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Lions rookie DB Brian Branch doing everything to get on the field

Brian Branch makes a tackle against Auburb
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Alabama fans felt he should have been a first-round pick, but Brian Branch landed in a good situation.

He got selected in the second round by the Detroit Lions. As a native Georgian, Branch dominated in Alabama’s secondary last season — totaling 90 tackles, 14 stops for loss, three sacks, seven pass breakups, two quarterback hurries, and two interceptions.

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Nick Saban praised his versatility thoughout his career.

Branch possesses the ability to play cornerback, ‘Star’ (nickel corner), and safety. He is doing everything he can to get on the field early for the Lions as a rookie. According to the Lions, he is learning all the positions in the secondary to get on the field

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We will see what he does in the fall.

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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.

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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