T he NFL draft remains part of the sports conversation in the state. The AP moved this story about Nick Saban, Gene Stallings and Lee Roy Jordanâ€™s thoughts on Alabamaâ€™s talent level.
First, the AP points out Alabamaâ€™s drought in the first round of the NFL draft: In fact, LSU has had a first-rounder in the last five NFL drafts. The Southeastern Conference has produced a whopping 46 since Alabama’s last No. 1 picks.
Thatâ€™s eight years worth of mediocrity fueled not only by NCAA sanctions, but morons coaching the Tide. You canâ€™t develop players when the coaches are the likes of…well, you know.
What does Lee Roy Jordan think about the Tide? “We certainly don’t have the talent level that we will have in a year or two,” said Lee Roy Jordan, a former Alabama and NFL star, in a phone interview Wednesday. “I think we’ll have a much higher level between last year’s class and the one that we’ve signed this year. By the time they get to be seniors and juniors, you’ll see a lot different results as far as the NFL draft goes.”
What is Stallings outlook for the Tide? “I don’t think they have enough talent to win a national championship,” Stallings said, “but I don’t think they’re just talentless.â€