(WHNT) — The Alabama Crimson Tide were well-represented on the Associated Press preseason All-American teams.
Junior defensive back Kool-Aid McKinstry was named a First-Team Preseason All-American. McKinstry, a Birmingham native, earned First-Team All-American in 2022 after he intercepted two passes and recorded 35 tackles.
Heading into what could be his final season in Tuscaloosa, McKinstry has been projected as a first-round selection and Pro Football Network recently had him being drafted as high as No. 2 overall.
Offensive lineman JC Latham and Edge rusher Dallas Turner were both named to the Second-Team Preseason All-American.
Latham, a Wisconsin native, started all 13 games at right tackle for the Crimson Tide in 2022. He was the nation’s top-rated offensive lineman coming out of high school in 2021.
The junior offensive lineman has also been projected as a first-round selection, according to Pro Football Network.
Turner, a junior edge rusher, started 10 games for the Crimson Tide in 2022 and recorded 37 tackles.
The Crimson Tide kick off the season on Sept. 2 against Middle Tennessee State.