Former Alabama football stars are making waves on the NFL 100 list
Alabama football fans root for players for longer than four years. Once Crimson Tide stars leave, you get to root for them to have successful NFL careers. One of the ways to determine that success is through the NFL 100 list, and two former players have made their debut.
The NFL 100 is a list of the 100 best football players from last season, and it is determined by the players. You can argue the accuracy of these lists, but it at least shows that players are getting respect from their peers. Less than a third of the names have been announced so far, but we have already seen two Alabama football alumni make the list.
Which Alabama football stars made the list?
At No. 86, Marlon Humphrey made the list for the first time ever. Many believe that he is the best young cornerback in the game, so this is a bit disrespectful. However, this at least shows the growth of Marlon Humphrey. Humphrey was a snub from this list last season. Alabama football fans hope that he can continue to work up the list over his next few seasons.
Outside of Humphrey, Josh Jacobs also made the list at No. 72. This puts him as the highest-ranked rookie as of right now. With Kyler Murray and DK Metcalf already making the list, one can expect that Jacobs will be the highest-ranked offensive rookie. However, defensive stars like Nick Bosa will surely rank above him when it’s all said and done.
Jacobs carried a Raiders offense that lacked quality players at skill positions. Despite his injuries, he managed to get over 1000 rushing yards. His talents as a receiving back will continue to grow as his NFL career progresses. He will also be playing alongside former Alabama football star Henry Ruggs next year.
There will be other Alabama names that will surely be added to this list. Derrick Henry, Amari Cooper and Julio Jones are locks. There are also studs on the defensive side of the ball, including Minkah Fitzpatrick and Eddie Jackson. We will have to see how this list plays out, but expect at least half a dozen Tide names in total before it’s all said and done.
The NFL 100 list is always fun to debate. It at least shows that former Crimson Tide players are gaining the respect of their NFL peers.