Alabama Football: Best players available on Day 2 of NFL Draft

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Plenty of Alabama football players are still up for grabs in the 2021 NFL Draft

On Thursday, Alabama football tied the record for most players drafted in the first round of the NFL Draft with six. Still, there are Tide stars who will hear their name called on Friday.

The second and third rounds are where teams look for starters at lesser positions. They add depth where they need it, and they are willing to take a risk on players with question marks. Just because a player slides doesn’t mean that they will fail.

There are four Alabama football players with hopes of being drafted Friday.

Christian Barmore

Barmore was the only Alabama football player to attend the draft and not go in the first round. Rumors swirled that he might be falling down draft boards, but his wait shouldn’t be long on Friday. He is a valuable defensive tackle with upside. No defensive tackles went in the first round, so he can still be DT1 in the draft class. Teams like the Giants, Jaguars and Raiders make plenty of sense.

Landon Dickerson

Dickerson was a great leader for the Tide, but his injury concerns made him fall out of the first round. If he can stay healthy, he is a first-round talent. Teams like the Raiders, Bengals and Dolphins make plenty of sense in the second round. We’ll see where he lands, but Dickerson will start in the NFL as soon as he is healthy.

Deonte Brown

Brown did not expect to go in the first round, and he likely won’t go in the second. Offensive guards rarely go early, and there is no chance that Brown ever plays tackle. Still, he’s a mauler in the trenches with a great resume. He will be a quality starter, but there is a chance he will have to wait until Saturday to hear his name called.

Dylan Moses

I would be surprised if Moses goes on Day 2, but he has Pro-Bowl upside. His knee injuries and struggles in 2020 moved him down the board, but Alabama football fans still hope he hears his name called soon.

Best non-Alabama players available

Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah is easily the best player available. He’s an elite linebacker who expected to go in the first round. On the offensive line, Teven Jenkins will hear his name called early.

Receivers like Elijah Moore and Terrace Marshall Jr. will have positive impacts in the NFL. Trevon Moehrig and Tyson Campbell are the best members of the secondary, and Azeez Ojulari is the best pass-rusher available.

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There is a surplus of talent on Day 2, and quality NFL front offices should be able to stack their roster by the end of the day.