The good news for Saban and the coaching staff is that leading rusher Damien Harris opted to come back despite posting back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons. He was named the defensive MVP of both the Sugar Bowl and College Football Playoff National Championship. "With that being said, I will return for my senior year to graduate and try to repeat this feeling of winning a national championship again ..." He had 63 catches for 967 yards while no other wide receiver caught more than 14 balls.
Harris led the Tide with exactly 1,000 rushing yards and 11 touchdowns this season while ranking third in the conference averaging 7.41 yards per carry.
"Thank you to the UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA for taking great care of me #ROLLTIDE", he tweeted.
Scarbrough is one of a number of Tide players finishing their junior year and eligible to enter the National Football League draft.
A five-star recruit out of Monarch, Ridley had a stellar three-year collegiate career, in which he totaled 224 receptions, 2,781 yards and 19 touchdowns. WalterFootball.com ranks is the No. 1 ranked wide receiver in the 2018 draft class.
Just the third-ever victor of both the Jim Thorpe and Bednarik Awards in the same season-joining Charles Woodson and Patrick Peterson-Fitzpatrick is expected to be off the board in the first 10 picks of April's NFL Draft.
Just three days after winning a second straight national title with Alabama, Minkah Fitzpatrick has chose to declare for the 2018 NFL Draft. After the Crimson Tide's win, UCF put a billboard up in Tuscaloosa challenging Alabama to a home-and-home series.