Alabama’s Jameson Williams, Evan Neal, Phidarian Mathis enter draft

Three key players off Alabama’s College Football Playoff finalist team say they are entering the NFL draft.Wide receiver Jameson Williams, offensive tackle Evan Neal and defensive lineman Phidarian Mathis all announced they won’t return to Tuscaloosa for the 2022 season.Williams made his announcement Thursday at the end of a highlight-reel video he posted to his Instagram account.”Bama fans, thank y’all for welcoming me and making Tuscaloosa home for me and my family,” he posted, in part. “With all that being said, I am starting the next chapter and taking my talents to the 2022 NFL Draft.”Williams, a junior, had been viewed as a first-round pick before Monday’s national championship game, in which he sustained a knee injury. ESPN reported he tore the ACL in his left knee during the 33-18 Georgia victory.The receiver played one season at Alabama after transferring from Ohio State. He led the Crimson Tide with 79 receptions for 1,572 yards, scoring 15 touchdowns and averaging 104.8 yards per game over 15 games.