Mark Edwards' In My Opinion: Sunseri has little reason to stay at UA
by Mark Edwards
Jan 14, 2014 | 2294 views |  0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Alabama defensive back Vinnie Sunseri (3) is helped off the field by trainers after injuring his knee in the first half against Arkansas. (Photo by Trent Penny/The Anniston Star)
Alabama defensive back Vinnie Sunseri (3) is helped off the field by trainers after injuring his knee in the first half against Arkansas. (Photo by Trent Penny/The Anniston Star)
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Alabama defensive back Vinnie Sunseri apparently is headed to the NFL, even though he has another year of college eligibility remaining.

It’s a bit of a surprise, especially considering he missed the final six games of the year with a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his knee.

But, hey, why not turn pro? Would it help him all that much to return for his senior season? Will the class of safeties be weaker next year compared to this year?

Sunseri, a 100-percent effort guy if there ever was one under Nick Saban at Alabama, appears to have gotten just about everything he could get from his time in college.

He has proven himself on special teams. He has proven he’s a tough tackler, which is a must for safeties. He has developed into a better defender in pass coverage.

All of those things should help him immensely, if he truly is destined to play in the NFL.

In addition, he played an important role on a couple of national championship teams.

Why not go? Is there really all that much upside to returning to Alabama?

Contact Anniston Star Sports Editor Mark Edwards at medwards@annistonstar.com. Twitter: @MarkSportsStar.
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