Predicting Which Former Alabama Players Will Excel with Their New NFL Teams
A total of nine former Alabama players were selected in the 2013 NFL draft, with three of them being chosen in the first round. Just like on the playing field, the Crimson Tide asserted itself as one of the most dominant programs in all of college football.
Each player was drafted to a different team, but some of the players are being placed into better situations than others. Their skill sets match well with their new franchise's demeanor and have the potential to accomplish big things at the professional level.
Here we will predict which former Alabama stars will mesh well with their new teams.
Chance Warmack: Tennessee Titans
The Tennessee Titans drafted guard Chance Warmack with the 10th overall pick, making him the second Alabama player drafted behind cornerback Dee Milliner, who went to the New York Jets with the No. 9 pick.
Warmack gives Tennessee another dominant run-blocking guard, opposite newly acquired free agent Andy Levitre.
He adds strength and size to an offensive line in front of running back Chris Johnson and should allow the Tennessee Titans to return to the run-heavy team they used to be.
Warmack should flourish in Nashville and have a successful NFL career.
Eddie Lacy: Green Bay Packers
The Green Bay Packers drafted running back Eddie Lacy in the second round with the 61st pick.
Lacy was projected to be the first tailback to come off the board, but he watched himself slip to the end of the second round on the second day. But he couldn't have fallen into a better situation.
Lacy gives the Packers a much-needed running back whom they haven't had in years. He provides Aaron Rodgers with a versatile back who can change the offense's pace from its usual aerial attack.
He was a steal for Green Bay and will have an immediate impact in an already potent offense.
Jesse Williams: Seattle Seahawks
The Seattle Seahawks drafted defensive lineman Jesse Williams with the fourth pick in the fifth round, No. 137 overall.
Williams was considered to be a late first-round, early second-round pick, but he sat and waited until the third day of the draft to hear his name called. However, Williams fell into the lap of a defense that is already brimming with talent.
He will give the Seahawks a hole-filling presence along the defensive front, and he brings with him an entire continental fanbase.
Williams was a late-round steal for Seattle, and he will fit in well with the Seahawks defense.