Butkus Winner Reuben Foster Drafted 31st Overall by the San Fransisco 49ers
Alabama tied a school record with four first round picks when linebacker Reuben Foster was taken 31st overall in the 2017 NFL Draft. He fell to the end of the first round and might be the steal of the draft by the San Fransisco 49ers.
Foster is arguably the hardest-hitting player in the draft, but he's had to put out some off-field fires leading up to this day. Even though he wasn't planning on working out at the NFL Combine following a shoulder surgery, Foster still got sent home following an altercation with a hospital worker.
He led Alabama with 115 tackles as a senior and became the leader of that elite defense.
Alabama had a chance to set a new school record with five first round picks but Cam Robinson wasn't drafted on Thursday night. Round two and three will begin Friday night and Alabama is expected to have a few more players taken.
Just last week, Foster produced a diluted sample during a drug test which winds up being treated as a positive test.
Despite those distractions, the 2016 Butkus winner and Alabama's leading tackler will head to XXX to being his NFL career.