Alabama LB Dylan Moses announces plans for 2021 season
On Thursday, four Alabama players announced in a joint press conference that they were all declaring for the 2021 NFL Draft. Linebacker Dylan Moses didn’t announce his decision until later in the day, but it was the same one — he’s going pro.
Moses shared a heartfelt message on Instagram announcing that he’s heading to the NFL. He’s spent four years with the Crimson Tide, and in 2020, he returned from a knee injury that sidelined him for all of the previous season and proved he could still play at a high level and be a key contributor for their defense.
In 13 games this past season, Moses had 80 tackles, 1.5 sacks, one interception, four pass deflections and a forced fumble. Over his career with the Tide, he had 196 tackles, 6.5 sacks, two interceptions, six pass deflections and three forced fumbles in 39 games.
Although Moses was a senior, he could have opted to return to Alabama, as the NCAA is giving all players an extra year of eligibility due to the uncertainty surrounding the 2020 season caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Moses was a 5-star recruit out of IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla., in Alabama’s 2017 class, and he certainly lived up to those expectations with the Crimson Tide. And his career ended with him getting to celebrate their victory in the College Football Playoff National Championship Game.
Now, Moses is likely to be an early selection in the 2021 NFL Draft. It’s possible that he could end up being a first-round pick, but if he isn’t, he shouldn’t be on the board much later than that.