TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- The crush of NFL coaches, scouts and executives will return to Tuscaloosa this morning.
With several potential first-round draft picks on hand, Alabama’s pro day activities will draw most, if not every, franchise to the football facility.
But not all of the Crimson Tide’s draft-eligible talent will participate.
Offseason injuries will keep running back Trent Richardson and Mark Barron from participating in the physical exercises that include the 40-yard dash and agility drills. An alternate date for their workouts is set for later this month.
Among those expected to participate today include cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick, a potential top-10 pick, along with linebackers Courtney Upshaw and Dont’a Hightower.
Just about any senior from last year’s team can take part, including receivers Darius Hanks and Marquis Maze and cornerback DeQuan Menzie (Carver High).
Last year, every NFL franchise attended Alabama’s pro day. Jets coach Rex Ryan and Broncos executive John Elway were among the big names who crowded into the Alabama weight room and indoor training facility to watch Mark Ingram, Marcell Dareus and others.