TUSCALOOSA | University of Alabama juniors Eddie Lacy, D.J. Fluker and Dee Milliner will enter the NFL draft early.
Lacy and Milliner attended Alabama's press conference for the announcement, although Fluker was unable to attend and UA coach Nick Saban announced Fluker would enter the draft as well. Tidesports.com reported Fluker would turn pro early on Jan. 9.
Saban said he is supportive of each decision.
Milliner projects as a top 10 draft choice, by far the highest of the three, by nfldraftscout.com. Fluker is projected as late-first or early-second round pick, while Lacy said he has been projected as a second- or third-round draft choice. Lacy helped his draft standing with a 140-yard performance in the BCS National Championship Game against Notre Dame Monday, according to ESPN NFL draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr.