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Report: Alabama wide receiver ArDarius Stewart expected to enter NFL Draft

ArDarius Stewart
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Alabama wide receiver ArDarius Stewart’s time with the Crimson Tide reportedly could be coming to an end.

AL.com reported Wednesday evening that Stewart, a redshirt junior, is expected to forgo his final season of eligibility to enter the NFL Draft.

Though he missed three games, Stewart led Alabama with 54 catches for 864 yards and eight touchdowns this season.

Stewart also started in 2015 for the Crimson Tide, when he caught 63 passes for 700 yards and four scores.

For his career, Stewart has 129 catches for 1,713 yards and 12 touchdowns after redshirting as a freshman in 2013.

Stewart, a Fultondale, Alabama native, was a four-star prospect coming out of high school.

If Stewart leaves Alabama, he likely would be a late-round draft pick. Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban has said in the past that he recommends players return for their senior season if they’re not projected to be taken in the first two rounds.

Alabama already will lose graduate transfer wide receiver Gehrig Dieter this offseason. Redshirt junior wide receiver Robert Foster also could be looking to transfer.

RELATED: The SEC underclassmen tracker for the 2017 NFL draft

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