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Live Updates: 2022 NFL Draft

Alabama could have another double-digit draft class in addition to its 14th straight year with a first-round pick, tying an NFL record.

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Saturday, Day 3 (Rounds 4-7) 

6:00 p.m. The 2022 NFL Draft comes to close with the 49ers making the final pick of Mr. Irrelevant with Brock Purdy from Iowa State. Jalyn Armour-Davis remains the only Alabama pick on Day 3. 

4:30 p.m. No Alabama players drafted in round six either. Guys like Josh Jobe, Christopher Allen and Slade Bolden all still on the board, but could fall into free agency at this point.

2:40 p.m. The fifth round has come and gone with no Crimson Tide players selected.

1:00 p.m. The Titans draft TE Chig Okonkwo as the final pick of the fourth round. Armour-Davis was the only Alabama player off the board in round No. 4.

11:50 a.m.- Jalyn Armour-Davis is the first Day 3 selection from Alabama as he goes in the fourth round, 119th overall to the Baltimore Ravens. 

Some more impressive Alabama notes the second and third rounds:

• The 13 wide receivers selected in the first two rounds of the 2022 NFL Draft, tied with the 2020 NFL Draft for the most in the first two rounds in the common-draft era (since 1967). The 17 wide receivers selected in the first three rounds were tied with the 2007 and 1994 NFL Drafts for the most in the first three rounds since 1967. The only schools with more than one wide receiver selected: Alabama and Ohio State.

• Since 2009, Alabama has produced 110 draft picks, the most by any college football program during that span. 

• Since 2010, Alabama has had 61 players taken in the first two rounds, including John Metchie III and Phidarian Mathis, the most by any college football program during that span. That number nearly doubles the next closest school Ohio State (35).

How To Watch the 2022 NFL Draft

Draft Day 3

  • What: Rounds 4-7
  • When: Saturday, April 30
  • Time: 11 a.m.
  • TV: NFL Network, ABC, ESPN, ESPN Deportes (es), Fubo.TV
  • Mobile and CTV: NFL, ESPN
  • Web: NFL.com, ABC.go.com, ESPN.com

Friday, Day 2 (Rounds 2-3)

10:30 p.m.- Day 2 comes to a close with San Francisco selecting wide receiver Danny Gray. Alabama has four players picked in rounds two and three with the total up to six on the draft heading into day 3. 

10:10 p.m.- Another Alabama player is headed to Washington. The Commanders draft running back Brian Robinson Jr. 98th overall as the sixth Alabama player off the board. 

9:35 p.m.- Malik Willis, the player considered by many analysts the top quarterback in this year's class, is finally selected in the third round at No. 86 overall by the Tennessee Titans. 

9:25 p.m.- Georgia linebacker Nakobe Dean, a first-round talent who many thought would go in the first round, finally gets picked at No. 83 by the Eagles.

9:00 p.m.- Alabama has its first selection of the third round. Christian Harris is picked 75th overall by the Houston Texans, joining Metchie in Houston. He becomes the fifth Crimson Tide player selected in this year's draft. 

8:55 p.m.- Another quarterback is finally drafted. Alabama's CFP semifinal opponent Desmond Ridder is taken 74th overall by the Falcons. He's just the second QB drafted so far. Malik Willis and Matt Corral still on the board.

8:26 p.m.- The Broncos pick Oklahoma linebacker Nik Bonito with the 64th overall pick, and the second round comes to a close. Metchie and Mathis were the only Crimson Tide players taken in Round 2.

7:40 p.m.- More than 50 picks in, and still only one quarterback (Kenny Pickett at No. 20) has come off the board. 

7:15 p.m.- The Washington Crimson Tide, uhh Commanders take Phidarian Mathis with the No. 47 overall pick. Mathis joins former Alabama defensive stars Johnathan Allen and Daron Payne along the Washington defensive front. 

7:05 p.m.- The Houston Texans trade up to get John Metchie III in the second round at No. 44 overall. He's the first Alabama player off the board on day two and third overall. 

6:10 p.m.- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are on the clock, and Round 2 is officially underway. 

We'll start off with some impressive notes regarding Alabama in the first round:

• With Evan Neal and Jameson Williams selected on the opening night of the draft, Nick Saban has produced 46 first-round players during his career, including 41 with the Crimson Tide. Both are records. The next closest coach in each of those categories is the late Joe Paterno with 33 (total and at one school). 

• Alabama has had at least one player selected in the first round of 14 straight drafts (2009 – present), tying Miami (1995-08) for the NCAA record for the most consecutive first round draft picks. The Crimson Tide had 41 first-round selections, while the Hurricanes had 33. 

• Alabama became the second school in the common-draft era to have multiple offensive players selected in the first round in four consecutive NFL Drafts, joining Miami (four consecutive drafts from 2001-04), and the first school since 1967 to have an offensive player selected in the first round in eight consecutive NFL Drafts (2015-22).

• The Crimson Tide joined Texas A&M (2013-16) and Southern California (1980-83) as the only schools to have an offensive lineman selected in the first round in four consecutive NFL Drafts since 1967.

• Alabama joined Tennessee (1982-84) as the only schools since 1967 to have a wide receiver chosen in the first round in three consecutive NFL Drafts. Alabama has had five players selected (Jaylen Waddle and DeVonta Smith in 2021, Henry Ruggs III and Jerry Jeudy in 2020).

Thursday, Day 1 (Round 1) 

10:35 p.m. The first round comes to a close with the Minnesota Vikings selecting Georgia safety Lewis Cine. He becomes the fifth players from the Georgia defense selected in the first round. As expected, Alabama only had two players selected in the first round (Neal and Williams.)

9:20 p.m. The first quarterback finally comes off the board as Pitt QB Kenny Pickett is selected 20th overall to the Pittsburgh Steelers. 

8:55 p.m. Seven of the first 15 picks feature players from the SEC. (Georgia 2, Alabama 2, LSU 1, Mississippi State 1, Texas A&M 1.)

8:40 p.m.: Georgia defensive tackle Jordan Davis went No. 13 to the Eagles, who traded up to get him. Interesting pick. The trades are flying in the draft as the pure first-round talents are nearly all gone.  

8:35 p.m.: As the 12th pick, the four-year rookie deal for Jameson Williams will have a total contract value of $19.1 million, with a signing bonus of $11 million.

8:30 p.m. Jameson Williams becomes the second Alabama player taken in the draft. The Detroit Lions trade up to the No. 12 spot to grab Williams in the middle of a run of wide receivers. 

Alabama wide receiver Jameson Williams with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell after being selected as the twelfth overall pick to the Detroit Lions during the first round of the 2022 NFL Draf
Alabama wide receiver Jameson Williams celebrates with fans after being selected as the twelfth overall pick to the Detroit Lions during the first round of the 2022 NFL Draft at the NFL Draft Theater.
A detailed view of the shoes worn by Alabama wide receiver Jameson Williams after he was selected as the twelfth overall pick to the Detroit Lions during the first round of the 2022 NFL Draft at the NFL Draft Theater.

8:29 p.m.: Evan Neal's initial four-year contract should be for approximately $27 million, signing bonus $16.8 million.

8:15 p.m. We have our first trade of the night. The Washington Commanders trade the No. 11 pick to the New Orleans Saints. 

7:55 p.m. Alabama ties the Miami record with 14 straight seasons with a first round selection as OT Evan Neal goes No. 7 overall to the New York Giants. 

Alabama offensive tackle Evan Neal is announced as the seventh overall pick to the New York Giants during the first round of the 2022 NFL Draft at the NFL Draft Theater.
Alabama offensive tackle Evan Neal hugs NFL commissioner Roger Goodell after being selected as the seventh overall pick to the New York Giants during the first round of the 2022 NFL Draft at the NFL Draft Theater.
Apr 28, 2022; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Alabama offensive tackle Evan Neal with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell after being selected as the seventh overall pick to the New York Giants during the first round of the 2022 NFL Draft at the NFL Draft Theater.

7:50 p.m. Ikem Ekwonu becomes the first offensive tackle off the board, going No. 6 to the Panthers. Giants are back on the clock. 

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7:40 p.m. The New York Giants pick Kayvon Thibodeaux at No. 5 overall. This was spot where many though Evan Neal could land.

7:35 p.m. For the first time since 1991, the first four picks of the Draft are all defensive players. Aiden Hutchinson goes to the Lions at No. 2, LSU DB Derek Stingley Jr. is picked by the Texans third overall, and Cincinnati DB Ahmad Garner goes fourth to the Jets. 

7:18 p.m. The Jacksonville Jaguars select Georgia edge rusher Travon Walker with the first overall pick of the 2022 draft. 

7:10 p.m.  NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and Ice Cube kick off the 2022 NFL Draft, and the Jacksonville Jaguars are officially on the clock for the first pick. 

6:40 p.m. Evan Neal and Jameson Williams are introduced with the group of in-person players at the draft in Vegas all hoping to hear their names called in the first round. 

6 p.m.: Draft start in an hour. Update on the Eagles: NFL Network is reporting that the Eagles are looking into both trading up, and trading down. What that means for Jameson Williams? There's no way of knowing yet. 

3 p.m. The start of the 2022 NFL Draft is still hours away, but the buzz is non-stop.

It's especially flying about an Alabama Crimson Tide player. 

According to numerous report, Jameson Williams is being connected to a bunch of teams and go earlier than expected. 

Albert Breer of Sports Illustrated wrote in his Draft Day notes: "This line from a coach who knows him really well stuck with me in that regard: 'Watch him at 30 yards, and how his second gear kicks in.' So I did. And I think I knew, having watched him, what I’d see. But it still was pretty wild just homing in on that and seeing how he pulls away from defenders.

"I think his range is from the seventh pick to the 15th pick—I’ve heard him connected to the Giants (7), Jets (10), Vikings (12) and Eagles (15) specifically, and there certainly could be others in the mix to position themselves to take him. And he could be the guy some team winds up making a move up for."

Williams was considered a top-10 pick before suffering an ACL injury in the National Championship Game, but all indications are that he's ahead of schedule in his recovery from surgery and hasn't had any setbacks. 

Alabama wide receiver Jameson Williams on the red carpet at the Fountains of Bellagio before the first round of the 2022 NFL Draft.
Alabama wide receiver Jameson Williams with his father James Williams and mother Tianna Swinney on the red carpet at the Fountains of Bellagio before the first round of the 2022 NFL Draft. Mandatory Credit
A detail view of a necklace worn by Alabama wide receiver Jameson Williams on the red carpet at the Fountains of Bellagio before the first round of the 2022 NFL Draft.
Alabama offensive tackle Evan Neal on the red carpet at the Fountains of Bellagio before the first round of the 2022 NFL Draft.
Alabama offensive tackle Evan Neal on the red carpet at the Fountains of Bellagio before the first round of the 2022 NFL Draft.

Crimson Tide Draft Profiles


Christopher Allen

Jalyn Armour-Davis

Slade Bolden

Christian Harris

Josh Jobe

Phidarian Mathis

John Metchie III

Evan Neal

LaBryan Ray

Brian Robinson Jr.

Jameson Williams  

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Full Draft Coverage 

• A Look at Alabama Storylines in This Year's NFL Draft. Evan Neal and Jameson Williams are first-round locks, but what is in store for the Crimson Tide after that?

• BamaCentral Three-And-Out: Is Evan Neal Really an Injury Risk?

 Alabama Mock Draft Roundup: A Look at Where Crimson Tide Stars Could be Heading

• Matching All 32 NFL Teams with Alabama Draft Prospects

FOX Sports Analyst Breaks Down Why Evan Neal is the Top OT in This Year's Class

2022 NFL Draft Prospect Rankings: Final Big Board Top 262

• 2022 NFL Mock Draft 6.0: Final Projection on Draft Day Morning

Entertainer Wayne Newton on the red carpet at the Fountains of Bellagio before the first round of the 2022 NFL Draft.
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell poses for a photo with a Las Vegas Raiders fan before the first round of the 2022 NFL Draft at the NFL Draft Theater.

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This story will be regularly updated throughout the draft.