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Former Alabama TE Cameron Latu increased NFL Draft stock at Reese’s Senior Bowl practice

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Alabama football has six prospects competing at the Reese’s Senior Bowl in Mobile, Ala.

The game is Saturday at Whitney Hancock Stadium via NFL Network, but the practices are more important.

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NFL scouts, coaches, evaluators, and personnel members use the practices to see which players will they draft.

The alums for the Crimson Tide had good moments, but one stood out from the rest. Cameron Latu earned Practice Player-of-the-Week honors from his peers as a tight end for the American team. The linebackers and defensive backs he practiced against could not handle him. He showed growth as a blocker, speed and precision in his routes, and consistently made plays. Latu came to Alabama in 2018 as an outside linebacker, but he moved to tight end in 2020. He was productive in two seasons as a starter, catching 56 passes (12 for touchdowns) in 2021 and 2022. Latu was on three Southeastern Conference Championship teams (2018, 2020-21) and a College Football Playoff National Championship team in 2020. He increased his value this week.

The 6-foot-5, 250-pounder looks to put on a show in Saturday’s exhibition.

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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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