Not stunningly, another Alabama player has decided he'd like to leap to the next level to cleanse the most recent event in his Crimson Tide career.
Reportedly, Josh Jacobs will follow Damien Harris to the NFL, and he more than proved his mettle during a phenomenal 2018 campaign.
Alabama running back Josh Jacobs is turning pro, per sources https://t.co/IaBxjPjG3P— Matt Zenitz (@mzenitz) January 11, 2019
Jacobs ran for 640 yards and an impressive 11 touchdowns this past campaign, in addition to catching 20 balls for 247 yards and another three scores.
He's also got a 77-yard kick return on his resumé this season. No big deal.
Jacobs isn't the only Bama offensive stud following the NFL path, however. Irv Smith Jr. will join him at the next level. His remarkable and record-setting final campaign in Tuscaloosa will live on in Bama lore forever.
Alabama TE Irv Smith Jr. is also declaring for the 2019 NFL Draft. This past season he broke the school’s single-season record for TEs with 710 receiving yards and 7 TDs.— NFL Update (@MySportsUpdate) January 11, 2019
Yeah, those numbers'll play at the next level. Smith Jr. is the son of the former New Orleans Saints first-rounder of the same name, and could easily follow his father in that regard.
Bama will be losing two studs here (with replacements already waiting in line), and we thank them for their myriad contributions.