Alabama's Minkah Fitzpatrick, Ronnie Harrison declare for 2018 NFL Draft

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Former Madison Southern running back Damien Harris will return for his senior season at Alabama. Ridley scored a pair of touchdowns in the College Football Playoff semifinal against Michigan State.

"From a business standpoint, this is a good decision for them", Saban said.

Harris rushed for 1,000 yards and 11 TDs as a junior and has won two national titles while at Alabama. "Coach Saban and his entire staff of caring experts and professionals have created a culture of winning and forged an unprecedented legacy for this program". In announcing my entrance into the upcoming 2018 NFL Draft, I know that those who come after me will take this program to even greater heights.

National champion Alabama once again must replace a number of key players leaving early for the NFL draft, including All-America safety Minkah Fitzpatrick.

He led Alabama in receiving in each of his three seasons, and finishes his Tide career second in school history in receptions (224), third in receiving yards (2,781) and second in TD receptions (19). ranks is the No. 1 ranked wide receiver in the 2018 draft class.

ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr. rates Ridley as the draft's top receiver and the 10th-best player overall in his big board.

Alabama Crimson Tide defensive lineman Da'Ron Payne captured the Defensive Player of the Game honors in Monday's national championship victory over Georgia and reportedly is looking to parlay his success into an NFL career. I have a lifetime of unforgettable memories and friendships that shall endure forever.