Football

Five players leave early for the NFL Draft

Since head coach Nick Saban took over in 2009, he has had 25 players leave the program early for the draft. He had five more on Thursday. Minkah Fitzpatrick, Da’Ron Payne, Ronnie Harrison and Bo Scarbrough all announced that they would submit their names for the NFL Draft on Thursday, while wide receiver Calvin Ridley announced on Wednesday via Twitter.