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  1. Saban laments early NFL draft entries

    Alex Scarborough

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Nick Saban likes to refer to the NFL draft as a "business decision." Of course he'd love it if his most talented players finished out their eligibility at Alabama, but the promise of long-term financial security is enough to sway ...

    Blog | January 24, 2014
  2. AJ McCarron took a chance in returning to Alabama Crimson Tide

    Alex Scarborough

    AJ McCarron chose to stay in school rather than jump to the NFL. Then he watched as three QBs who one year before him made the same decision took a tumble on draft day.

    Story | Conversation | April 28, 2013
  3. Anthony Steen quietly perfect for Alabama Crimson Tide in 2012

    Alex Scarborough

    Alabama offensive guard Athony Steen pitched the equivalent of 14 consecutive perfect games: no penalties and no sacks all season. It wasn't enough to get him much recognition on a stellar offensive line, however.

    Story | Conversation | April 02, 2013
  4. Pro day looms for former Tide players

    Alex Scarborough

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Much like the Crimson Tide's showing at the NFL combine last month, Wednesday's pro day on the University of Alabama campus will have a distinctly limited feel as many of its participants are still battling injuries sustained duri...

    Blog | March 12, 2013
  5. Johnson aims to prove he's full-time LB

    Alex Scarborough

    MOBILE, Ala. -- Winning 49 games and three national championships only got Nico Johnson so far. The former Alabama linebacker enters the thick of Senior Bowl practice this week with plenty of questions about his game. Is he fast enough to play in ...

    Blog | January 22, 2013
  6. LB Hubbard to return next season

    Alex Scarborough

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- The buzz that Alabama redshirt sophomore linebacker Adrian Hubbard might be leaving early for the NFL draft can be put to rest as he announced through the university that he would return for another season. "I had a chance to t...

    Blog | January 11, 2013
  7. Tide could have five taken in first round

    Greg Ostendorf

    Thursday night could prove to be a historic night for the University of Alabama. Coming off its second national championship in three years, the Crimson Tide could have up to five players selected in the first round of the NFL draft, the most ever...

    Blog | April 26, 2012
  8. Pro day No. 2 could solidify draft standing

    Alex Scarborough

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- As if one pro day wasn't enough, the University of Alabama is going for No. 2. On Thursday morning, Trent Richardson, Courtney Upshaw and Mark Barron will work out for NFL personnel in an attempt to improve, or in the case of Rich...

    Blog | March 28, 2012
  9. Menzie in comfort zone at pro day

    Greg Ostendorf

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Former University of Alabama defensive back DeQuan Menzie may have slipped a round or two in April's draft after a poor showing at the NFL combine last month when he ran a disappointing 4.74 in the 40-yard dash. On Wednesday, h...

    Blog | March 07, 2012
  10. Upshaw fails to impress at NFL combine

    Alex Scarborough

    A little more than a month ago, Courtney Upshaw was the talk of the NFL draft, rising up many draft boards with his impressive showing at the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Ala. Going against the best seniors in the country, the former University of Alabama ...

    Blog | March 02, 2012
  11. Combine: Hightower, Upshaw work out

    Greg Ostendorf

    The University of Alabama has nine players in Indianapolis for the NFL combine this week, more than any other college program. The Crimson Tide could potentially have up to five players drafted in the first round of April's NFL Draft. Find out how th...

    Blog | February 27, 2012
  12. Alabama Crimson Tide recruiting busts, including Mike Ford, Burto...

    Alex Scarborough

    There are a lot of highly regarded Alabama Crimson Tide recruits who never panned out, including Mike Ford, Star Jackson and Jimmy Johns.

    Story | Conversation | January 24, 2012
  13. NFL stock rising for Tide defenders

    Bryan Mullen

    Kevin Weidl of Scouts, Inc. came away from the Allstate BCS Championship Game believing four Alabama defenders could be taken in the first round of the 2012 NFL Draft. Here's what he said about Tide linebacker Courtney Upshaw: "He was the defensiv...

    Blog | January 11, 2012
  14. Former Alabama Crimson Tide cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick had a stan...

    Alex Scarborough

    Alabama held a pro day on Wednesday and dozens of NFL teams were represented

    Story | Conversation | January 10, 2012