Alabama Football: Ideal NFL Draft scenarios for Tide players

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What is the best scenario for Alabama football players in the draft?

Alabama football fans know how important it is for players to be drafted by the right team. It’s the difference between competing for Super Bowls and failing to sign a second contract. While talent goes a long way, players need to be put in a position to succeed.

In the past, players like Marlon Humphrey, Dont’a Hightower and Julio Jones have found perfect fits. Former Tide players like Dee Milliner and Trent Richardson busted, and part of the issue was where they were drafted.

With that in mind, what are the ideal landing spots for Alabama football players in 2021? To answer this, we must look at team needs, reputations and the order of the draft. Without projecting trades, there must be a balance between the right team to draft players and the earliest place to get drafted. While someone may be a better fit with one team, they can lose millions of dollars by falling a few spots in the draft.

With that in mind, this is the best scenario for all Alabama football players in the 2021 NFL Draft.

Mac Jones: San Francisco 49ers, 3rd overall

Not only is this Mac’s ceiling in terms of a landing spot, but it is also the best fit for him as a player. If the 49ers draft Jones, he will go to a team with an offensive genius in charge, one of the best tight ends in football, and young studs at receiver. He needs a system that will let him manipulate the pocket without having to use his legs to succeed. Jones would be an instant millionaire in a position to start for a team looking to win a Super Bowl. It’s a dream for him and Alabama football fans.