Alabama’s Biggest Sleepers in the 2022 NFL Draft
The 2022 NFL Draft is officially here which means many former Crimson Tide stars will hear their names called and have their dreams come true this weekend.
For players like Evan Neal and Jameson Williams, that dream will, in all likelihood, come true in round one tonight, but for the rest of the Tide's draft eligible players, they won't be taken off the board until later rounds.
For some of those players, the team that selects them will be getting an absolute steal.
Here are the Crimson Tide's biggest sleepers in the 2022 NFL Draft.
Jalyn Armour-Davis, CB
Projected: 3rd-4th round
Jalyn Armour-Davis was a starter for just a single season at Alabama, but showed more than enough in one year to justify a team selecting him. While he likely won't come off the board until the third round at best, whatever teams scoops up the 22-year old is getting someone that could develop into a complete lockdown corner. Armour-Davis, in his lone season as a starter, finished with 36 tackles, nine pass deflections and three interceptions. Though he struggled to get onto the field until his final year at Alabama, Armour-Davis showed a lot of very impressive skills in that year.
Brian Robinson, Jr., RB
Projected: 4th-5th round
Brian Robinson, Jr. waited patiently for his turn at Alabama and took complete advantage of it when it finally came. The Tuscaloosa native from Hillcrest High School ran for over 1,300 yards with 14 touchdowns in 2021, but also showed off his versatility, hauling in 35 receptions for 296 yards and two touchdowns. While you certainly pick up a bruising style of running back in Robinson, his pass catching ability makes him much more valuable in the modern NFL than many realize. Whatever team can spend a fourth or fifth round pick on Robinson should be extremely happy.
Christopher Allen, Edge
Projected: 6th-7th round
Christopher Allen fell down boards as a result of his problematic injury history and lack of production while at Alabama. In his sophomore season, Allen suffered a knee injury that sidelined him all year, and as a senior, suffered a foot injury in week one that would also cut his season short. In the two seasons in which Allen saw extended playing time, the former four-star compiled 52 tackles, 17.5 TFLs and 6.5 sacks and showed flashes of greatness. Whatever teams selects Allen could get a very solid edge rusher in the late rounds so long as he can stay healthy.
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