At the NFL Scouting Combine a year ago, Seattle Seahawks Coach Pete Carroll offered voice to an incomprehensible idea since quite a while ago talked about inside exploring circles: Alabama every year delivers the best school football players in the United States, however for a modest bunch of reasons, those players gave off an impression of being in more serious danger of failing to meet expectations in the NFL.
Hypotheses proliferated. Blood Red Tide Coach Nick Saban’s furious practices wore them out and left them battered; the extraordinary structure of the program disguised potential character concerns; Alabama’s stellar enrolling classes make profundity that enables players to always exhibit themselves at full quality; playing adjacent to high-gauge partners made Crimson Tide players look more predominant than they truly were.
“When they leave, they don’t have Nick training them,” Carroll said. “I believe he’s that great. I believe he’s that unique. They’re a widely inclusive program. Their anxiety for their players is the reason they reliably perform at such an abnormal state, and when they leave that, they don’t have that same framework supporting them.”
The idea will get a test in Washington. The Redskins utilized their main two draft singles out guarded lineman Jonathan Allen and linebacker Ryan Anderson, two individuals from an Alabama program that won 26 straight recreations and achieved continuous national title diversions.
NFL groups unquestionably have not shied from drafting Alabama players. More than 60 have been picked since 2009, after Saban’s second season in Tuscaloosa. While Allen and linebacker Reuben Foster fell lower in the first round than generally expected, groups chose 10 Alabama players in the current year’s draft, everyone of them in the initial four rounds, three among the initial 19 picks.
A few groups, however, approach their assessments of Alabama players with an alert. Prominent busts, for example, Heisman Trophy-winning running back Trent Richardson (third in general in 2012) and cornerback Dee Milliner (ninth by and large in 2013) added to the hypothesis that numerous Alabama players had left their best in school.
“In the exploring group, is that thought out there that some of [Saban’s] folks come into the class as of now beat up? Better believe it, that is out there,” long-lasting NFL scout and current ESPN investigator Louis Riddick said. “I’ve heard that. I’m not going to contend in support of or against that. In any case, I don’t believe it’s reasonable for making any sort of jump that playing at Alabama harms these folks. I have heard individuals say Nick utilizes his players and he couldn’t care less about their NFL future by any means. I surmise that is a group of” jabber.