In preparation for the 2017 football season, NFLDraftScout.com will profile the top NFL draft-eligible prospects with a different player profile each day. The series will culminate with the preseason top-20 prospects in August. With all due respect to the rest of the Alabama program -- including Heisman
Alabama recently gave ESPN.com a day of full access with Nick Saban. The coach entering his 10th season discusses a number of topics with Chris Low, including graduate transfer Maurice Smith, a story that has dominated the recent news cycle. Saban told Low the feeling that he failed Smith somehow, as
Calvin Ridley doesn't want to brag on Alabama's receiving corps too much. ''As a group of receivers, we're really good,'' Ridley said. Maybe Cooper Bateman, Blake Barnett or freshman Jalen Hurts will seamlessly grab the quarterback job.