Alabama CB Smith enters NFL Draft

Alabama junior cornerback Saivion Smith announced Saturday on Twitter that he will enter the 2019 NFL Draft.

A junior college transfer, Smith played in all 15 games and made 12 starts in his lone season with the Crimson Tide in 2018. He registered 60 tackles, five pass breakups and a team-high three interceptions.

The Tampa, Fla., native began his collegiate career at LSU in 2016, appearing in three games with the Tigers before transferring to Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College.

“The past 3 years have been quite the journey, LSU, MGCCC, to the greatest school in the world Alabama,” he tweeted. “It’s been an honor and privilege to play at Alabama this season.”

The 6-foot-1, 200-pound Smith returned an interception for a touchdown against Arkansas State on Sept. 8, tallied two interceptions against Missouri on Oct. 13, and posted a season-high 11 tackles in the SEC Championship Game victory against Georgia on Dec. 1.

Four other Alabama juniors announced they were leaving school on Friday: defensive lineman Quinnen Williams, offensive lineman Jonah Williams, tight end Irv Smith Jr. and running back Josh Jacobs.

–Field Level Media

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