Alabama's Smith to check NFL draft status

Updated: December 18, 2008, 6:45 PM ET
Associated Press

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Alabama left tackle Andre Smith has submitted paperwork to receive an evaluation of his NFL draft status.

Beyond that, the Tide's All-American offensive lineman is keeping up his season-long refrain that he's more worried about the next game than the NFL.

Smith, who won the Outland Trophy as the outstanding collegiate interior lineman, has been projected as a potential No. 1 overall draft pick if he chooses to skip his senior season.

He submitted a request for feedback from the NFL draft advisory board on Tuesday.


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