Alabama's trio of front seven defenders fell flat in the first round Thursday, then decided the only decision was to stick together in Chicago for the second round. Their patience was rewarded.
The Chicago Bears have work to do rebuilding their offense with RB Matt Forte and TE Martellus Bennett out the door. Will head coach John Fox push for more defensive help in the first round instead?
Did the NFL let the air out of the New England Patriots draft by docking their first-round pick or will Bill Belichick outsmart the league with a fistful of middle-rounders in 2016?
Alabama rolled all over the Spartans on Thursday night, using explosive plays to put Michigan State into a huge hole.
Alabama beat Michigan State in the Cotton Bowl and will play Clemson in the College Football Playoff National Championship.

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