The Alabama Crimson Tide is projected to have at least four to five players selected in the first round of the 2023 NFL draft.
Of these players, the only defensive back is Brian Branch.
While Branch isn’t a household name quite yet, he solidified himself as an all-time great in Alabama history.
Branch is up there with some of the best safeties to ever play in Tuscaloosa like Minkah Fitzpatrick or Landon Collins.
During his final season with the Tide, Branch posted 90 total tackles with seven passes defended and two interceptions.
Aside from being a ball hawk, Branch was also the best tackler in college football in 2022
. PFF gave Branch a 91.8 grade on his tackling last season which led all defenders in college football.