Round 1: Reuben Foster, LB, Alabama
There have been many legendary figures who have paced the sidelines in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Bear Bryant, current head coach, Nick Saban and New York Jets Joe Namath have all added to the lore of the SEC powerhouse.
You could pick any position on the field and find a player that has excelled not only in college, but in the NFL. The school has produced eight Pro Football Hall of Famers, including Namath, who led the Jets to a Super Bowl III win.
Though, you may see the Alabama offense score 50-plus points a game, the team is built on a stout defense. The stingy defense’s trademark has been to put pressure on the quarterback and force mistakes, leading to takeaways.
The 2015 and 2016 Crimson Tide defense utilized a three headed monster to win a National Championship and finish as the runner up in this year’s edition of the big game. Jonathan Allen, Marlon Humphrey and Dick Butkus Award winner, Reuben Foster.
Foster is a ferocious hitter, who is as sure of a tackler as you will find. His speed and athleticism make up for an average response time in the passing game. For the Jets, an ideal inside partner for Darron Lee in the 3-4 defense.