Alabama Football: What AJ McCarron Must Do to Be a First Round NFL Draft Pick

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Alabama Football: What AJ McCarron Must Do to Be a First Round NFL Draft Pick
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Twelve months from now, Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron will be anxiously awaiting the announcement that he has been chosen in the 2014 NFL draft.

But in the meantime, McCarron has some work to do.

At this point, little doubt remains that the bow-tie wearing, tattooed, model-dating leader of the Tide offense will go down in Alabama history as the best to ever throw a pass at the Capstone.

Statistically, no one even comes close.

Having said that, there is no certainty the NFL has the same confidence in McCarron that the Crimson Tide Nation does.

Even with his 25-2 record as a starting quarterback and two BCS national titles under his belt, McCarron has struggled to shake the title of "game manager" from his resume. Unfortunately, this unwanted moniker may prevent him from becoming a first-round pick in the NFL draft.

There are a few things McCarron can do to overcome this. Over the next year, this will be the task at hand for the Alabama superstar—as if he didn't have enough on his plate already.

Here is what McCarron can do to firmly cement his place as a first-round talent in next year's NFL draft.

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