Crimson Tide's Ridley declares for NFL Draft

Crimson Tide's Ridley declares for NFL Draft

Crimson Tide's Ridley declares for NFL Draft

The expectation here is that Ridley and SMU's Courtland Sutton will vie to be the first receiver off the board when the 2018 NFL Draft comes calling in April. I have a lifetime of unforgettable memories and friendships that shall endure forever. Coach Saban, thank you for building winning football teams by turning good players into great ones, and talented boys into successful men with a objective. All told, he caught 224 passes for 2,781 yards and 19 touchdowns.

Damien Harris rushed for exactly 1,000 yards and 11 touchdowns this season, averaging 7.6 yards per carry as he helped lead the Crimson Tide to another national championship.

Considered by most to be the top receiver in the class, Ridley's numbers at Bama were directly impacted by the team's run-first offense.

With Ridley off to the NFL, Alabama will turn to a talented crop of freshman receivers, including Jerry Jeudy, Henry Ruggs and DeVonta Smith, who caught the game-winning touchdown against Georgia.

Harris' backfield partner Bo Scarborough, a junior, declared for the National Football League draft earlier Wednesday.

Scarbrough is one of a number of Tide players finishing their junior year and eligible to enter the National Football League draft.

"Probably have several that should (declare) and probably have several that shouldn't, from a business perspective", Saban said.

This season, Ridley finished the year with 63 receptions for 967 yards and five touchdowns.

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