Three Alabama players turning pro
Alabama wide receiver Jerry Jeudy, offensive tackle Jedrick Wills Jr. and safety Xavier McKinney are skipping their senior seasons to enter the NFL draft.
Crimson Tide junior quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, the Heisman Trophy runnerup in 2018 and a likely top-10 pick, will announce his decision Monday.
Jeudy, considered by some draft experts as the top prospect at his position and a top-five pick overall, made his announcement Saturday, three days after he earned MVP honors in a Citrus Bowl win over Michigan. Jeudy had 204 receiving yards with a touchdown on six catches in the game.
The 2018 Biletnikoff Award winner had 77 catches for 1,163 yards and 10 touchdowns this season. Jeudy caught 159 passes overall for 2,742 yards and 26 touchdowns with the Crimson Tide.
Wills, a second-team All-American who’s considered a top-10 prospect at his position, started the last two seasons at right tackle.
McKinney, a junior and third-team All-American, led Alabama in tackles this season with 95. He also had three sacks, three interceptions, four forced fumbles and five pass breakups.
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