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Marlon Humphrey goes No. 16 to Baltimore Ravens in NFL Draft

Marlon Humphrey returns an interception for a touchdown against USC during the 2016 season
Marlon Humphrey returns an interception for a touchdown against USC during the 2016 season

Marlon Humphrey became the first Alabama player selected in the NFL Draft on Thursday night when he was taken with the No. 16 pick in the first round by the Baltimore Ravens. His selection extends Alabama’s streak of nine straight years with at least one first-round selection, the longest active streak by any school.

Last season, Humphrey earned first-team All-America honors by the Football Writers Association of America after recording two interceptions, one returned for a touchdown, and five pass breakups. He was part of an Alabama secondary that finished No. 24 in pass defense, allowing opponents 197.9 yards per game through the air.

A redshirt sophomore last season, Humphrey leaves the Crimson Tide after just two seasons at Alabama. Marlon is the son of former Alabama running back Bobby Humphrey, who played five seasons in the NFL with the Denver Broncos and Miami Dolphins.

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