Alabama safety Ronnie Harrison declares for 2018 NFL Draft

By Vincent Frank

An entire contingent of Alabama football players who have earned two titles in their three seasons with the Crimson Tide are making that next career move to the NFL. Fresh off news that wide receiver Calvin Ridley, running back┬áBo Scarbrough and defensive tackle┬áDa’Ron Payne are declaring for the 2018 NFL Draft, comes this less-than-surprising news.

Projected first-round pick, safety Ronnie Harrison, will also reportedly forgo his senior season and declare for the upcoming draft, per

Harrison is considered one of the top overall defensive backs in the draft class. He’ll likely be the second safety off the board behind Florida State’s Derwin James. Some also see Alabama cornerback Minkah Fitzpatrick as a safety at the next level. He has not officially declared, but is said to be leaning heavily in that direction.

Harrison recorded a team-high 74 tackles to go with three interceptions and 2.5 sacks as a junior for the champion Crimson Tide this past season. He will more than likely be a top-20 pick in April’s draft.