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Jase McClellan looked like an NFL running back versus Ole Miss

Alabama running back Jase McClellan carries the ball against Ole Miss
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A few scouts from National Football League teams took in Alabama’s matchup against Ole Miss from Bryant-Denny Stadium last week.

The Crimson Tide had a couple of defensive players that caught attention — including linebacker Dallas Turner — but an offensive playmaker may have increased his draft value for next year.

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Jase McClellan, a senior running back, earned Offensive Player of the Week from Touchdown Alabama Magazine for his performance versus the Rebels. The native Texan showed the patience, contact balance, power, and vision for his first 100-yard outing of the season. McClellan totaled 105 yards rushing on 17 carries, including a touchdown.

He averaged 6.2 yards per attempt.

The former four-star displayed his ability to break tackles on his touchdown in the red zone. McClellan slipped out of one tackle and refused to let another defender bring him down as he found the end zone. 

Nick Saban has produced several NFL running backs from Alabama, including first-rounders such as Mark Ingram, Trent Richardson, Josh Jacobs, and Najee Harris. McClellan has an opportunity to be a good value pick in the 2024.

He now turns his attention to Miss. State.

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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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