Alabama's defense figures to resume its dominant ways during the NFL draft.
Bedeviled by Deshaun Watson and Clemson in the national championship game loss , the Crimson Tide could have three defenders selected in the first round next week in Philadelphia. Five members of the front seven have a shot at being picked in the first three rounds, and the other two remain in college.
And that's just the defense. Overall, it's almost certain to be the deepest draft class of coach Nick Saban's decade-long tenure at Alabama.