ALABAMA FOOTBALL: 7 Tide players could be selected in NFL Draft

Alabama Crimson Tide defenders Courtney Upshaw, Dont'a Hightower, Dequan Menzie and Dre Kirkpatrick talk about playing football for Nick Saban and the competition on the 2011 defense.

Pro Football Weekly provided this video of the NFL Combine with Alabama football stars Courtney Upshaw, Dont’a Hightower, Dequan Menzie, and Dre Kirkpatrick. The players discuss how Alabama football coaches tracked player production and errors. The video also looks at how intense Alabama practice sessions could be for the players.

“We were very competitive,” Kirkpatrick said. “If you weren’t competitive we would start the practice over.”

And this was one reason players came to Alabama, according to Hightower.

“This is one of the reasons we came to Alabama and the SEC was to compete against some of the best athletes in the country,” Hightower said.

According to PFW, “as many as seven Alabama” players on the 2011 defense could be taken in the NFL draft. The Alabama defense in 2011 was among the best to ever take the field at the Capstone and powered the Crimson Tide to the BCS National Championship.

7 Responses to “ALABAMA FOOTBALL: 7 Tide players could be selected in NFL Draft” Subscribe

  1. Auburn Fan March 1, 2012 at 1:16 pm #

    That 2011 UAT defense still was not as good as the 2004 Auburn defense.And our 2004 and 2010 offense would have slaughtered the 2011 defense

    • DES March 1, 2012 at 6:35 pm #

      What is UAT? Is it anything like API? RTR

    • BamaBrando March 12, 2012 at 7:28 am #

      Statistically, the 2011 Bama defense was way better than the 2004 Auburn defense. And the 2011 Bama offense was better statistically than the 2004 Auburn offense, and in some areas, better than the 2010 Auburn offense. Must be sour grapes. Just another Auburn fan trying to justify himself in a Bama dominated world.

  2. CRIMSON HAMMAH March 1, 2012 at 2:13 pm #

    2011 BAMA BLOWS AU 04 D AWAY

  3. WhoreEagle March 1, 2012 at 2:20 pm #

    I could name 5 Bama defenses that would destroy any Auburn team from any decade…

  4. Crimsonite March 1, 2012 at 10:11 pm #

    Every 5 minutes in Lee County there’s another retarded SOB hatched out of wedlock with a Jackass. And that’s really hard to do since there are no female Jackasses. Well, maybe there are in Lee County cause there’s always Mandyke! Bwaa haww haww! Anyway, I don’t recall Barnyville winning a Natty in ’04! Nor do I recally any pundits anywhere even mentioning Barnyville ’04 last year when Bama’s D was being called the greatest of all time. The only D to finish #1 in 6 major categories. The only D’s mentioned were 1 of Oklahoma’s and 2 of ours. And, dumbass, your 2010 offense used up three centuries worth of miracles and could only manage to win by 1 stinking point. Even phucking Scam wouldn’t have scored against this defense. So go back And sleep with your sister and fantasize about the year 2060. We’re to busy to bother with you. ROTFLMMFAO! RTR!

  5. 1skipjack1 March 9, 2012 at 10:01 am #

    Now that’s a response. Nicely done.

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