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Reasons for Alabama draft-eligible juniors to return for 2020 season

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In the process of preparing for the Citrus Bowl to face Michigan, it is decision time for a few draft-eligible juniors of Alabama football.

According to various NFL Draft pundits, up to 12 players for the Crimson Tide could potentially be selected within the first two rounds come next April. 

Although turning down generational funds is no easy task, there have been rumors swirling around the program on some guys that are strongly considering a return to school. 

With it trying to secure another top-ranked signing class for 2020, the players won’t make announcements — until the conclusion of the bowl game. While there are perks in turning professional, there are also good things about coming back to school for a senior year.  

RELATED: Rumors swirling on Tua Tagovailoa, other draft-eligible juniors potentially returning to Tide in 2020

Listed below are three reasons that players may be wrestling with, in terms of making a decision to forgo the draft and return to Alabama. 

1. Play for a national title/Truly establish “Alabama factor”

No one envisioned this season going the way it went. 

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Stephen M. Smith is the managing editor and senior writer for Touchdown Alabama Magazine.  You can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @CoachingMSmith.

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Stephen Smith is a 2015 graduate of the University of Alabama. He is a senior writer and reporter for Touchdown Alabama Magazine. He has covered Alabama football for 10+ years and his knowledge and coverage of the Crimson Tide's program have made him among the most respected journalist in his field. Smith has been featured on ESPN and several other marquee outlets as an analyst.

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