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Nick Saban wants NFL Combine alterations

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Alabama head coach Nick Saban believes there are too many underclassmen making it through to the NFL Draft class and he insists that changes have to be made. 

Saban is one of the most successful coaches in college football history with multiple national championships to his name, and this latest opinion should be noted. 

This year's NFL Draft has a record number of underclassmen with 98 declaring. 

There are even another four players who have earned degrees but still had college eligibility.

As a result the NFL Draft will be flooded with players that have plenty of youth about them.

This has led to Saban believing that both the NFL and college football will be better off if not his as many players are allowed to hit the Draft this early.  

"The way it's going right now, I don't think the NFL really wants all these guys coming out for the draft. They know they can develop better in college if they stay and play more, unless they're going to be high draft picks," Saban said.

"It's difficult for them to develop players the way they practice now, so if a player's not a high pick, it's much more difficult for them to develop as an NFL player. I even made the point that if we're not going to do something like (an underclassman combine), maybe if a guy doesn't have at least a top-three-round grade, you don't even invite him to the combine."

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