The Alabama football program will be well-represented at this year’s NFL Scouting Combine.
13 Alabama players will be present at the combine which is scheduled to last from Feb. 28 to March 3. The event will take place at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Nick Saban and his coaching staff work hard to develop players into better young men on and off the field.
It has proven to work out for most as his former players have made it to the league or taken on other occupations outside of the football realm.
Roll Tide Wire takes a look at the 13 players that received their invitation to participate in the 2023 NFL Scouting Combine.
1. Bryce Young Many expect Bryce Young to be the first player taken in this year’s draft. He possesses all of the traits necessary to be successful at the next level.
2. Will Anderson Jr. Many Alabama fans have gone as far as comparing Will Anderson Jr. to the Alabama great Derrick Thomas.
3. DeMarcco Hellams Alabama’s leading tackler this past season was veteran safety, DeMarcco Hellams.
4. Brian Branch Outside of Will Anderson Jr., star Brian Branch might be the most-coveted defensive prospect out of Alabama in this year’s draft.
5. Byron Young One of Alabama’s best defensive linemen is headed to the league. After spending four seasons with the Tide, defensive end Byron Young is ready to make the next step in his football career.
6. DJ Dale DJ Dale started for four years on Pete Golding’s defense. Dale did not stand out too much as a flashy player.
7. Tyler Steen The expectation was that Tyler Steen would come in and have an Evan Neal-type impact.
8. Emil Ekiyor A lot of draft boards will have Emil Ekiyor being a day-three pick. That might be the case.
9. Cameron Latu In case Alabama fans had forgotten, Cameron Latu was originally signed to play outside linebacker.
10. Jahmyr Gibbs Some NFL scouts have already begun comparing Jahmyr Gibbs to Saints running back Alvin Kamara.
11. Eli Ricks Eli Ricks was projected as a top-ten pick to begin the season by many draft experts.
12. Henry To'oTo'o One of Alabama’s leaders on the defensive side of the ball over the past two seasons was linebacker Henry To’oTo’o.
13. Jordan Battle Jordan Battle has been the ‘heart and soul’ of Alabama’s secondary over the last few years.