TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Given a approach Alabama football recruits, carrying players leave after their youth seasons is approaching during this point.
This year, Minkah Fitzpatrick, Calvin Ridley, Da’Ron Payne, Ronnie Harrison and Bo Scarbrough all motionless to abandon their comparison seasons to enter a NFL draft.
Alabama has now had 28 players leave early for a NFL during Nick Saban’s tenure, with 14 of a prior 23 being drafted in a initial turn while 4 were second-round selections. The 2018 NFL Draft will take place April 26-28 at ATT Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
That said, here’s an early demeanour during some rising juniors who could have decisions to make after a 2018 season.
Terrell Lewis, LB
Terrell Lewis stays one of a biggest doubt outlines on Alabama’s whole defense. He has all a makings of an chosen pass rusher, though an bend damage in a deteriorate opener opposite Florida State slowed his development.
Lewis needs to turn some-more technically sound this offseason, though if Alabama turns him lax in 2018, he could put adult a large pouch numbers NFL teams love.
Mack Wilson, LB
When healthy, Mack Wilson valid to be a playmaking inside linebacker. Wilson finished a year with 40 tackles while handling to play in 12 games notwithstanding traffic with a right feet injury.
It was his team-high 4 interceptions that tender a most. Wilson also returned an interception for a touchdown in Alabama’s semifinal matchup with Clemson.
If he can stay healthy all year, demeanour for Wilson to be Alabama’s subsequent good inside linebacker.
Raekwon Davis, DE
Raekwon Davis exploded on a stage as a sophomore this past season, finishing third on a group with 69 tackles. Davis led a group with 8.5 sacks and finished second with 10.5 tackles for loss. He also combined an interception and a fail recovery.
Another deteriorate like that could have Davis being mentioned as a first-round pick. He is both physically commanding and moves impossibly good while soaring over people during 6-foot-7.
There were times when Davis flashed as Alabama’s best defensive lineman. If he can continue to urge his technique, demeanour out, college football.
Saivion Smith, DB
Saivion Smith, a youth college send who began his career during LSU, worked with a group during some of a College Football Playoff play practices, that should be outrageous for his development.
At 6-foot-2, 190 pounds, Smith has a measurables to be an chosen cornerback. If he can come in and learn a defense, demeanour for him to close down one side of a field.
Alabama needs Smith to make an evident impact with both Levi Wallace and Anthony Averett burdensome their eligibility.