There will be a trio of Alabama Crimson Tide players in next April’s NFL Draft, after QB Bryce Young, edge-rusher Will Anderson Jr. and RB Jahmyr Gibbs all announced their decision to forgo remaining eligibility and declare on Monday morning.
Bryce Young is the first Alabama QB to win the Heisman Trophy; he threw for 4,872 yards and 47 touchdowns in 2021, following that up with 3,328 yards and 32 scores in 2022.
Will Anderson Jr. won the Bronko Nagurski Award as the nation’s best defensive player in 2021, and finished his Alabama career with 34.5 sacks and 58.5 tackles for loss.
Jahmyr Gibbs was Alabama’s leading rusher with 926 yards and seven TDs, averaging nearly 6.1 yards per carry this season; he also caught three touchdown passes in 2022.
Both Young and Anderson are projected to be top-five picks. Gibbs is also widely believed to be a first rounder next April.
In his final game with Alabama, Young threw for five touchdowns, winning the game’s MVP award. Gibbs rushed 15 times for 76 yards in the win, adding two receptions for an additional 66 yards. Alabama blew away Kansas State in the Sugar Bowl 45-20.
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