(Associated Press) — TUSCALOOSA, Alabama Linebacker Chris Braswell of Alabama is going to enter the National Football League draft.
The announcement that Braswell would be leaving the Crimson Tide to play in the National Football League was made with that of teammates linebacker Dallas Turner and offensive tackle JC Latham. In a post that he published on Instagram on Thursday, he revealed his choice.
“During the course of my time at the University of Arizona, I have accomplished my primary objectives, which were to win a national championship and, most importantly, to earn my degree,” Braswell wrote. I have made experiences that will last a lifetime and established relationships that will last a lifetime.
“Notwithstanding this, it is time for me to start a new chapter in my life.”
After Turner, Braswell concluded the season with eight sacks, which was the second most on the club. 42 tackles, 10.5 tackles for loss, and three forced fumbles were among his accomplishments. In addition, he prevented a kick from being taken and returned an interception for a touchdown at a distance of 28 yards versus Mississippi State.
Two players from Alabama have expressed their want to move on to the National Football League.
Latham has been the starting right tackle for Alabama for the past two years, and he made the announcement on Wednesday night that he will be giving up his remaining eligibility in order to join the draft in 2024. On Thursday morning, linebacker Chris Braswell made the same declaration that Latham had made.
During the 2023 season, Braswell recorded 42 tackles, 10.5 tackles for loss, eight sacks, three forced fumbles, and an interception that he recovered for a touchdown. In addition, he had three forced fumbles.
As members of the Crimson Tide, the two players, along with edge rusher Dallas Turner, have announced their plans in the wake of Alabama’s loss to Michigan in the Rose Bowl on January 1.
Chris Braswell, an edge rusher for the Alabama football team, was the one who made the announcement on Instagram on Thursday that he would be entering the 2024 NFL Draft.
After Will Anderson Jr. left for the National Football League in 2023, Braswell was given the opportunity to start on a full-time basis for the first time. In addition to edge rusher Dallas Turner, Braswell has also declared his intention to participate in the 2024 NFL Draft. This means that Alabama has two openings at the edge rusher position.
By the end of the season, Braswell had racked up 42 tackles, eight sacks, three forced fumbles, one interception, and one score.
“My heartfelt appreciation goes out to my friends, teammates, coaches and family whose unwavering support has been my anchor through the highs and lows of this incredible journey,” Braswell posted to his Instagram account. In addition, I would want to express my deepest gratitude to Coach Saban for providing me with the chance to participate in the college football program at the University of Alabama. Over the course of your instruction, I have not only improved as a player, but I have also developed into a more well-rounded person.
In the 2024 NFL Draft, it is highly unlikely that Braswell will be the final player on the Alabama roster to declare for the draft. Even more are anticipated to make their choices public in the near future.
It is the 15th of January that is the deadline for underclassmen to declare.
As a result of the departures of Turner and Braswell, Alabama will be forced to look to other players to replace the edge rusher positions. In addition to having a veteran in Quandarrius Robinson, it also has a number of young players with a lot of potential, such as Keon Keeley. It’s also possible that the transfer portal is an alternative.