Alabama Head Coach Nick Saban Reveals Plans of a Pro Day Involving De’Vonta Smith

Published 02/13/2021, 3:11 PM EST
Jan 5, 2021; Tuscaloosa, AL, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide wide receiver DeVonta Smith poses for a photo after being announced the winner of the 2020 Heisman Trophy. Mandatory Credit: Kent Gidley/Heisman Trophy Trust via USA TODAY Sports


The University of Alabama Head Coach Nick Saban won his 7th National Championship this year. This was his 6th ring with the Alabama Crimson Tide Football team featuring some promising athletes in the form of Mac Jones, Najee Harris, and of course, the 2021 Heisman Trophy winner De’Vonta Smith.

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Jan 5, 2021; Tuscaloosa, AL, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide wide receiver DeVonta Smith is announced the winner of the 2020 Heisman Trophy. Mandatory Credit: Kent Gidley/Heisman Trophy Trust via USA TODAY Sports

The latter finished his junior year with Alabama as the first wide receiver to win a Heisman since Desmond Howard in 1991. He had a massive 1,856 receiving yards and 23 receiving touchdowns on 117 receptions to his name in 2020.

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With NFL scouts eager to assess the potential first-round prospect, coach Nick Saban offers an interesting update on the Pro Day plan for Alabama athletes.

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Nick Saban made an appearance on the latest installment of The Rich Eisen Show. While in conversation with Eisen, coach Saban revealed that this year’s Pro Day event will be a 2-day affair instead of just 1. Here’s why.

‘The closer we get to that day you know, the more people start to enquire about what’s going on so we’re actually going to have 2 Pro Days this season.

“I just thought we’d have a limited amount of people that can come to the Pro Day this year because of the COVID situation, they can only have 3 people in each organization.

Jan 11, 2021; Miami Gardens, Florida, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide wide receiver DeVonta Smith (6) scores a touchdown during the second quarter against Ohio State Buckeyes safety Marcus Hooker (23) in the 2021 College Football Playoff National Championship Game. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

“I thought it would give them more flexibility…our players wanted 2 days. So if they can send a receiver coach to see Smitty on both days they can but 23rd (February) is the main one,” Saban said on the show.

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Smith is tipped to be a potential 3rd-overall pick for the Miami Dolphins. Coach Brian Flores would like to bring in a star wide receiver.

In addition to that, Smith has already played alongside the highly rated QB Tua Tagovailoa during the latter’s Alabama days. Is there a reunion on the cards for the two youngsters?

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