National Scout Breaks Down Alabama’s 2017 NFL Draft Class
The University of Alabama has become accustomed to producing NFL talent each year under Nick Saban, but the 2017 class could be one of its deepest.
Some mock drafts have as many as six Crimson Tide players going in the first round with a few others not far behind. Ourlads.com national scout Dan Shonka joined The Game to break down this draft class and give his opinion on who the top players will be.
"Jonathan Allen has been my favorite player for two years," Shonka told host Ryan Fowler. "I was sick that he wasn't in New York for the Heisman. I mean, when you talk about the Heisman is supposed to be for the best football player, well he was one of the best three football players out there."
While most analysts are high on Cam Robinson and Reuben Foster - and rightfully so - Shonka's second-favorite player might be a surprise to some.
"Every time I watch Ryan Anderson, I'm wondering what people are missing. I mean, to me, he's one of those former Giant-type linebackers that play a SAM linebacker and just be an All-Pro guy. I think Ryan Anderson, if he goes to the right system, he is going to be an All-Pro linebacker. I really, really like him."
Shonka also had some really complimentary things to say about wide receiver ArDarius Stewart and defensive lineman Dalvin Tomlinson.
You can hear that entire conversation in the video at the top of the page.