The list of Alabama players who come into the NFL with health issues is very, very extensive. That apparently hasn’t changed any as after reports of Cyrus Kouandjio’s knee issues raise the concern that he may be pushed down or off of draft boards came reports that star linebacker C.J. Mosley also has ‘longevity’ concerns.
Health concerns w/Kouandjio/knee are legit. Longevity issue. LB C.J. Mosley longevity concerns very very real as well.
— Louis Riddick (@LRiddickESPN) February 22, 2014
Riddick also followed that up by saying that these longevity concerns are whether or not these guys can make it out of camp, the season, or a rookie contract. Obviously, the hopes for them are pretty low.
If these reports hold true, it’s really sad. The Nick Saban era at Alabama has been extremely prosperous on the college gridiron, but in terms of these guys transitioning to the NFL, they are coming in with serious medical red flags.
You’ve got to wonder what’s in the water down there at Alabama or if this is all merely coincidence.