Junior Alabama Crimson Tide linebacker Christian Harris has officially declared for the 2022 NFL Draft via his Instagram account.

Harris figures to be a late-first to mid-second round pick in April's draft after a strong finish to his 2021 season in Tuscaloosa. Harris put up his best numbers in his three years as a starting off-ball backer for the Tide, racking up 80 tackles, 11.5 for a loss including 5.5 sacks and two forced fumbles.

In his career, Harris recorded 220 total tackles, 26 for a loss including 10 sacks, an interception, six pass deflections a fumble recovery and two forced fumbles.

Harris joined the Tide as a 4-star linebacker in the 2019 recruiting class out of Baton Rouge. He stepped in as a true freshman next to Shane Lee to fill in for Dylan Moses and Joshua McMillon for the 2019 season. Despite trials and tribulations to be expected of a young player, Harris showed tremendous potential and ultimately stamped himself as a premier defender on Nick Saban's squad in the 2021 season next to Henry To'o To'o.

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In his career, Harris recorded 220 total tackles, 26 for a loss including 10 sacks, an interception, six pass deflections a fumble recovery and two forced fumbles.

Deontae Lawson, a 4-star sophomore out of Mobile, and Kendrick Blackshire, a 4-star sophomore from Texas, will be the likely candidates to replace Harris at will linebacker next to To'o To'o in 2022.

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