The NFL draft is finally here. The culmination of college football is when the players, who have spent years working towards their dream, finally see it become a reality. That is exactly what will happen on Thursday through Saturday, as 257 prospects will hear their names called at the podium and get to live out their NFL dream.

The draft is the one event every year that brings together the worlds of college football and the NFL. Analysts cross over, college coaches talk to NFL coaches and general managers, and college football stars who dominated at their level are now new in NFL locker rooms and once again have to prove themselves.

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This year's NFL draft will look a bit different from the Alabama perspective. Nick Saban retired in January, and shortly after, it was announced that he would take a job with ESPN and College Gameday as a college football analyst. His first event will be Thursday's NFL draft. Saban will have players who were calling him "Coach" just three and a half months ago in the draft, and he'll be talking about them as an analyst now.

While Kalen DeBoer is the new head coach of the Crimson Tide, this year's coalition of draftable prospects will still count towards Coach Saban in the record books, meaning Saban will add likely three, potentially four, more players to his already impressive list of NFL first-round draft picks.

The first round starts on Thursday night, with rounds two and three taking place on Friday night, and rounds four through seven happening on Saturday afternoon. The previously mentioned 257 players will hear their names called over the three days, and even more, will be signed as undrafted free agents with a chance to make practice squads and camp rosters.

Here are the players hoping to hear their names during this weekend's NFL draft.

Dallas Turner - EDGE
JC Latham - Offensive Tackle
Terrion Arnold - Defensive Back
Kool-Aid McKinstry - Cornerback
Chris Braswell - EDGE
Jermaine Burton - Wide Receiver
Justin Eboigbe - Defensive Line
Jase McClellan - Running Back
Jaylen Key - Safety
Darrian Dalcourt - Offensive Line
Will Reichard - Kicker
Trezman Marshall - Linebacker

First Round

JC Latham - Tennessee Titans, No. 7 Overall.
Dallas Turner - Minnesota Vikings, No. 17 Overall.
Terrion Arnold - Detroit Lions, No. 24 Overall.

Second Round

Kool-Aid McKinstry - New Orleans Saints, No. 41 Overall.
Chris Braswell - Tampa Bay Buccaneers, No. 57 Overall.

Third Round

Jermaine Burton - Cincinnati Bengals, No. 80 Overall.

Fourth Round

Justin Eboigbe - Los Angeles Chargers, No. 105 Overall.

Fifth Round


Sixth Round

Jase McClellan - Atlanta Falcons, No. 186 Overall.
Will Reichard - Minnesota Vikings, No. 203 Overall.

Seventh Round

Jaylen Key - New York Jets, No. 257 Overall (Mr. Irrelevant).

Undrafted Free Agents

Darrian Dalcourt - Baltimore Ravens.

Tide 100.9 will keep a tracker of where Alabama's players are drafted, and where undrafted free agents (UDFA) sign following the NFL draft.

Wyatt Fulton is the Brand Manager and DME for Tide 100.9, serving as an on-air host from 11:00 a.m. to noon CT every weekday and Sports Reporter covering Alabama Football and Alabama Men's Basketball. For more coverage, follow him at @FultonW_ on X, the social media app formerly known as Twitter. 

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