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NFL Draft Scout's Rob Rang lists Alabama redshirt sophomore DL Quinnen Williams as the highest riser from Week 7 after his performance against Missouri.

The stats for Williams (6'4/295) were exceptional: seven tackles (six solo), two for loss, and a sack that resulted in a safety. As is often the case for defensive lineman, however, the stats don't tell the whole story on how dominant Williams was -- and has been -- in 2018. "Williams’ stout frame and fantastic weight-room strength make him a virtually immovable object in the middle at nose guard," writes Rang. This is a loaded defensive line class, but if the redshirt sophomore does enter the draft, it sure seems like he's going to be a first-round lock at this point, if such thing exists.
Oct 15 - 6:28 PM

Alabama HC Nick Saban told reporters at his weekly press conference that sophomore QB Tua Tagovailoa will practice and is a "full-go" for Saturday's game against Tennessee.

"Tua hasn't missed a day of practice," Saban said. "He could've gone back in the game, like I said (Saturday). He's going to practice today. Probably better this week than he was last week, so we're going to see how he does in practice and continue to evaluate him." That's obviously terrific news for the Crimson Tide/people who like watching ridiculously good quarterbacks. Alabama does have the ultimate fallback option in Jalen Hurts if Tagovailoa cant go, but it sure sounds like the southpaw sophomore is going to play against the Volunteers this week.
Source: CBS Sports
Oct 15 - 3:37 PM

Alabama sophomore WR Devonta Smith (leg) does not appear to have suffered a major injury, as HC Nick Saban updated the receiver's injury after Saturday's game against Missouri.

Smith checked out of the game in the second quarter after an apparent leg injury and returned to the sidelines in the second half wearing street clothes. "Smitty pulled a muscle, so he's going to be day-to-day and probably would be the most questionable guy that we have," Saban said. He posted four receptions for 100 yards and a touchdown before departing. His status is uncertain for next Saturday's battle against Tennessee.
Oct 13 - 11:48 PM

Alabama senior RB Damien Harris rushed for 62 yards and one touchdown on 14 carries in Saturday's 39-10 win over Missouri.

It was the second most carries Harris (5'11/215) has received this season with the Crimson Tide rotating all of their elite running backs into games this season. On his lone touchdown, the senior back had to bounce it all the way outside after running into a brick wall up the middle in order to convert his goal line carry into a score. It was Harris' fourth touchdown of the season, and he'll have a chance to add to the total next week against Tennessee. The running backs might be more involved if Tua Tagovailoa (knee) isn't able to play.
Oct 13 - 10:52 PM

Alabama sophomore WR Henry Ruggs III managed to return to Saturday's game against Missouri after suffering a lower right leg injury in the third quarter.

Ruggs was taken to the locker room briefly for further evaluation, and his ability to return to the game is a good sign for Alabama moving forward. The Crimson Tide were already without DeVonta Smith, who suffered a hamstring injury in the first half, so getting Ruggs back on the field appears to bode well for his status for the October 20 game at Tennessee.
Oct 13 - 10:50 PM

Alabama HC Nick Saban said following Saturday's win over Missouri that sophomore QB Tua Tagovailoa (knee) could have returned if needed.

Saban said that Tagovailoa simply tweaked his right knee on a third quarter scramble, and that "we don't think there are any issues with it." At the time of the injury Alabama held a 30-10 lead, and really weren't challenged from that point forward. The question now is how healthy Tagovailoa will be for the Crimson Tide's October 20 game at Tennessee. If there are any issues Alabama can call on junior Jalen Hurts to lead the offense.
Oct 13 - 10:46 PM

Alabama sophomore WR Jerry Jeudy caught three passes for 147 yards and one touchdown in Saturday's 39-10 win over Missouri.

It took all of 23 seconds for Jeudy (6'1/192) to score an 81-yard touchdown on a deep pass from Tua Tagovailoa (link to the video below). Jeudy has now taken 22.5 percent of his catches to the house (nine touchdowns) on the season. It's important to remember that Jeudy is just a sophomore, and he wasn't a major contributor last year behind Calvin Ridley, so what he is doing is unbelievable. The Crimson Tide have a road game against Tennessee next Saturday and Jeudy might be shouldering a bigger load if Henry Ruggs and DeVonta Smith aren't able to suit up after they both left the game early tonight.
Oct 13 - 10:38 PM

Alabama sophomore QB Tua Tagovailoa is considered to be questionable to return to Saturday's game against Missouri after suffering a right knee injury.

Tagovailoa re-injured the knee, which was wrapped in a sleeve at the time, on a scramble early in the third quarter. After some time in the injury tent the sophomore emerged with a stronger brace on the knee. Whether or not Tagovailoa sees any more action Saturday likely depends upon the score, with the Crimson Tide holding a 30-10 lead at the time of his exit. Junior QB Jalen Hurts is now leading the Alabama offense.
Oct 13 - 9:41 PM

Alabama sophomore WR Henry Ruggs III limped off the field in the third quarter of Saturday's game against Missouri with an apparent lower right leg injury.

Ruggs (6'0/183) suffered the injury while being tackled by a Missouri defender, limping off the field and falling to the ground on the team bench. The sophomore was eventually taken back to the Alabama locker room for further evaluation. The Crimson Tide are already down one receiver, as DeVonta Smith left the game after suffering a hamstring injury in the first half.
Oct 13 - 9:32 PM

Alabama sophomore WR DeVonta Smith will not return to Saturday's game against Missouri due to a right hamstring injury.

Smith (6'1/173) suffered the injury on a 57-yard reception during the second quarter, and after returning to the field with his teammates for the start of the second half slowly walked back to the locker room. Smith's health is something to keep an eye on as the Crimson Tide begin preparations for their October 20 matchup with Tennessee.
Oct 13 - 9:29 PM

Alabama sophomore QB Tua Tagovailoa (knee) jogged off the field after an apparent right knee injury in the second half of Saturday's game against Missouri.

Tagovailoa appeared to injure his right knee, but the fact he was able to jog off under his own power is certainly a good sign. He was wearing a neoprene sleeve on the knee before suffering that injury after shedding a bulkier brace worn during the first half due to a knee sprain he had been dealing with previously. It's likely he'll be back to the brace after suffering what Alabama and college football fans hope is just a scare and a minor injury. Stay tuned. Jalen Hurts is likely to bring it home for the rest of the game against Mizzou, and would start if Tua is forced to miss time.

Alabama sophomore WR Devonta Smith limped off the field during the second quarter of Saturday's game against Missouri with an apparent right hamstring injury.

According to reports, Smith (6'1/173) appeared to injure his hamstring on what was a 57-yard reception. After being evaluated briefly in the team's injury tent, the sophomore pass-catcher was taken back to the Alabama locker room. Redshirt freshman Tyrell Shavers is listed as Smith's backup at the "X" receiver position on Alabama's depth chart.
Oct 13 - 8:34 PM

Walter Football's Charlie Campbell has spoken with multiple sources who believe Alabama redshirt sophomore DL Quinnen Williams "will grade out as a high first-round pick" so long as he maintains his consistency.

It's not a given that the 6-foot-4, 295-pound Williams declares for the draft this winter, but Campbell hears that he'll at least apply to the advisory board to see the general view the NFL might be taking. The redshirt sophomore has posted 22 tackles (5.5 for loss) in six games this season.
Oct 12 - 4:44 PM

Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline writes that Alabama redshirt junior S Deionte Thompson "has shown significant improvement in his play this year."

Pauline's not the first to notice Thompson's forward step this season, with PFF landing him on their breakout stars list at the end of September due to his strong work through the first quarter of the campaign. The 6-foot-2, 196-pound redshirt junior has registered 35 tackles (1.5 for loss), a pair of interceptions and five passes defended in six games this season. Pauline graded Thompson as a fifth-round selection over the summer, but it's logical that he might start to rise toward a potential Day 2 selection so long as he continues his ascendency on the field.
Oct 12 - 4:34 PM

Alabama sophomore QB Tua Tagovailoa is working through a knee sprain.

While the Heisman frontrunner is not at 100-percent health, this does not outwardly appear to be a serious injury. Tide HC Nick Saban said that Tagovailoa took all the first-team snaps in Wednesday's practice, a pretty clear sign that there's no real concern that the sophomore gunslinger might actually be in danger of missing game action. Still, it wouldn't be a surprise to see Jalen Hurts receive a little extra run against Missouri on Saturday. Especially if Tua can get Alabama off to a hot start, which has been the case in essentially every game this season.
Oct 10 - 8:37 PM


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