AP: At least three of the Crimson Tide’s biggest stars — wide receiver Julio Jones, tailback Mark Ingram and defensive end Marcell Dareus — are juniors who are regarded as likely first-round NFL draft picks if they declare themselves eligible.

The deadline for that is Jan. 18.

“I think there are a lot of guys who are ready to come out now,” said quarterback Greg McElroy, a senior. “Whether or not they do, they have to weigh their options.”

And coach Nick Saban has modified his standard advice somewhat for underclassmen with thoughts of turning pro to take into account the NFL’s uncertain labor situation.

“Typically, if guys are first-round picks I tell them I support them going out in the draft,” said Saban, a former Miami Dolphins coach. “With the unknowns this year, I’ve kind of reduced that to guys that are a top-15 pick or they don’t have a chance to move up in the future.” (read more embedded below)

39 thoughts on “NFL Draft: Alabama prospects ponder the future”

  1. texas folks are saying cheese dip taught them to cheat….they did say the hookers were their idea though

  2. Really funny how the Nicket the Ewok coach has more secondary violations than any coach in the SEC, loser for Bama…

  3. barry bonds = auburn******************************************************************************************************************

  4. Lord,
    Please allow your humble servant one prayer and return Cam Newton to Auburn for one more year.
    Allow Cam and Gus Malzahn the failure of trying to produce with a brand new offensive line that is green as Pat Dye’s stomach bile.
    Humble their spirits with the reality that thier golden moment of cashing in has came and left and they are stuck watching thier stock and fortunes dwindle behind an offensive line that could not hold back a group of unruly pre-schoolers.
    Lord let Auburn Unlimited see the futility of all the money that they paid Cam and Malzahn to stayfor one more year.
    And most of all Dear God,
    please throw a banana peel in front of that drunken bastard we call Pat Dye, so that he might fall and smite his hip bone in such a way that he wont be able to walk with out assistance for a good long while.
    Oh. and before I forget it…..
    Please tell Bama hate to clean the tobacco juice off of his false teeth. And remind Mandy it is okay to use a douche.
    And remind BPI, that
    one… he knows nothing about playing ball.
    and two he is not really and indian, much the same way Auburn is not really a school of higher learning.
    Oh and God. Please tell Julio, to hug my left nut.

  5. AllrightyTouchMyClit,
    Please quit praying to Buddha, it doesn’t change the fact that your “dynasty” team was bent over the barrel and whipped like a unruly mule at home before 100,000 inbred, screaming, smelly Mullets. We’ll go take the crystal now that is rightfully ours, Loser with a capital L.

    Boohoo Blow Tide

  6. Wow, a 1-point beatdown.
    We are so humbled. How will we ever recover. tsk… tsk… what a tragedy. I am offer 2 to 1 odds that Cecil is already on the phone with an agent.

  7. Seroiusly hate.
    Even if you do all of the above you are merely doing what Bama did last year. BEFORE YOU DID IT.
    The University of Auburn
    “A tradition of sucking hind teat to Bama”

  8. Hate was beaten by Bama kids on the playground. Ya’ll have a little sympathy on the little red-headed step-child. She will be back in her rightful place soon enough. See, in Auburn math 1 > 13, 1 point > 36 points, and so on. She doesn’t know how to act because she has never been there before. All she knows is rolling trees and hating bammer, bless her heart. Been picked on all of her life by mean ol bama fans, nows her chance to get back. By talking mean on the internet. That ought to make her feel better. Roll Tide little girl!

  9. YAWN… Vol, please… come up with some new material. You are getting lame. Wait a minute, you have always been pretty lame. Carry on.

  10. hey BM i mean BH….u r obsessed with bama….u guys r playing for NC and u r on our board calling bama cheaters….give it up….yall have been cheating since dye…..it took yall this long to get to NC….yall are the biggest cheaters in the WHOLE country….your excuse is others cheat….u dont even deny that u cheat….U R PATHETIC

  11. I wonder if we pulled your teeth, tammy’s teeth and charle’s teeth if there would be enough to make a full set

  12. nobody wants your ignorant self to roll with the tide ….we want u to roll back to the trailer park and barner board

  13. is charles your brother or your cousin?…and is your sister tammy dating u this week or charles?


  15. Auburn vs. Oregon.
    Bma’s little brother against USC’s perrinial whipping boy. Pardon while I take a nap.

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