Alabama Football: Predicting Tide’s NFL Draft decisions

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Predicting Alabama football’s 2022 NFL Draft decisions

Players who are probably leaving

Jameson Williams, WR

If I had written this before the College Football Playoff, Williams would’ve been near the top of the list of players who are leaving. However, the injury may change his thought process. He won’t be able to prove himself as a prospect at the NFL Combine due to his knee injury, and he likely won’t be healthy for the start of the season. He should still go, but staying is worth considering at this point. He’s also never won a national title, so he may want to come back to finish what he started.

Christian Harris, LB

Harris has three years as a starter under his belt, which is more than most athletes can say. He also progressed as a junior, and he’s likely a second-round pick right now.

Chris Owens, OL

Owens is hard to pinpoint. His NFL Draft stock is minimal, but he won’t improve it with another year. He will likely try to make a spot on the practice squad.

Daniel Wright

Wright improved this year, but he’s still a redshirt senior who isn’t guaranteed a starting spot. If it weren’t for COVID, he would graduate without a question. He may want to come back as a depth piece, but it makes sense for him to either transfer or try to make it on an NFL roster as a UDFA.

Jordan Battle, S

Battle has great traits, and he may go on Day 2 of the NFL Draft. He could use another year with Alabama football, but he’s good enough to leave as a junior without much debate.