Alabama DB Brian Branch declares for 2023 NFL draft

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One of the best defensive players in college football is making the early jump to the next level.

Alabama defensive back Brian Branch will forego his senior season with the Crimson Tide and declare for the 2023 NFL draft, he announced via social media earlier this week.

A versatile playmaker who can line up at safety or in the slot, Branch has been a key cog in Nick Saban’s defense, and should be well-prepared to make a similar impact in the pros.

Branch is expected to be a first-round pick when April rolls around.

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Story originally appeared on Draft Wire