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Bama players go back-to-back-to-back in 1st round

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Alabama's dominance once again carried over to the NFL draft.

 

The two-time defending national champions became the first college team to produce three consecutive first-round picks since the common draft started in 1967 Thursday night. The New York Jets selected cornerback Dee Milliner with at No. 9, then guard Chance Warmack promptly went to the Tennessee Titans and San Diego picked tackle D.J. Fluker.

 

STATS, Inc. says the back-to-back-to-back picks from one team had only happened once before. Southern California's Stanley Havili, David Ausberry and Malcolm Smith went with seventh-round picks 240-242 in 2011.

 

The Crimson Tide had four first-rounders each of the previous two years. Tailback Eddie Lacy and defensive lineman Jesse Williams have a chance to at least match that number.

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