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Alabama's Landon Collins leaving early for NFL Draft
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Alabama's Landon Collins leaving early for NFL Draft
Thursday January 8th, 2015

Alabama junior safety Landon Collins will forego his final season of eligibility and enter the NFL draft, reports Yahoo! Sports’ Rand Getlin.

Collins' mother later confirmed to ESPN.com that her son was entering the draft. Collins -- who was All-America this season -- is considered to be a likely first-round pick in the draft, which will be held April 30 to May 2 in Chicago.

Collins recorded 103 total tackles, recovered two fumbles, broke up seven passes and co-led his team with three interceptions in 14 games this season. He earned first-team All-America honors from the Associated Press and helped lead Alabama to another SEC title and a spot in the College Football Playoff.

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Top-ranked Alabama lost to Ohio State 42-35 in the Sugar Bowl, and Collins had 11 tackles in the game.

In three seasons with the Crimson Tide, Collins tallied 189 tackles and five interceptions.

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