4. Oakland Raiders: Alabama Defensive Lineman Quinnen Williams
Over the years, Nick Saban has helped plenty of Alabama players go on to succeed at the NFL level, and it shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone that numerous members of the Crimson Tide could go in the first round once again in 2019.
So which Alabama star has the potential to go first in this year’s draft? Without question, Quinnen Williams will be the first Crimson Tide player off the board, and the defensive lineman almost seemed like a lock to be one of the first four picks.
That’s where the Oakland Raiders come into play with their first of three picks in the first round thanks to some trades last year to land two extra picks on opening night after moving on from Khalil Mack and Amari Cooper.
A player the size of Williams wouldn’t seem like he would be known for his speed, but watching the defender blow scouts away with his 4.83 time from the 40-yard dash at the combine was truly amazing to witness.
Last season made it clear just how desperate the Raiders are for pass-rushers, and the good news for Oakland is early signs point to one being available at No. 4, whether it happens to be Williams or someone else.