Alabama Football Completes Second Pro Day

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – The University of Alabama football program hosted a second Pro Day on Tuesday inside the Hank Crisp Indoor Facility, with six draft-eligible Crimson Tide athletes showcasing their talents in front of representatives from numerous NFL teams.

Draft-eligible players that participated in the day’s events included: Thomas Fletcher, Miller Forristall, Najee Harris, Mac Jones, DeVonta Smith and Carl Tucker. Draft-eligible players that did not participate in on-field drills but were in attendance included: Christian Barmore, Deonte Brown, Landon Dickerson, Alex Leatherwood, Dylan Moses, Patrick Surtain II and Jaylen Waddle.

The day started at 11 a.m. CT with the athletes testing in the 40-yard dash, agility drills and position-specific drills. The SEC Network and NFL Network both broadcast the Crimson Tide’s two-hour Pro Day.

There were also numerous general managers and head coaches in attendance at today’s event. The list was highlighted by head coaches Bill Belichick (New England), Matt Nagy (Chicago), Sean Payton (New Orleans) and Kyle Shanahan (San Francisco). NFL front offices were also well represented with five general managers in attendance, including Joe Douglas (New York Jets), Chris Grier (Miami), Mickey Loomis (New Orleans), John Lynch (San Francisco) and Ryan Pace (Chicago).

The 2021 NFL Draft is scheduled for April 29-May 1 in Cleveland, Ohio. The three-day event will be broadcast on NFL Network, ABC and ESPN.

Following the conclusion of Pro Day, several Crimson Tide athletes met with media to discuss the day’s events.

Alabama Pro Day Quotes

Alabama Quarterback Mac Jones

On his goals for today’s Pro Day:

“I just wanted to show that I am not a statue and I can make plays, and I’ll be able to do that hopefully at the next level. Obviously, it’s not going to be a clean pocket with five perfect blockers, so I am going to have to move a little bit, but you also don’t want to ruin the structure of the play. I just wanted to show that on a few (passes), even on creative footwork. At the end of the day, I am a pocket passer and I’m just going to drop back and let it rip.”

Alabama Wide Receiver DeVonta Smith

On what he will bring to the NFL:

“I’ll just bring the mentality that I won’t be stopped. I’ll just be going in every day, knowing that I am going to grind. I am going to work every day and teams know that I am not just going to sit up there and lay down.”

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Alabama Pro Day Press Conferences

Mac Jones

Patrick Surtain II

Dylan Moses