NASHVILLE, Tenn. (UA Athletics) - The University of Alabama football team saw five former players selected on the final day of the 2019 NFL Draft in Nashville, Tenn. The list of Crimson Tide standouts who were drafted on Saturday includes linebacker Christian Miller, defensive back Deionte Thompson, offensive lineman Ross Pierschbacher, linebacker Mack Wilson and defensive lineman Isaiah Buggs.
Miller was the first Crimson Tide player off the board on Saturday in the fourth round (No. 115, Carolina Panthers). The fifth round featured three selections for UA. First was Thompson (No. 139, Arizona Cardinals), followed by Pierschbacher (No. 153, Washington Redskins) and then Wilson (No. 155, Cleveland Browns) two picks later. The final Alabama player to hear his name called was Buggs (No. 181, Pittsburgh Steelers) in the sixth round.
The five players chosen Saturday join Irv Smith Jr. (No. 50, Minnesota Vikings), Damien Harris (No. 87, New England Patriots) from day two, along with first-round selections in Quinnen Williams (No. 3, New York Jets), Jonah Williams (No. 11, Cincinnati Bengals) and Josh Jacobs (No. 24, Oakland Raiders) to make up Alabama's 2019 NFL Draft class.
Alabama’s five selections on Saturday gives the Crimson Tide the most for any school in the 2019 Draft. Alabama’s 87 draftees over the last 11 years is the most by any program in college football in that span. LSU is second with 75 followed by USC at 70.
The Crimson Tide has now had 32 players selected in the last three NFL Drafts, marking the third consecutive year 10 or more players have been chosen.