NFL Draft Prop Bet Suggests Alabama Will Produce at Least 3 First-Round 2019 NFL Draft Picks
By David Hayes
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It's safe to say a college football program is doing something right whenever there's a prop bet on how many 2019 NFL Draft picks it could produce in the first round.
And that program would be the University of Alabama, as the oddsmakers at FanDuel Sportsbook have released an NFL Draft prop bet that suggests we're more likely to see at least three former Crimson Tide players taken in the first round of Thursday's draft.
Alabama defensive tackle Quinnen Williams is the most obvious option to come off the draft board in the first round, currently projected as a top 3 overall pick by many analysts. Williams also made a big splash in the odds to be this year's No. 1 overall pick recently, going from a +2000 shot to just a +600 shot over the past two weeks, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
Behind Quinnen Williams, Alabama offensive tackle Jonah Williams is another tremendous talent many draft analysts believe could be taken in the first 10 picks. Jonah Williams is also considered to be the top offensive lineman in the 2019 class, with Florida's Jawaan Taylor close behind.
Alabama running back Josh Jacobs is, perhaps, the most likely culprit to crack the over on this prop bet as the third Crimson Tide talent drafted in the first round. Jacob's teammate and fellow Alabama running back Damien Harris make up the consensus top 2 RB prospects in this year's class, but many scouts seem to think Jacob's body type and skillset will better translate at the next level.
As for any other first-round dark horses from Alabama, ILB Mack Wilson, TE Irv Smith Jr. and safety Deonte Thompson could all sneak into the late first round as well. Regardless of how many first rounders Alabama ends up producing, it's safe to say the Crimson Tide have quite the loaded class in the 2019 NFL Draft.
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