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Which Alabama Rookies Will Have Biggest NFL Impact? All Things CW
By Christopher Walsh,
The dust has settled. The contracts are being signed. The players have attended rookie camps and taken their first NFL practice snaps.
Roughly one month after the 2023 NFL Draft was held the folks at NFL Draft Bible have finished the final evaluations about how well each team fared with its selections, and which players are the best fit for their developing talents.
Rookie projections aren't easy, and neither were the ones done for the draft, but Ric Serritella's group has done just that for each team and every selection. We thought you might be interested to see what they came up with for the 10 Alabama Crimson Tide picks.
The breakdown is based on a scale on what kind of impact each player will have this season:
10–9.5: All Pro impact 9.4–8.9: Pro Bowl impact 8.8–8.0: Starter impact 7.9–7.0: Rotational impact 6.9–6.0: Backup impact 5.9–Below: Practice squad impact
For a little perspective, NFL Draft Bible had linebacker Ryan Anderson Jr. rated as the second-overall prospect in the draft, with Bryce Young third. Safety Brian Branch was the its only other top-25 player at No. 22. Running back Jahmyr Gibbs was No. 41, tackle Tyler Steen No. 76, and linebacker Henry To'oTo'o No. 80.
Offensive lineman Emily Ekiyor Jr., who wasn't selected, was No. 90, and safety Jordan Battle wrapped up the top 100 at No. 100.
Christopher Walsh's notes column All Things CW regularly appears on BamaCentral.