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“Oh, man, it’s great,” Milliner said. “We needed one more to make it four, but it’s great anytime you have teammates selected that high in the draft, knowing the quality guys that they are.”

The Tide still were sure to fall short of the three-year high-water mark for the opening round. The Miami Hurricanes had 15 players selected in the first-round from 2002-04.

Warmack was known in Tuscaloosa for sporting undersized jerseys leaving his belly bare, a practice which generated a nickname. His Twitter bio credits him as “Inventor of Warmackin.”

“It’s time to start Warmackin’ in Titans Blue,” he wrote on Twitter.


AP Sports Writers Bernie Wilson, Steve Megargee and Dennis Waszak contributed to this story.