Four Alabama players declare for the NFL Draft

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Four Alabama juniors have decided to enter the NFL Draft. Safety HaHa Clinton-Dix, left tackle Cyrus Kounandjio, linebacker Adrian Hubbard and defensive lineman Jeoffrey Pagan are all leaving for the NFL.

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Alabama held a press conference this evening for all four players to announce their decisions. Hubbard is the only one of the four to have graduated. It was reported yesterday that Hubbard would enter the draft, but nothing was official. Of the four early entrees, Pagan is the most surprising, and I thought he would return for another season.

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Auburn running back Tre Mason declared for the NFL Draft earlier this afternoon.

The SEC now totals 24 underclassmen leaving early:

  • Odell Beckham, WR, LSU
  • Chris Boyd, WR, Vanderbilt (suspended for the 2013 season)
  • HaHa Clinton-Dix, DB, Alabama
  • Jadeveon Clowney, DE, South Carolina
  • Kony Ealy, DE, Missouri
  • Bruce Ellington, WR, South Carolina
  • Mike Evans, WR, Texas A&M
  • Ego Ferguson, DT, LSU
  • Victor Hampton, CB, South Carolina
  • Adrian Hubbard, LB, Alabama
  • Anthony Johnson, DT, LSU
  • Henry Josey, RB, Missouri
  • Cyrus Kouandjio, OL, Alabama
  • Jarvis Landry, WR, LSU
  • Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M
  • Tre Mason, RB, Auburn
  • Donte Moncrief, WR, Ole Miss
  • Jeoffrey Pagan, DL, Alabama
  • Ronald Powell, DE/LB, Florida
  • Loucheiz Purifoy, CB, Florida
  • Kelcy Quarles, DT, South Carolina
  • Antonio Richardson, OT, Tennessee
  • Marcus Roberson, CB, Florida
  • Greg Robinson, LT, Auburn

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  • Quick question: can I just take that list as it is, convert Purifoy to a safety and just make my own NFL team?

    • Seriously. And these are just the underclassmen. You could probably form a competitive NFL team every year from SEC grads and early departures

  • I’m glad to see that not one UGA underclassman has declared!

  • With what we are continuing to learn about long term brain injuries, I can’t blame any player for taking a shot at the next level as soon as they are eligible. Good luck to all of them.

    • With brain injuries AND knee injuries, I agree with getting out as quickly as possible if you are physically and mentally ready for the pros. The kids who aren’t physically or mentally ready are doing themselves a terrible disservice by going pro early and foregoing a free education to it’s completion.