Scouting the SEC - Alabama

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Tony Pauline

Draft Analyst Writer

While the overall number of prospects may be down for the Tide, the team still offers a nice array of next-level players, several of whom could impact the early part of Round 1.

Defensive lineman Raekwon Davis is our top prospect from the program, and it’s by a relatively wide margin. The junior has great size and also shows a good deal of athleticism. He can be a one-man wrecking crew and a dominant force up front. I like the versatility of his game and feel Davis offers a multitude of possibilities in both three and four-man fronts.

Several scouts grade Isaiah Buggs as the top Tide prospect, as he’s another explosive lineman with next-level athleticism. Buggs possesses great first-step quickness and plays with tremendous pad level and technique. Lacking the size of Davis, Buggs must improve his strength at the point, as he’s easily handled by opponents on occasion.

Terrell Lewis really impressed me on film last season, as he’s a nice-sized linebacker and a decent athlete who excelled as a pass rusher. Lewis is forceful off the edge and can also play in space. Three weeks ago, it was announced Lewis tore an ACL in his right knee, and he’s now out for an indeterminate amount of time.

Christian Miller rounds out the trio of potential top-100 prospects for the Tide, as he another nice-sized linebacker with playmaking skill. He has an upside but must round out his game.

Damien Harris shocked many on the outside after deciding to return to Alabama for his senior season but heads towards the 2019 draft as a first-round prospect -- something he was not of assured last April.

Harris is a powerful downhill ball carrier with excellent vision, smarts and small-area quickness. Though he's not a truly creative ball carrier, he does enough to make incoming defenders miss and always picks up positive yardage when the ball is in his hands.

NFL Prospects from Alabama

Grade

Rnd

Full Name

Pos

Number

Yr

4.06

1st

Raekwon Davis

DE

99

3Jr

3.94

2nd

Damien Harris

RB

34

4Sr

3.90

2nd

Isaiah Buggs

DE

49

4Sr

3.65

3rd

Terrell Lewis

OLB

24

3Jr

3.59

3-4

Christian Miller

OLB

47

5Sr

3.53

4th

Jonah Williams

G

73

3Jr

3.45

5th

Trevon Diggs

CB

7

3Jr

3.43

5th

Deionte Thompson

S

14

4Jr

3.39

5-6

Ross Pierschbacher

G

71

5Sr

3.34

6th

Matt Womack

T

77

4Jr

3.33

6th

Lester Cotton

G

66

4Sr

3.02

FA

Hale Hentges

TE

84

4Sr

3.00

FA

Jamey Mosley

OLB

16

5Sr

2.95

FA

Johnny Dwight

DT

95

5Sr

2.78

FA

Ronnie Clark

RB

5

5Sr

2.60R

FA

Keith Holcombe

ILB

42

5Sr