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Where will former Alabama LB Mack Wilson end up in NFL free agency?

Mack Wilson celebrating a big play last season for the New England Patriots.
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One of the most athletic linebackers of the Nick Saban era at the University of Alabama is trying to see where he ends up in NFL free agency.

We have made it to the new year in the National Football League. Several former Crimson Tide alums have landed new contracts, including Da’Ron Payne, Dalvin Tomlinson, Bradley Bozeman, Jarran Reed, and Isaiah Buggs. Lyndell “Mack” Wilson, a Montgomery, Ala., is in conversations with the Texans, Browns, and Patriots to see who he goes to. Wilson started his career with the Cleveland Browns as he was taken in the fifth round of the 2019 NFL Draft. He played three years in Cleveland, including a career-high 82 tackles (14 starts), seven passes defended, an interception, and a forced fumble in 2019.

Wilson was traded to the Patriots on March 16, 2022. He totaled 36 tackles, including 1.5 sacks last year.

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He’s totaled 199 career tackles, 2.5 sacks, 10 passes defended, an interception, and two forced fumbles in 60 games (31 starts). Wilson came to Alabama as a five-star in the 2016 class and helped the Crimson Tide to a College Football Playoff National Championship in 2017. He posted 40 tackles, 2.5 stops for loss, four quarterback hurries, two pass breakups, and a team-high four interceptions. He returned an interception for a touchdown against Clemson in the 2017 CFP Semifinal matchup at the Allstate Sugar Bowl, assisting Alabama to a 24-6 victory.

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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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