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Alabama has 22 first round draft picks under Nick Saban since 2009

The Alabama Crimson Tide Football Program sent four former players to NFL on Thursday Night. Since 2009 under Nick Saban as Head Football Coach, Alabama has produced 22 first round draft picks. Today, we recap the 1st round picks by the year.

READ: After long wait, Alabama nets four first-round selections in NFL Draft

*Humphrey goes 16th to Baltimore

*Allen goes 17th to Washington

*O.J. Howard goes 19 to Tampa Bay

*Reuben Foster goes 31st to 49ers

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PHILADELPHIA, PA - APRIL 27: Nick Saban, head football coach at the University of Alabama, poses on stage prior to the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft at the Philadelphia Museum of Art on April 27, 2017 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
Alabama 1st Round Draft Picks Since 2007 
Year Player/Position  Overall Pick  Rivals.com Star Ranking 

2017

Marlon Humphrey/DB

16th/Baltimore

2017

Jonathan Allen/DL

17th/Washington

2017

O.J. Howard/TE

19th/Tampa Bay

2017

Reuben Foster/LB

31st/San Francisco

2016

Ryan Kelly/C

18th/Indianpolis

2015

Amari Cooper/WR

4th/Oakland

2014

C.J. Mosley/LB

17th/Baltimore

2014

Ha Ha Clinton-Dix/DB

21st/Green Bay

2013

Dee Milliner/DB

9th/NY Jets

2013

Chance Warmack/G

10th/Tennessee

2013

D.J. Fluker/OT

11th/San Diego

2012

Trent Richardson/RB

3rd/Cleveland

2012

Mark Barron/S

7th/Tampa Bay

2012

Dre Kirkpatrick/CB

17th/Cincinnati

2012

Dont'a Hightower/LB

25th/New England

2011

Marcell Dareus/DT

3rd/Buffalo

2011

Julio Jones/WR

6th/Atlanta

2011

James Carpenter/OT

25th/Seattle

2011

Mark Ingram Jr./RB

28th/New Orleans

2010

Rolando McClain/LB

8th/Oakland

2010

Kareem Jackson/CB

20th/Houston

2009

Andre Smith/OT

6th/Cincinnati

2008

No 1st round picks

No 1st round picks

2007

No 1st round picks

No 1st round picks

READ: After long wait, Alabama nets four first-round selections in NFL Draft

It took some time, but by the wee hours of Thursday night’s NFL Draft, four former Alabama players found a new home. Defensive back Marlon Humphrey, defensive lineman Jonathan Allen, tight end O.J. Howard and linebacker Reuben Foster all heard their names called, allowing the Crimson Tide to tie a SEC record four first-round selections in a single year.

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Jonathan Allen (Alabama) poses with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell (right) as he is selected as the number 17 overall pick to the Washington Redskins in the first round the 2017 NFL Draft at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

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*Humphrey goes 16th to Baltimore

*Allen goes 17th to Washington

*O.J. Howard goes 19 to Tampa Bay

*Reuben Foster goes 31st to 49ers

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