Eddie Lacy and two of his teammates will enter the NFL Draft. (Mike Ehrmann, Getty Images)
As expected, three of the national champion Crimson Tide's top performers will be moving on to the professional ranks. Junior running back Eddie Lacy, junior cornerback Dee Milliner, and junior tackle D.J. Fluker all announced that they would forgo their senior seasons and enter the 2013 NFL Draft.
CBSSports.com ranks Lacy as the top available running back in the draft. Lacy ran for 157 yards and two touchdowns in Alabama's dominating 42-14 national title game win over Notre Dame. Milliner is a top prospect in his own right and is widely expected to be a first-round pick. Scouts have praised both his ability in pass coverage as well as his contribution to run defense. Similarly, the 6-6, 335 pound Fluker is considered the second-best prospect at tackle in the 2013 draft class.