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Alabama WR Calvin Ridley entering 2018 NFL Draft

Alabama WR Calvin Ridley entering 2018 NFL Draft

Savage, the executive director of the Reese's Senior Bowl, joined me on "The Opening Kickoff" on WNSP-FM 105.5 on Thursday to discuss Calvin Ridley, Da'Ron Payne and Bo Scarbrough. The San Francisco 49ers, for example, were apart of a blockbuster trade this season that landed them a potential future star at quarterback in Jimmy Garoppolo and - with a stud running back in Carlos Hyde - a star receiver could help them complete their transformation into a much more respected team.

But AL.com reported that leading rusher Damien Harris is staying for his senior season.

Harris rushed for 1,000 yards or more in each of the last two seasons.

He tallied six tackles and generated consistent pressure in the backfield against Georgia, helping the defense hold the Bulldogs without a point in the fourth quarter while Tua Tagovailoa directed a comeback on the offensive side.

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Saban said he looks forward to the day when these players return to watch Alabama from the sidelines, like a big group at Monday night's national title game against Georgia.

In his three years in Tuscaloosa, Ridley caught 224 balls for 2,781 yards and 19 touchdowns.

After rushing for 812 yards and 6.5 yards per carry as a sophomore, Scarbrough was not as effective this past season, rushing for 596 yards and averaging 4.8 per carry. Ridley scored a pair of touchdowns in the College Football Playoff semifinal against Michigan State. WalterFootball.com ranks is the No. 1 ranked wide receiver in the 2018 draft class.

Scarbrough is not listed among the top 20 running back prospects, according to CBS, which had a recent top five of Penn State's Saquon Barkley, LSU's Derrius Guice, Stanford's Bryce Love, Southern California's Ronald Jones and Harris.