Column: Alabama football program; an NFL Factory? (CBS Interactive U-WIRE)
Heading into the 2000 NFL Draft, former Alabama standouts Shaun Alexander and Chris Samuels were projected by ESPN football analyst Mel Kiper Jr. to be drafted in the first round. It’s safe to say that Alabama fans, known for their passion for anybody who has ever donned that crimson and white jersey, were eager to see what teams would select their beloved superstars. Chris Samuels was drafted third by the Washington Redskins, while Shaun Alexander went nineteenth overall to the Seattle Seahawks.
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