Alabama Football: Ideal NFL Draft scenarios for Tide players

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Ideal NFL Draft landing spots for Alabama football players

Landon Dickerson: Pittsburgh Steelers, 24th overall

The further we go, the less likely this is. Landon Dickerson is a great talent, but two ACL injuries and other ailments over the course of his collegiate career will scare away a lot of teams. While he could easily still go in the first round, it is unlikely for a team like Pittsburgh, who needs to win now.

However, the Steelers are desperate to add a center that can start as a rookie. They lost Maurkice Pouncey, one of the top centers in the NFL, to retirement. With Big Ben coming back, Pittsburgh’s window is closing.

Dickerson would start as soon as he is healthy, and he would change the culture in Pittsburgh. He feels like a Steeler already with his grit and determination. For a city that prides itself on being blue-collar and hardworking, Dickerson would fit like a glove.

Still, it is more likely that Landon Dickerson slips due to his injury history. The Steelers would rather draft Najee Harris if he is available or a left tackle. If Dickerson doesn’t go here, he should be hoping to go to Kansas City. He would love their culture, and he could win a Super Bowl to add to his ring collection.

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There are plenty of quality teams at the start of the second round who could use Dickerson’s talents, and he would work anywhere. This would simply maximize his earning potential on his rookie deal.