Former Alabama linebacker Shaun Dion Hamilton is hoping to show NFL scouts and coaches that his right knee will be fully recovered before the April NFL draft gets underway.
This video he released Tuesday night is a good start:
Comeback Season part II. Stay tuned… pic.twitter.com/RqeDCH0XoY
— Shaun Dion Hamilton (@iam_sdh20) February 21, 2018
It’s good to see Hamilton moving around and healthy again. He hasn’t played since going down with the knee injury against LSU on Nov. 4.
“He’s probably one of the smarter players that we’ve had around here in my time being here in terms of being able to make adjustments, being able to make calls,” Saban told SEC Country’s Marq Burnett after the injury. “Helping other players play better because of his ability to do those types of things. He is a good leader. There’s a lot of things that he does extremely well, and he’s a very, very productive player. He’s an all-around good player that is a great teammate, that has been a guy that’s a signal caller. So by the things that he does out there, he really allows other players to be able to play with more confidence because of his knowledge and experience.”
His absence was felt, but the Crimson Tide were able to recover enough to still defeat Georgia in the College Football Playoff title game.
Hamilton finished his collegiate career with 40 tackles, including 5 1/2 tackles for loss and 2 1/2 sacks.
According to Walterfootball.com, Hamilton is the No. 10 inside linebacker in this draft class, and he’s projected to be selected in the third or fourth round.
Hamilton will be a participant in the 2018 NFL Combine in Indianapolis Feb. 27 through March 5.
The 2018 NFL Draft will be held in Arlington, Texas, and begins on April 26.