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Thoughts on the First Round of the NFL Draft

Former Alabama tackle D.J. Fluker was drafted No. 11 overall by the San Diego Chargers. (AP photo)

Former Alabama tackle D.J. Fluker was drafted No. 11 overall by the San Diego Chargers. (AP photo)

Before I get analytical here, be sure to click here to read the post from earlier on the draft, including the spot in which every Alabama player drafted in the first round was taken and what head coach Nick Saban had to say about it.

– I cannot get over the fact that the Detroit Lions did not take Dee Milliner at No. 5. The Lions already have Ndamukong Suh and Nick Fairley on the defensive line, and have no one in the secondary to speak of. Instead, they draft Ezekial Ansah, a defensive end from BYU, to add to a defensive line that is set as it is. One of the biggest head-scratchers of the draft, I think.

– That being said, Milliner found a pretty good landing spot in New York. The Jets recently traded Darrelle Revis away to the Tampa Bay Bucs and leaves a hole wide-open for a No. 1 cornerback that an aggressive, blitz-heavy defense like the one Rex Ryan runs needs desperately. Milliner will be tested heavily and quickly, being in a division with greats like Tom Brady in New England, plus meetings with Matt Ryan and Julio Jones (Falcons), Drew Brees (Saints), Ben Roethlisberger (Steelers) and Joe Flacco (Ravens) on the schedule for 2013 as well.

– Speaking of head scratchers, I’m also a little skeptical of North Carolina guard Jonathan Cooper being taken No. 7 overall ahead of Chance Warmack

Cooper, on the other hand, had the chance to pick on lesser competition such as Wake Forest, Isaho, Duke and Virginia, to name a few, last season with the Tar Heels. Warmack will fit in beautifully in Tennessee, as the Titans are trying to build a balanced run-pass attack and they have the perfect guard for it.

- Speaking of perfect fits, it's hard to hate D.J. Fluker going to the Chargers. I don’t see Chargers quarterback Phillip Rivers complaining at the thought of putting Fluker’s massive body in front of him for protection. Fluker may not be on a winning team right away, sometimes because of Rivers…..

….but he will certainly have a chance to shine.

– I am not surprised that both Eddie Lacy went undrafted after the first round. Lacy is quite injury prone, as you have surely noticed by now, to the point where he really only played one game close to 100 percent – the BCS National Championship Game against Notre Dame. He may have exploded for 140 yards a a touchdown on seven yards per carry, but that’s just one game. There is not enough data on him as a fully healthy back.

Plus, in today’s NFL, a 20-carry back is a thing of the past. Lacy will be part of a three-man rotation, in all likelihood, and first-round money might be a little too much to pay for one of three backs.

– I can say the same for Barrett Jones. His Lis franc injury in his foot surely does not help his case, but his versatility could come back to bite him: we all know he can play every position on the line, but can he be a soldified starter in the NFL at any of them? This is a question that a lot of general managers have about Jones. Whoever gets Jones will certainly be drafting a valuable player, as his attitude and public perception will do wonders for the team’s PR department, but his on-field potential is being questioned, whether that be fair or not.

Video Gallery: Alabama in the 1st Round of the NFL Draft

Below, we have compiled videos from the three former Alabama players selected in the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft.

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Cornerback Dee Milliner

You can click here to see Milliner’s name called as the No. 9 overall pick, on his way to the New York Jets. You can also see some highlights of Milliner’s post-draft interviews by clicking here, and then another in the video below.

ESPN NFL Draft analyst Todd McShay went in-detail with the Tennessee Titans decision to draft Chance Warmack.

Finally, you can click here to see the video of D.J. Fluker being drafted by the San Diego Chargers.

Also, Chargers general manager Tom Telesco and head coach Mike McCoy go over the decision to draft Fluker.

Alabama makes history in the NFL Draft

Former Alabama cornerback Dee Milliner after being drafted 9th overall by the New York Jets. (AP photo)

Former Alabama cornerback Dee Milliner after being drafted 9th overall by the New York Jets. (AP photo)

“The Process Realized, Nick Saban.” That was the signature on the “Not If, But When” posters released by UA as a promotion for its players on NFL Draft Day.

As it has in several NFL Drafts in the last four years, Alabama made history and made itself the first school to have players taken back-to-back-to-back in the first round. Cornerback Dee Milliner went No. 9 to the New York Jets, offensive guard Chance Warmack went No. 10 to the Tennessee Titans and offensive tackle D.J. Fluker went No. 11 to the San Diego Chargers.

Alabama head football coach Nick Saban likes where Milliner is headed, to a team that desperately needs him after trading away star cornerback Darrelle Revis to the Tampa Bay Bucs.

“I think it is a great opportunity for Dee,” Saban said. “Rex Ryan does a lot of the same stuff that we do in terms of how they play in the secondary and what they do. I think Dee will fit right in, they do a lot of stuff, and he is a smart guy. I think it is a good fit for him.”

Fluker found a similarly-beneficial situation, going to the Chargers where he can contend immediately for a starting job.

“The run on tackles early on with three going in the first four picks, really helped D.J.,” Saban said. “It is great place for him to have that opportunity. San Diego is a good organization and a great place to live. I think he will do a really good job as well.”

Saban praised Warmack’s ability to fit into any situation and not hoping for a specific team to pick him up.

“Chance would have been a good player anywhere,” Saban said. “There aren’t many guys that are as powerful as he is, and plays with the kind of consistency that he plays with. I kind of knew those two guys were going to be picked right in there, and I was happy it happened that way. It is a great pick for Tennessee.”

Alabama 2013 Pro Day: Lacy, Milliner miss the action, await next chance

Former Alabama running back Eddie Lacy in his interview with NFL Network on Alabama's Pro Day (Copyright photo by Brett Hudson).

Former Alabama running back Eddie Lacy in his interview with NFL Network on Alabama’s Pro Day (Copyright photo by Brett Hudson).

Former Alabama running back Eddie Lacy was not at 100 percent health for very much, if any, of his Alabama career. And now it seems the bad luck has followed him to his pre-NFL Draft workouts, as Lacy suffered a hamstring injury that kept him out of both the NFL Combine and Alabama’s Pro Day on Wednesday.

Lacy, who said he suffered the injury while doing a mock combine in training for the big one in Indianapolis, admitted the ongoing injury issue of his was annoying.

“It is frustrating, but at the end of the day, there’s nothing you can do but rehab and get better for next time,” Lacy said.

Lacy said he will not give any private workouts and will wait for the last of Alabama’s three Pro Days.

Lacy did get to go to the Combine and interview with the teams.

Former Alabama cornerback Dee Milliner at Pro Day (Copyright photo by Brett Hudson)

Former Alabama cornerback Dee Milliner at Pro Day (Copyright photo by Brett Hudson)

“It was cool,” Lacy said. “It was a good experience just to be in the position to be able to meet those guys and hopefully I made good impressions on some of them in there and I’ll be on their team.”

Also missing Pro Day was former Alabama cornerback Dee Milliner, who had a stellar showing at the NFL Combine, but had shoulder surgery immediately afterwards that held him out of activity on Wednesday.

Also out of activity was former offensive lineman Barrett Jones, outside of his showing on the bench press. Click here to read more about Jones’ Pro Day.

Mel Kiper’s opinion of Barrett Jones improves

Alabama offensive lineman Barrett Jones (75) is a three-time Associated Press All-American. (AP photo by Butch Dill, File)

Alabama offensive lineman Barrett Jones (75) is a three-time Associated Press All-American. (AP photo by Butch Dill, File)

ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr. likes the versatility of Alabama All-America center Barrett Jones but isn’t listing him as a first-round choice for this year’s NFL draft.

“Obviously he has the injury to deal with. He’s in the second-round discussion,” Kiper said this morning in an ESPN conference call.

Kiper listed Jones as a third- or fourth-round possibility in a November conference call with reporters.

Kiper ranks Jones as the No. 2 center nationally behind Wisconsin’s Travis Frederick. Jones had surgery after the BCS National Championship Game to repair torn ligaments in his foot and will miss most pre-draft workouts.

Jones also played guard and tackle at Alabama: “Jones can played anywhere you want on the offensive line,” Kiper said.

Kiper lists Alabama’s D.J. Fluker as the “top guy at right tackle.”

The question surrounding Fluker before the season concerned his pass-protection abilities, but Kiper said Fluker answered that.

“I thought in pass protection this year did a great job,” he said. “I thought he held up a lot better in pass protection than I thought he would.”

As for Alabama guard Chance Warmack, Kiper said it’s possible he could go as high as sixth to Cleveland or seventh to Arizona. The last time Alabama had a guard go that high in the draft was John Hannah, an All-Pro who went fourth in 1973 to New England.

Kiper has Tide cornerback Dee Milliner going fourth to the Philadelphia Eagles, calling him the “elite corner” in the draft.

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More mock drafts that love the Crimson Tide

Alabama had four guys taken in the first round of the last two NFL drafts, and NFL.com is predicting it will happen again.

NFL.com has four experts giving their prediction for the first round, and while all four are listing four Alabama guys getting the call, they can’t agree on which four.

All four are predicting guard Chance Warmack and cornerback Dee Milliner will go in the first round. But Bucky Brooks adds offensive tackle D.J. Fluker and noseguard Jesse Williams to the list. Daniel Lewis has Williams and running back Eddie Lacy in the first round.

Charles Davis is adding Fluker and Lacy, and Gil Brandt has Williams and center Barrett Jones.

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Tide’s Milliner leaves for NFL with no regrets

Alabama defensive back Dee Milliner (28) runs back an interception past Michigan wide receiver Jeremy Gallon. (AP photo by LM Otero)

Alabama defensive back Dee Milliner (28) runs back an interception past Michigan wide receiver Jeremy Gallon. (AP photo by LM Otero)

TUSCALOOSA — One of the first times Dee Milliner met Nick Saban came at his high school gym.

Although almost the entire school knew it, Milliner didn’t believe Saban had come to Stanhope Elmore High and was hanging out in the gym.

“Everybody was saying, ‘Coach Saban’s in the gym.’ Something like that,” Milliner said. “I was like, ‘Nobody told me,’ so I thought he wasn’t there. When I got ready to come in there, he was in there, dribbling around a basketball, like he was going to play one-on-one.

“It was a great experience for me when I first met him, when he first offered me, when he was recruiting me.”

Alabama All-America cornerback Dee Milliner at the Tide's practice Thursday. (Copyright photo by Gary Cosby Jr. of The Decatur Daily)

Alabama All-America cornerback Dee Milliner at a BCS practice. (Copyright photo by Gary Cosby Jr. of The Decatur Daily)

A lot has changed for Milliner since then. After helping Stanhope Elmore to the state football playoffs all four years he attended school there, then playing a big role in Alabama’s back-to-back national championships, he is headed to the NFL.

An All-America cornerback, he announced Friday he will bypass his senior year and enter in the NFL draft, which will be April 25-27. He said he made up his mind Wednesday.

He said he got his report back from the NFL draft advisory board after Alabama beat Georgia in the SEC Championship Game, and that the board rated him as a likely first-round choice.

It hardly is alone in its opinion of Milliner. Trying to find a mock draft that doesn’t list him as a first-round pick is kind of like trying to find a day when the earth didn’t turn and the sun didn’t rise.

If he hadn’t found such assurances of his draft chances, he might not have bypassed his senior season.

“I decided after sitting down with Coach Saban, talked with my people, I felt like I had a great experience here, but I had a great chance of being picked in the first round,” he said. “It played a role in leaving.”

In addition, Milliner said he felt he had done everything at Alabama he wanted to do: win a championship, make All-American, and help the Crimson Tide continue to thrive. Alabama was the preseason No. 1 team when he arrived in 2010 and likely will be again as he leaves.

“I fulfilled all my goals,” he said. “I think I’m ready and prepared to go to the next level.”

Also, he has dreamed of the NFL before. He has talked often about how he joked with his Stanhope Elmore coach, Jeff Foshee, about playing pro football eventually.

“Actually, he called me the day before the (BCS) game; we were cracking jokes still about that,” Milliner said. “Now, it’s fixing to be come a reality, and I’ll be overwhelmed when that time comes and I get my named called.”

Milliner said he doesn’t have an agent yet and hasn’t planned out a training schedule. However, he said he has spoken with former Alabama cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick, who was a first-round pick in last year’s draft. Kirkpatrick spent much of his rookie season with the Cincinnati Bengals out with a broken bone in his knee.

“He said it’s always the same, he says from high school to college and from college to NFL,” Milliner said. “There’s a business side now in the NFL. Competition, the same thing that you always had here. Different skill sets and calibre of people you’re going to play with.”

As for Saban, his most recent conversations with Milliner haven’t involved playing basketball in the Stanhope Elmore gym. Instead, the coach said he has spoken with Milliner about graduating. He said Milliner is less than two semesters from his degree.

“One of the issues always when you talk about is a guy going out in the NFL draft: Is he going to be able to graduate?” Saban said. “I always tell the players that someday somebody’s going to tell you that you can’t play football any more, and it’s not going to be your choice. The one thing that’s going to affect that is the fact that you’ve developed a career outside athletics and graduated from school.”

It doesn’t surprise Milliner that even though he has played his final game for Saban, the coach still is advising and coaching him. Milliner said he figured he wouldn’t have a chance to make it to the NFL with out him.

“I feel very much comfortable and ready for anything that’s thrown at me at the next level,” Milliner said. “The way that they push you and get at you here, it’s different from all the other schools. The things that we do here are so different and are the same as they do in the NFL, so I think I’ll be very much ready.”

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Another mock NFL draft, with respect for Chance Warmack’s belly

Chance Warmack (65) after helping spring T.J. Yeldon (4) with a block against Notre Dame. (AP photo)

Chance Warmack (65) after helping spring T.J. Yeldon (4) with a block against Notre Dame. (AP photo)

SB Nation has included four Alabama players in its mock NFL draft and pay homage to Alabama guard Chance Warmack‘s short, belly-showing jerseys. The editors did so by linking back to The Daily Bama Blog.

SB Nation predicts Tide cornerback Dee Milliner will go to Tampa Bay with the 13th pick, noseguard Jesse Williams to Carolina at No. 14, Warmack to St. Louis at No. 16, and center Barrett Jones to Green Bay at No. 26. In addition, the draft includes 17 guys from the Southeastern Conference, including 11 of the top 19.

SB Nation’s Dan Kadar particularly likes Warmack and says he could be gone long before the 16th pick. Here’s what he wrote: “This is a pick that stayed the same from the last mock. If Warmack happens to be around when the Rams pick, they should set a land speed record for getting their pick to the commissioner’s podium. Plug Warmack into the left guard position, get him an extra short, stomach-showing jersey and forget about the position for a decade.”

Click here to see the predicted first round.

Speaking with reporters after practice in October, Warmack said he likes the short jersey, even if that means he reveals his stomach on national television every once in a while.

“I started (wearing the short jersey) last year around midseason,” Warmack said. “It was comfortable for me. I’m not trying to draw any attention to myself. I just feel comfortable like that. I do it in practice; I do it in the game. That’s just how I like to do it.”

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Milliner, Lacy follow Tide’s recent history of NFL success at their positions

TUSCALOOSA, Alabama — After helping Alabama win a couple of national championships, Crimson Tide running back Eddie Lacy and cornerback Dee Milliner now have a larger task — carrying on the Tide’s good name at the professional level.

Both Lacy and Milliner announced at a news conference today they are leaving Alabama to turn pro.

Lacy is following in the footsteps of Heisman Trophy winner Mark Ingram and Walker Award winner Trent Richardson, both of whom bypassed their senior season and were picked in the first round of the NFL draft. Milliner is following the example of cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick and safety Mark Barron, a pair of former teammates who were first-round picks, too.

Lacy said the NFL advisory board told him he could be either a second- or third-round pick in April draft. When making his decision to leave, he considered how long a running back has to play.

“We get hit a lot, so you have to pretty much go when you can,” Lacy said. “It’s all about the position you put yourself in at the end of the season, and if you’re able to go, you should leave. But if you have to come back and play another year, that’s not a bad decision, either.

“I don’t feel any pressure. I know I just have to do what they did: come out and do what I can do to the best of my ability.”

Milliner has tried to avoid the conversation completely, but did have trouble after getting feedback from the NFL board that he could be taken in the first round.

“People always try to tell me, but I don’t watch stuff like that,” Milliner said. “That can get in your head and make you start playing just for the NFL.

“Any time you get something back of that caliber, you try to keep it off, but it’s always in the back of your mind. I tried to tell them to keep it until after the (BCS National Championship) game, but they ended up giving it to me and telling me.”

Contributed by Brett Hudson

Video of Milliner, then Lacy at their news conference today:

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Fluker, Milliner, Lacy head to the NFL

TUSCALOOSA, Alabama — Three stars from Alabama’s national championship team are headed to the NFL.

At a news conference today at the Mal Moore Athletic Facility, Crimson Tide running back Eddie Lacy and cornerback Dee Milliner announced they will bypass their senior seasons and make themselves eligible for the NFL draft April 25-27. Alabama offensive tackle D.J. Fluker did not attend the news conference, but Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban said Fluker is turning pro as well.

Saban added he hopes no other juniors are declaring for the NFL.

“We’ve been surprised in the past, but we hope this is it,” Saban said.

NFLdraftscout.com lists Milliner as a likely first-round draft choice. NFLdraftscout.com’s Rob Rang has Lacy as the top running back in the draft and a possible second-round choice.

Said Milliner: “It’s been a great experience for me, my three years here. … I’ve become a better man.”

Said Lacy: “It’s been an amazing experience here. I’ve developed well as a person and a player.”

Milliner was a consensus first-team All-American for Alabama this season as the Crimson Tide posted a 13-1 record and won the BCS National Championship Game for the second straight season.

Fluker made second-team All-American, while Lacy was voted the most valuable player of the SEC Championship Game and the most outstanding offensive player in the BCS win.

In the last four drafts, nine Alabama juniors heard their names called in the first round.

Linebacker C.J. Mosley and quarterback AJ McCarron announced in December they will return, while the university issued a news release Wednesday starting guard Anthony Steen has decided to come back.

Alabama players under Saban who went in the first round as juniors:
2009: Andre Smith, OT
2010: Rolando McClain, LB; Kareem Jackson, CB
2011: Marcell Dareus, DT; Julio Jones, WR; Mark Ingram, RB
2012: Trent Richardson, RB; Dre Kirkpatrick, CB; Dont’a Hightower, LB

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NCAA statistics: McCarron, Tide defense shine in final numbers

Alabama's AJ McCarron holds the coaches poll trophy after the BCS National Championship Game win. (AP photo by John Bazemore)

Alabama’s AJ McCarron holds the coaches poll trophy after the BCS National Championship Game win. (AP photo by John Bazemore)

Alabama’s AJ McCarron finished the season as the nation’s leader in passing efficiency, making him the first Crimson Tide player to do so since Steve Sloan in 1965.

McCarron completed 67.2 percent of his passes and threw for 30 touchdowns with only three interceptions. His rating of 175.28 topped second-place Aaron Murray of Georgia, whose rating was 174.82. San Jose State’s David Fales had a 170.76.

Defensively, Alabama didn’t lead all four major categories as it did last year, but it came close. The Tide ranked first in rushing defense (76.36 yards), scoring defense (10.93 points) and total defense (250.0 yards). Florida State led in pass defense, while Alabama placed seventh.

Last year, the Crimson Tide was the second team to lead all four categories since the NCAA began keeping national statistics in 1937. Oklahoma also did it in 1986.

Notre Dame ended the regular season as the nation’s leader in scoring defense, but had a little bit of a problem in its bowl. After giving up 10 touchdowns in 12 regular-season games, the Irish allowed six in a 42-14 loss to Alabama. Notre Dame completed the year at No. 2 in scoring defense with 12.77 points a game.

Also, Tide safety HaHa Clinton-Dix finished with five interceptions and ranked 30th nationally with .36 interceptions a game. Dee Milliner defended 22 passes, and his average of 1.69 a game ranked second nationally. Ohio State’s Bradley Roby (1.73) was first.

Offensively, Alabama ranked 12th in scoring with 38.71 points a game and 16th in rushing with 227.50 yards.

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Today’s BCS schedule

Alabama All-America cornerback Dee Milliner at the Tide's practice Thursday. (Copyright photo by Gary Cosby Jr. of The Decatur Daily)

Alabama All-America cornerback Dee Milliner at the Tide’s practice Thursday. (Copyright photo by Gary Cosby Jr. of The Decatur Daily)

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — The Bowl Championship Series news conferences get started early today. Notre Dame’s offensive personnel are first up at 7 a.m. Central time, followed by Alabama’s defensive personnel at 8.

Notre Dame is brining offensive coordinator Chuck Martin and players Zack Martin, Tyler Eifert, Everett Golson, Theo Riddick and T.J. Jones.

Alabama will follow with defensive coordinator Kirby Smart and players Dee Milliner, C.J. Mosley, Damion Square, Nico Johnson and Robert Lester.

ESPN’s David Pollack, Desmond Howard and Samantha Steele Ponder will have their own news conference at 8:45 a.m.

If Thursday serves as an indication, Alabama’s personnel will push into ESPN’s time. National reporters mobbed the Crimson Tide offensive personnel Thursday, while the Notre Dame players pretty much had most of their hour to themselves.

Alabama will practice at noon at Barry University. Notre Dame is set for 10 a.m. at Nova Southeastern University.

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Thoughts from Friday’s Alabama football practice

TUSCALOOSA, Alabama — Even with the sun shining brightly and the air not too chilly, Alabama practiced inside today for the second straight day.

Freshman linebacker Denzel Devall was on the field but only as an observer. Wearing a black non-contact jersey and a brace on his injured left knee, he watched the other linebackers work.

Noseguard Jesse Williams looks fine as he recovers from a sprained knee suffered in the SEC Championship Game.

Defensive back John Fulton, who suffered from a turf toe injury against Texas A&M, was limping a little but went through workouts. Cornerback Dee Milliner sat out one of the two periods reporters were allowed to view today, but it doesn’t appear serious. As Barrett Jones said earlier this week, because Alabama is going through preseason-style workouts, the reserves are getting a little more work than usual in practice.

Although Alabama is working mostly on Alabama, there is a little bit of practice time taken with preparing for Notre Dame. During the period in which the defensive backs and linebackers work on pass coverage, two of the scout-team tight ends had make-shift No. 80 jerseys. That’s the number of Notre Dame senior tight end Tyler Eifert.

Here’s practice video, shot by Brett Hudson:

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Milliner unsure about turning pro early, but NFL seems sure about his talent

Alabama defensive back Dee Milliner pauses before answering a question during a media event before the College Football Awards show Dec. 5. (AP photo by John Raoux)

Alabama’s Dee Milliner pauses before answering a question during a media event before the College Football Awards show Dec. 5. (AP photo by John Raoux)

TUSCALOOSA, Alabama — Yet another mock draft rates Alabama cornerback Dee Milliner as a first-round draft choice.

The National Football Post’s latest draft projection has Milliner going fifth in the opening round to the Detroit Lions. (Fans of former Alabama quarterback Greg McElroy might not like who the Post predicts his New York Jets will pick — West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith.) ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper has Milliner 11th on his Big Board.

However, Milliner said he hasn’t decided if he will head to the NFL after this season.

“I haven’t taken time out to think about it yet, but after the game, I’m going to sit down with my family and Coach Saban and make the best choice for my future,” he said today after practice.

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Alabama adds to its list of consensus All-America picks

Alabama defensive back Dee Milliner (28) is a unanimous All-American for 2012. (AP photo by LM Otero)

Alabama defensive back Dee Milliner (28) is a unanimous All-American for 2012. (AP photo by LM Otero)

Chance Warmack pulled in plenty of hardware as a Tide senior. (AP photo by Dave Martin)

Chance Warmack pulled in plenty of hardware as a Tide senior. (AP photo by Dave Martin)

Each year, the NCAA compiles a list of consensus All-Americans. The organization takes the most respected All-America lists and combines them for a team of the guys with the most first-team selections. These aren’t just players who got named third team on somebody’s All-America squad or managed one first-team selection. Instead, the consensus All-America team showcases the elite of the elite.

This year, Alabama has four consensus first-team All-Americans, including center Barrett Jones, guard Chance Warmack, defensive back Dee Milliner and linebacker C.J. Mosley. Alabama now has 54 consensus All-America selections. Warmack and Milliner were unanimous picks, and Alabama has 22 of those.

Since 2002, the NCAA has used the All-America teams from The Associated Press, America Football Coaches Association, Football News, Sporting News and Walter Camp Foundation to produce the consensus team.

The NCAA has come up with a consensus team each season since 1889. Here are the Alabama players who have made it. An * means they were a unanimous selection.

1930: Fred Sington*, T

1934: Don Hutson, E; Bill Lee, T; Dixie Howell, B

1935: Riley Smith, B

1937: Leroy Monsky, G

1941: Holt Rast, E

1942: Joe Domnanovich, C

1945: Vaughn Mancha, C

1961: Billy Neighbors*, T

1962: Lee Roy Jordan*, C

1965: Paul Crane, C

1966: Ray Perkins, E; Cecil Dowdy*, T

1967: Dennis Homan, E; Bobby Johns, DB

1971: Johnny Musso, RB

1972: John Hannah*, G

1973: Buddy Brown, G

1974: Leroy Cook, DL; Woodrow Lowe, LB

1975: Leroy Cook*, DL

1977: Ozzie Newsome, WR

1978: Marty Lyons, DL

1979: Jim Bunch, OL

1980: E.J. Junior*, DL

1981: Tommy Wilcox, DB

1982: Mike Pitts, DL

1986: Cornelius Bennett*, LB

1988: Derrick Thomas*, LB

1989: Keith McCants*, LB

1990: Philip Doyle*, K

1992: Eric Curry, DL; John Copeland, DL

1993: David Palmer, KR; Antonio Langham*, DB

1996: Kevin Jackson*, DB

1999: Chris Samuels*, OL

2005: DeMeco Ryans, LB

2008: Andre Smith*, OL; Antoine Caldwell, C; Terrence Cody, DL

2009: Mike Johnson, OL; Mark Ingram*, RB; Terrence Cody, DL; Rolando McClain*, LB; Javier Arenas, DB

2011: Barrett Jones*, OL; Trent Richardson*, RB; Dont’a Hightower, LB; Mark Barron*, DB

2012: Barrett Jones, C; Chance Warmack*, OL; Dee Milliner*, DB; C.J. Mosley, LB

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