The first players started going through the five-day job interview known as the NFL scouting combine on Monday.
With quarterbacks and wide receivers being measured, the first of 10 former Alabama football players began to make the rounds in Indianapolis.
Along with the tight ends, they had their pre-exams at a nearby hospital and went through their first interviews with teams.
On Tuesday, they'll participate in media sessions, undergo medical exams — the crucial part of the combine for quarterback Tua Tagovailoa (hip) — go through the first day of psychological exams and have their position coach interview.
The on-field workouts won't be until Thursday, when NFL Network's combine coverage will extend into prime time for the first time. The broadcast will air from 3-10 p.m. CT.
Arriving on Monday were the offensive linemen, including tackle Jedrick Wills Jr., along with the running backs and special teams players. Their on-field testing will be Friday, when Baltimore Ravens running back Mark Ingram II will join the broadcast to offer analysis.
Here were the measurements:
Hand: 9 4/8
Arm: 32 1/8
Henry Ruggs III
Hand: 10 1/8
Arm: 30 4/8
Wingspan: 74 4/8
Hand: 10 (left), 9 7/8 (right)
Arm: 30 4/8
Wingspan: 75 2/8
Although Alabama doesn't have the most players at the combine this year, the Southeastern Conference tops all leagues by a wide margin:
Conference; Number of Participants
Big Ten 57
Big 12 29
American Athletic Conference 20
Mountain West 12
Conference USA 11
Sun Belt 7