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Alabama’s Bryce Young, Will Anderson Jr., Jahmyr Gibbs to enter NFL draft

Three potential first-round picks at the University of Alabama — quarterback Bryce Young, linebacker Will Anderson Jr., and running back Jamer Gibbs — left school Monday to enter the NFL Draft. announced that he would be graduating early from

Alabama coach Nick Saban said, “There may be others in the future who make decisions about what they do. But Monday’s announcement only featured those three players. .

ESPN’s Todd McShay predicts Young, the junior and 2021 Heisman Trophy winner, will be No. 1 overall if the Houston Texans win the pick. He has a 55.7% chance of the Texans being his No. 1 pick, according to ESPN’s Football Power Index projections.

Anderson, who won the Bronko Nagurski trophy for the second year in a row, is predicted to be a top three pick by McShay.

Anderson led the SEC in sacks (10) and tackles for losses (19.5) this season. He also led the country in pressure (50).

McShay expects Gibbs to be a late first-round pick. With the former Georgia Tech move, Alabama led in rushing (926 yards) and receiving (44 catches) this season.

The trio made the surprising decision not to opt out of Alabama’s game against Kansas State in last week’s Allstate Sugar Bowl. Young threw five touchdown passes in the lopsided 45-20 victory.

A former five-star prospect from Pasadena, California, Young spent his first season in Alabama, where he was a first-round pick in 2021 and a leading pitcher to Mack Jones, the starting quarterback for the New England Patriots. Spent as a backup.

Young, in his first season starting as a sophomore. At 6 feet 195 pounds, he threw for 47 touchdowns and had seven interceptions. He won his trophy and led Alabama to his SEC Championship, College Football he played in the playoffs at the National he went to the championship game but lost to Georgia.

Despite dealing with a shoulder injury and not having a receiver with the same ability as Junior, Young continued to excel, passing five interceptions for 3,328 yards and 32 touchdowns. He also rushed for 185 yards and four touchdowns.

Young injured his shoulder in a pitch during the Oct. 1 win at the University of Arkansas. He missed the next week’s game against Texas A&M.

When he made his comeback, starting every game for the rest of the season, his rep was actually managed to limit the pain. He said there was no threat to the long-term health of

Saban can rely on backup Jalen Milreau and Ty Simpson to replace Young.

Milroe has been a major backup this season since Young was sidelined against Texas A&M. Millow, a former four-star prospect, rushed for 300 yards for a touchdown. However, the redshirt freshman was inconsistent as a passer, completing 31 of 53 attempts for 297 yards and completing 5 touchdowns with 3 interceptions.

A true freshman and former four-star prospect, Simpson hit 35 yards on four of his five pass attempts.

Last month, the University of Alabama signed fourth- and fifth-place pocket passers for the 2023 class, Eli Holstein and Dylan Lonergan, respectively.

After losing two games during the regular season, Alabama narrowly missed reaching the college football playoffs, finishing fifth in the final rankings.

The Crimson Tide will play next season at home to Middle Tennessee on September 2nd. Next Saturday we will play against Texas.

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