3 from ’Bama en­ter draft

Honolulu Star-Advertiser - - SPORTS - By John Zenor

TUSCALOOSA, ALA. >> Alabama’s top blocker, cor­ner­back and re­ceiver are skip­ping their fi­nal sea­sons to en­ter the NFL Draft.

Out­land Tro­phy-win­ning left tackle Cam Robin­son, cor­ner­back Mar­lon Humphrey and wide re­ceiver ArDar­ius Ste­wart an­nounced their de­ci­sions on Fri­day, four days af­ter the Crim­son Tide lost to Clem­son in the na­tional cham­pi­onship game. Robin­son and Humphrey are pro­jected as firstround picks.

Alabama won a na­tional cham­pi­onship and three South­east­ern Con­fer­ence ti­tles dur­ing their ca­reers be­fore suc­cumb­ing on a touch­down with one se­cond left in Mon­day night’s 35-31 loss .

“It’s been bit­ter­sweet, be­cause we didn’t fin­ish the sea­son the way we wanted to,” Robin­son said. “You al­ways want to fin­ish the sea­son on the right note, but know­ing that would be the last game that I would ul­ti­mately play with my team­mates and with this coach­ing staff and for this univer­sity and these fans, that was tough.”

Alabama was al­ready los­ing a num­ber of its big­gest stars among the se­niors, in­clud­ing de­fen­sive end Jonathan Allen, tight end O.J. Howard and lineback­ers Reuben Fos­ter, Tim Wil­liams and Ryan An­der­son. This just adds to the an­nual tal­ent ex­o­dus of a team with four na­tional ti­tles in eight years.

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