Alabama Stars Get Great Injury Updates Ahead of 2021 NFL Draft
The University of Alabama will be well-represented at the 2021 NFL Draft. Quarterback Mac Jones could be a top-10 pick, and his teammates like Jaylen Waddle, DeVonta Smith and Najee Harris are among the potential (or even likely) first-round picks from the Crimson Tide.
That trio of Waddle, Smith and Harris got fantastic injury updates ahead of the draft.
Waddle, who suffered an ankle injury and had surgery on it in October, is on the mend. That's great news for the explosive wideout whom teams are salivating over. He averaged 18.9 yards per reception at Alabama and is sure to wreak havoc on opposing defenses if he stays healthy.
Smith dislocated a finger during Alabama's National Championship win over Ohio State and had surgery to fix the torn ligaments right after. The reigning Heisman Trophy winner is facing no issues from that injury as he preps to hear his name in the first round of April's draft.
Harris twisted his ankle, also in the National Championship, but there's no concerns there. He could very well could hear his name called near the end of the first round for a running back-needy team like the Pittsburgh Steelers.
It's all systems go for these former Crimson Tide stars as they prepare for the start of their NFL careers.
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