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Alabama in the Draft

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Take a closer look at all the Alabama players who are hoping to get selected in the 2012 NFL Draft.
TRENT RICHARDSON
Position: Running back
Height: 5-foot-9
Weight: 228 pounds
Projection: Early first round
In six words: Per experts, surefire top-five choice
Take a closer look at Trent Richardson.
MARK BARRON
Position: Safety
Height: 6-foot-1
Weight: 214 pounds
Projection: Mid first round
In six words: Regarded as top safety in draft
Take a closer look at Mark Barron.
DRE KIRKPATRICK
Position: Cornerback
Height: 6-1
Weight: 186 pounds
Projection: Mid first round
In six words: Expected to be third cornerback chosen
Take a closer look at Dre Kirkpatrick.
COURTNEY UPSHAW
Position: Linebacker
Height: 6-foot-2
Weight: 272 pounds
Projection: Mid to late first round
In six words: Pass-rushing skills difficult to find
Take a closer look at Courtney Upshaw.
DONT'A HIGHTOWER
Position: Linebacker
Height: 6-foot-2
Weight: 265 pounds
Projection: Late first round
In six words: Classic fit for Steelers at No.24
Take a closer look at Dont'a Hightower.
DeQUAN MENZIE
Position: Defensive back
Height: 5-foot-10
Weight: 195 pounds
Projection: Rounds 3-4
In six words: Many project Menzie as a safety
JOSH CHAPMAN
Position: Nose guard
Height: 6-foot
Weight: 315 pounds
Projection: Rounds 4-5
In six words: Concerns over knee injury cloud picture
MARQUIS MAZE
Position: Wide receiver
Height: 5-foot-8
Weight: 186 pounds
Projection: Rounds 6-7
In six words: Return skills help Maze's NFL stock
BRAD SMELLEY
Position: H-back
Height: 6-foot-2
Weight: 237 pounds
Projection: Rounds 6-7
In six words: Workouts improved stock to late pick
JERRELL HARRIS
Position: Linebacker
Height: 6-foot-2
Weight: 239 pounds
Projection: Round 7-Priority free agent
In six words: Athleticism, special teams ability are attractive
DARIUS HANKS
Position: Wide receiver
Height: 6-foot
Weight: 184 pounds
Projection: Priority free agent
In six words: Soft hands but undersized for NFL
WILLIAM VLACHOS
Position: Center
Height: 6-foot-1
Weight: 319 pounds
Projection: Priority free agent
In six words: Should get a training camp opportunity
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