2023 NFL mock draft: The number of Alabama players continues to drop

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The 2022 college football season is still a few months away from kicking off, but most analysts assume they know who will be taken early in the first round of the 2023 NFL draft.

Former Alabama players are regulars when it comes to the annual three-day event, especially in the first round.

In the 2022 draft, only two Crimson Tide players were selected. While having one player drafted in the first round would be cause for celebration, two is a relatively low number for Alabama.

Looking ahead to 2023, some draft experts and analysts predict Alabama to tie or break the record of six players selected in the first round. The record was set by Miami in 2004 and tied by Alabama in 2021.

The latest mock draft done by Luke Easterling of the Draft Wire has dropped the number of former Crimson Tide layers to four in Round 1.

Here’s who they are and where they land.

2. Will Anderson (LB)

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The Team: Atlanta Falcons

3. Bryce Young (QB)

Bryce Young
Bryce Young

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The Team: Seattle Seahawks

14. Eli Ricks (CB)

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The Team: Philadelphia Eagles

19. Malachi Moore (S)

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The Team: Philadelphia Eagles

Missed the cut

These players have been mentioned in previous mock drafts as potential first-round picks but were not selected in Easterling’s latest mock draft.

  • Henry To’oTo’o (LB)

  • Jaylen Moody (LB)

  • Jahmyr Gibbs (RB)

  • Jordan Battle (S)