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Alabama tight end Irv Smith expected to turn pro

Alabama’s All-SEC tight end is expected to turn pro.

Irv Smith is expected to enter the NFL draft, sources told AL.com.

Smith’s father was a first-round draft pick as a tight end back in 1993. Now, he may soon be one, too.

The Louisiana native was one of the Crimson Tide’s top offensive weapons as a junior this past season and broke the school single-season records for tight ends with 710 receiving yards and seven touchdowns.

“Irv is a really good player,” Alabama coach Nick Saban said during the season. “… He does all phases of what we do well. He’s a good receiver. He’s a good off-the-ball blocker. He’s a good on-the-ball blocker. He’s got really good hands and he’s a good receiver and he’s fast enough to be a threat down the field.”

Matt Zenitz is an Alabama and Auburn reporter for the Alabama Media Group. Follow him on Twitter @mzenitz.



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