Bone's Bulletin Board 4.29.12

The University of Alabama won another 'championship' with eight players selected in the NFL Draft this weekend. The most of any other school in the country. Seven additional players have signed as free agents. Several of the current Tide players were hanging out on Saturday with a five-star who was on campus.

No. 3: Trent Richardson to Cleveland Browns
No. 7: Mark Barron to Tampa Bay Buccaneers
No. 17: Dre Kirkpatrick to Cincinnati Bengals
No. 25: Dont'a Hightower to New England Patriots
No. 35: Courtney Upshaw to Baltimore Ravens
No. 136: Josh Chapman to Indianapolis Colts
No. 146: DeQuan Menzie to Kansas City Chiefs
No. 247: Brad Smelley to Cleveland Browns

Free Agents:
Darius Hanks to Washington Redskins
Jerrell Harris to Atlanta Falcons
Phelon Jones to Washington Redskins
Marquis Maze to Pittsburgh Steelers
Alfred McCullough to Pittsburgh Steelers
William Vlachos to Tennessee Titans
Alex Watkins to Tennessee Titans

Recruiting news

Reuben Foster, an Alabama commitment, is spending time in Tuscaloosa this weekend with future teammates.

Twitter:

AndrewJBone: Chapman originally offered a grayshirt from Tide, committed to AU. Saban arrived and offered him immediately. He switched 1 day before NSD.

ESPN stats: There were 21 WR drafted in the 1st 4 rounds, the most ever through 4 rounds.

ESPN stats: Jaye Howard at #114 is latest the first Florida Gator has been taken since 1993 (Lawrence Hatch 142nd overall)

ESPN stats: Nigel Bradham at #105 is latest the first Florida State player has been taken since 1987 (Gerald Nichols 187th overall to Jets)

Charles Bloom: The SEC is the only conference to have a player selected from all of its schools in 2012 NFL Draft.
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