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Evan Neal declined to run the 40-yard dash or do several of the other timed workouts that NFL scouts ask of players at the Combine and their Pro Day, and he says there’s no need: His abilities are right there on his college tape.

“That’s what you go to college for: to put it on tape,” Neal said, via the Tuscaloosa News. “The NFL is going to watch it, and that’s what they judge you based on. The tape.”

Alabama coach Nick Saban says NFL teams know what kind of player Neal is.

“His size and athletic ability has put him in a position where I think he has a very bright future,” Saban said.

“He did a great job for us, whether he played guard or tackle. I’m sure that diversity will help him as a pro player as well.”

Neal started all 13 games at left guard during his freshman year in 2019 before moving to right tackle in 2020.

He was a starting member of the team that won the 2021 College Football Playoff National Championship. Following the 2021 season, Neal announced that he would forgo his senior year and enter the 2022 NFL Draft.

Neal’s father, Eddie, played linebacker at Tulane, and two uncles — Cleveland Gary and Jimmie Jones — played in the NFL.