Two Former Crimson Tide Players Selected on Day Two of the 2019 NFL Draft
Two former University of Alabama football players were selected in the second and third rounds of the 2019 NFL Draft on Friday night in downtown Nashville, Tenn.
Tight end Irv Smith Jr. was the first Crimson Tide player off the board on Friday (No. 50, Minnesota Vikings), while running back Damien Harris was chosen in the third round (No. 87, New England Patriots).
Smith and Harris join Thursday's first round picks in Quinnen Williams (No. 3, New York Jets), Jonah Williams (No. 11, Cincinnati Bengals) and Josh Jacobs (No. 24, Oakland Raiders) to make up Alabama's 2019 NFL Draft class through two days.
The 2019 Draft will wrap up with rounds 4-7 on Saturday beginning at 11 a.m. and can be seen on ABC, ESPN, NFL Network and ESPN Deportes.
Alabama Draft Recap
|New York Jets|
|Irv Smith Jr.|
|New England Patriots|
Irv Smith Jr. (No. 50 | Minnesota Vikings)
Irv Smith Jr. spent three seasons with the Crimson Tide, playing in 38 total games with 14 starts. The versatile tight end improved on his numbers each season at UA, with his most productive year coming in 2018. That junior campaign saw Smith haul in 44 catches for 710 yards and seven touchdowns. Smith’s seven touchdown receptions set a new program record by an Alabama tight end. His efforts last season earned him second team All-America accolades from the AFCA along with All-SEC second team status by the conference coaches.
Damien Harris (No. 87 | New England Patriots)
A permanent team captain on the 2018 squad, Harris passed up the NFL Draft a year ago to return for his senior season. In that final year at UA, he was selected to the All-SEC Second Team by the conference coaches after accumulating a team-high 876 yards rushing with nine scores on a team-leading 150 carries to average 5.8 yards per tote. Harris finished his time in Tuscaloosa with 3,070 career rushing yards, a total that ranks eighth all-time in Alabama annals. His four-year output also made Harris one of just eight backs in program history to eclipse the 3,000-yard mark.
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