Nick Saban officially became the head coach of Alabama on January 4, 2007. After his first two years in Tuscaloosa, only one athlete under his watch was taken in the first round of the NFL Draft. It's been an absolute avalanche of first round selections since then as Nick Saban NFL players are draped all over the professional landscape.
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The 2018 draft marked the fourth time a grand total of four Saban disciples were taken in the first round alone. And don't forget the 2013 draft when three straight Crimson Tide players were taken with back-to-back-to-back selections.
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Nick Saban NFL Players That Were First Round Draft Picks
Here's a complete list of all 26 first-round selections thus far during Saban's time at Alabama.
|Mark Ingram Jr.||28||RB||2011|
|D. J. Fluker||11||OT||2013|
|C. J. Mosley||17||LB||2014|
|Ha Ha Clinton-Dix||21||S||2014|
|O. J. Howard||19||TE||2017|