Nov 9, 2013; Tuscaloosa, AL, USA; LSU Tigers running back Jeremy Hill (33) is tackled by Alabama Crimson Tide defensive back Deion Belue (13) and Adrian Hubbard (42) in the second quarter at Bryant-Denny Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Alabama Crimson Tide’s Adrian Hubbard to enter the NFL Draft


According to CBS’ Jeremy Fowler, Adrian Hubbard of the Alabama Crimson Tide plans to enter the NFL draft.

Losing players early to the NFL is obviously nothing new for the Tide, who lose several early entrants to the draft seemingly every season.

Hubbard was an unsung hero for the Tide defense. He was originally recruited by several teams like the Florida State Seminoles, South Carolina Gamecocks, Clemson Tigers, Auburn Tigers and Kentucky Wildcats, as a defensive lineman, but the Tide used a redshirt season in 2010 to transition him into a linebacker.

Hubbard served as a backup in 2011 before starting 12 games as the “Sam” linebacker in 2012. He had 39 tackles, 10 for loss, 6.0 sacks and three forced fumbles, showing he was a force.

This season, Hubbard’s numbers took a bit of a decline as he finished with just 3.0 sacks on the season.

Hubbard, who thought about entering last year’s draft, is mostly projected as a late first/early second round pick.

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  • J.O.

    He shoulda stayed. He had a disappointing year

  • ndotken

    Hubbard made a good decision to leave. Hubbard has limited talent and a low ceiling … and he was going to lose his starting job to Jonathan Allen or to one of the more athletic recruits coming in. It would be tough for a GM to justify using a draft pick in 2015 for a guy that wasn’t even be a starter on his college team.