Alabama Crimson Tide receivers Slade Bolden, John Metchie III to enter NFL draft; four defensive starters to return

Alabama Crimson Tide receivers Slade Bolden, John Metchie III to enter NFL draft; four defensive starters to return

| | Alabama wide receivers Slade Bolden and John Metchie III will enter the NFL draft, while linebacker Henry To'oTo'o, defensive lineman DJ Dale, safeties DeMarcco Hellams and Jordan Battle and offensive guard Emil Ekiyor Jr. are returning to the team for their senior seasons. Bolden, To'oTo'o, Dale, Hellams and Battle announced their intentions on social media on Friday. Sources told ESPN's Chris Low of the decisions of Metchie and Ekiyor. Metchie led the Tide with 96 catches this season for 1,142 yards and eight touchdowns before tearing his ACL in the SEC championship game win over Georgia on Dec. 4. He is rated as Mel Kiper Jr.'s eighth-best draft eligible wide receiver. Bolden was fourth on the team in receiving yards with 408 and had three receiving touchdowns. He …
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