Alabama linebacker Mack Wilson joins NFL draft exodus
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama middle linebacker Mack Wilson is entering the NFL draft.
Wilson becomes the seventh Crimson Tide player and fourth defender to declare for the draft since losing to Clemson in the national title game.
The junior announced his intentions on Twitter Sunday evening.
Wilson made 71 tackles with five for a loss and had two interceptions last season.
The Montgomery, Alabama product played in 42 games over the past two seasons and had 119 career tackles.
Alabama safety Deionte Thompson declares for NFL draft
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — All-America safety Deionte Thompson has joined a growing crowd of Alabama players leaving early for the NFL draft.
Thompson announced his decision Sunday on Twitter. He's the sixth Crimson Tide underclassman to announce his decision to leave early.
Thompson was a consensus All-American in his first season as the starter. He made 79 tackles and had two interceptions and four forced fumbles.
Alabama DB Saivion Smith declares for NFL draft
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama cornerback Saivion Smith is entering the NFL draft.
Smith announced his decision Saturday on Twitter, becoming the fifth Crimson Tide underclassmen to turn pro this week.
The junior college transfer played in all 15 games during his lone season at Alabama, starting 12. He had 60 tackles, three interceptions and eight tackles for loss.
Smith was a five-star recruit who played one season at LSU before transferring to Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College.
Tagovailoa, No. 1 Alabama host Lock, Missouri
Missouri (3-2, 0-2 Southeastern Conference) at No. 1 Alabama (6-0, 3-0), 7 p.m. ET (ESPN)
Line: Alabama by 28.
Series record: Alabama leads 3-2.
WHAT'S AT STAKE?
The Crimson Tide hasn't been challenged this season and wants to keep rolling. Missouri is seeking its first SEC win.
Saban: Alabama CB Diggs out indefinitely with broken foot
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama coach Nick Saban says cornerback Trevon Diggs is out indefinitely with a broken foot.
Saban said Monday that Diggs was injured Saturday during the game against Arkansas. The coach says he didn't know about the injury until after an MRI on Sunday.
Saban didn't say who will replace Diggs in the starting lineup Saturday night against Missouri. Saivion Smith and freshman Patrick Surtain Jr. have both started games at the opposite cornerback spot.
Top-ranked Alabama relying on young, untested secondary
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — All the offseason chatter about who will be throwing passes for Alabama — Jalen Hurts or Tua Tagovailoa — has overshadowed the pressing question of who's charged with defending them.
Alabama closes early signing with 5-star defensive end
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama picked up a five-star defensive end to punctuate the first day of the early signing period.
The Crimson Tide landed Eyabi Anoma of Baltimore, Maryland, on Wednesday and signed 15 players. Rated the No. 7 prospect nationally in the 247Sports composite rankings, Anoma picked Alabama over Michigan, Maryland, Georgia and Florida.
Alabama football: Tide adds two more to 2018 recruiting class
TUSCALOOSA — Alabama’s hot on the recruiting trail.
Hours after adding four-star cornerback Nadab Joseph to its 2018 recruiting class late Tuesday night, the Crimson Tide added two more commitments Wednesday morning, pushing its class to No. 10 in 247Sports’ composite rankings.