Alabama linebacker Rashaan Evans became the next Tide player to go in the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft when the Tennessee Titans traded up to take Evans 22nd overall.

Evans was a huge pickup for the Crimson Tide coming out of high school in Auburn. It was a battle that came down to the Tide and Tigers that Nick Saban wound up winning. He would eventually play four years in Tuscaloosa, win two national championships, and play in the College Football Playoff every season.

Evans was a leader on the Alabama defense as a senior. He finished with a team-high 74 tackles, 13 tackles for a loss, and six sacks despite missing a couple games due to injury. He was named an All-American by the AFCA and earned First Team All-SEC honors for his play in 2017.

Evans becomes the third Alabama player taken in the 2018 NFL Draft, joining Minkah Fitzpatrick and Da'Ron Payne in the first round. He'll join former Heisman Trophy winner Derrick Henry in Nashville.

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