Alabama Defensive Back Declares for NFL Draft
Alabama defensive back Jordan Battle has officially declared for the 2023 NFL Draft.
The senior made the announcement in a social media post on Tuesday afternoon.
"To all the staff members I've been able to connect with- coach Saban, coach Scott, coach Pannunzio, coach Kelly, coach T-Rob, coach Golding, the training staff, the compliance staff- thank you for helping me grow as an athlete, but more importantly, as a man," wrote Battle. "Thank you for not allowing me to accept being good, but helping me to be great. From day one to my last day on campus, it was nothing but true love in the facility and I thank everyone for that."
This past season, Battle recorded 71 total tackles (34 solo, 37 assisted), 0.5 tackles for loss, one interception, and two pass breakups.
"With that being said, I am grateful for all the memories I have created at The University of Alabama," wrote Battle. "I am blessed and grateful to have played here and excited for the next chapter of my life as I enter the NFL Draft."
The Fla., native will compete in the 2023 Senior Bowl as he accepted his invitation at the end of December.
Battle is the sixth member of this year's Crimson Tide football team to declare for the draft in the past two days, joining Eli Ricks, Brian Branch, Jahmyr Gibbs, Will Anderson, and Bryce Young.