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Patriots select DB Cyrus Jones in 2nd round, 60th overall

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) – The New England Patriots have selected defensive back Cyrus Jones from Alabama with the 60th pick in the NFL draft. Jones was New England’s first pick in this year’s draft. The Patriots had their first-round pick taken away as part of their punishment for the scandal that came to be known as “Deflategate.” Jones is a…

Seattle makes rare trade up to draft Jarran Reed

RENTON, Wash. (AP) – After addressing the offensive line in the first round, the Seattle Seahawks moved to the other side of the line of scrimmage by taking Alabama defensive tackle Jarran Reed in the second round of the NFL draft. Seattle traded up seven spots to draft Reed on Friday night. The Seahawks were slated to have the No….

NFL Draft’s Crimson colored 2nd round

CHICAGO  (AP) — The Alabama getaway began late at the NFL draft. Only one member of the national champion Crimson Tide, center Ryan Kelly, went in the first round. And none was selected through nine spots in the second round. Then three All-Americans heard their names called. Linebacker Reggie Ragland went to Buffalo, which traded up to the 41st spot…

Lions take Alabama DT A’Shawn Robinson in 2nd round

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) – The Detroit Lions have selected Alabama defensive tackle A’Shawn Robinson in the second round of the NFL draft. Detroit drafted Robinson on Friday night with the No. 46 overall pick to address another pressing need. The Lions also did that on Thursday night, taking Ohio State offensive tackle Taylor Decker in the middle of the…

Bills select Ragland with 41st pick

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) – The Buffalo Bills traded up eight spots in the second round to select Alabama linebacker Reggie Ragland with the 41st pick in the NFL draft on Friday night. The Bills acquired the selection from the Chicago Bears, and gave up their first of two fourth-round picks (117th overall) this year, and a fourth-round pick next…

Colts Draft Alabama’s Ryan Kelly

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – The Indianapolis Colts filled one big need by selecting center Ryan Kelly with the No. 18 overall pick in this year’s NFL draft. The 6-foot-4, 311-pound Alabama product was considered the best center in the draft and solidifies a key position for Indy, which has used five starting centers in the first four years of Andrew Luck’s…