vegas Raiders selected OT Alex Leatherwood.
Steelers Nation selected running back Najee Harris as the 24th pick.
The 2nd round saw two more Bama players with Landon Dickerson selected by the Philadelphia Eagles and Christian Barmore selected by the New England Patriots.
Auburn WR receiver Anthony Schwartz was picked up by the Cleveland Browns as the 91st pick in the 3rd round.