Alabama Football: Ideal NFL Draft scenarios for Tide players

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Ideal NFL Draft landing spots for Alabama football players

Alex Leatherwood: Kansas City Chiefs, 31st overall

For Alex Leatherwood, going in the first round would be a blessing. The depth of the offensive line class is deep, so he is more likely to go to a team on the second day of the draft. The good news is that no one can agree on the order of offensive linemen past the top two. While many like Christian Darrisaw and Teven Jenkins, the order can go in any direction.

That means that there is a chance that Leatherwood is drafted late in the first round. After all, it only takes one team to fall in love with him. And there is plenty to love. He has two years of tape at left tackle under his belt. He played in three national championship games in four seasons. He was also a captain and a great leader.

The Chiefs desperately need a left tackle. If Leatherwood lands in KC, he would be competing for Super Bowls. He would also likely start at left tackle due to the need. The Chiefs added guards to the roster, but they still need help on the outside.

Many project Leatherwood to make the switch to guard in the NFL due to his arm length and athleticism. While he would play well at guard, the real money is there for him if he stays at tackle. This would make him the most money as he played the most important position on the line. If he successfully protects Patrick Mahomes’s blindside, he would be a legend in the eyes of that city.