Alabama’s Kenyan Drake Scouting Report

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Apr 18, 2015; Tuscaloosa, AL, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide running back Kenyan Drake (17) carries the ball for the Crimson team during the annual A-Day game at Bryant Denny Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Marvin Gentry-USA TODAY Sports

Progress Coming Back

Drake has progressed well with his injury but he hasn’t quite gotten himself to 100 percent yet. In Alabama’s spring practices and Spring Game in March, he was given the “do not hit” black shirt. Saban wasn’t interested in exposing his lethal offensive weapon to potential injuries in a scrimmage.

He’s interested in Drake getting back up to 100 percent so the Crimson Tide has a shot at the National Championship. Drake did get a chance to sharpen has blade more lined up as a receiver. His speed there, especially with a linebacker in coverage, makes in unfair like he showed last year against Florida.

Speaking of speed, head coach Nick Saban is already starting to see that he’s getting that back. At Alabama’s pro day, the guys expected to come out in the 2016 NFL Draft went through the drills. And five months after his horrific leg injury, Drake was timed 4.4 in the 40-yard dash.

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