Alabama wide receiver Amari Cooper and running back T.J. Yeldon will enter the NFL draft and skip their senior seasons.
Alabama had a disappointing ending to their season after being upset in the Sugar Bowl by Ohio State. Their offense will be losing significant players after their promising season that ended in shocking defeat.
Quarterback Blake Sims will be leaving school since he is a senior. Running back T.J. Yeldon and wide receiver Amari Cooper will be following suit as they have decided to enter the NFL draft despite being juniors.
Cooper was the best wide receiver in college football and won the Biletnikoff Award while being a Heisman Trophy finalist. He is expected to be a top-10 pick and maybe even top-five.
Yeldon will likely be taken in the first two rounds. The Crimson Tide offense will look to reload next season with Derrick Henry returning at running back.
SportsCenter released this news on Twitter.
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