[BN Original Content] How drastically will Shaun Dion Hamilton’s history of injuries affect his draft stock?

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  1. rtr2006

    rtr2006 Administrator Staff Member

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    Shaun Dion Hamilton played the position of Linebacker for four seasons at Alabama. According to the school’s official website, Hamilton weighed in at 235 pounds on a 6 foot frame. The Montgomery, Ala. Native joined the squad in January 2014, choosing Alabama over several other rival schools including Auburn.

    Hamilton’s injury woes began long before he enrolled at Alabama; he had a series of well documented injuries in High school where he recorded a total of 119 tackles as a senior at Carver High School.

    During his freshman year, he was a reserve linebacker who made an appearance in each and every game in the 2014 season, earning himself three tackles during that season. He earned his first appearance in a game against West Virginia recording one assisted tackle during that game. Hamilton was injury free during his rookie season.

    Hamilton’s sophomore season proved to be way more successful than his rookie season, partly due to the fact that he had more playing time, he earned himself five starts and made an appearance in each and every game during the 2015 season. He recorded an impressive 27 tackles during that season. Hamilton was also injury free during his sophomore season.

    Hamilton’s junior season was a stellar one; he earned the starting job at Middle Line Backer. He recorded 64 tackles during that season, including nine tackles for loss. He was an integral run stopper, collecting 52 stops against the rush; he managed to add two sacks and two interceptions during that season which included a total of 40 yards in returns. His season however came to an abrupt end when he suffered a season-ending knee (torn right ACL) injury during the SEC championship game.

    Hamilton was voted as a permanent team captain for the 2017 season, he tied for second on the team in total tackles, recording an astounding 40 total tackles. Hamilton saw action in nine games during the 2017 season before suffering yet another season-ending knee (fractured knee cap) injury against the Louisiana State University Tigers on the 4th of November 2017.

    A good number of us have witnessed the story more than once. A talented, versatile athlete’s draft stock plummets due to their medical history. Shaun Dion Hamilton’s case is no different, an integral part of Alabama’s defense during his college days. He was one half of arguably the best college football Inside Linebacker duo featuring him and Reuben Foster.
     
  2. Eric

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    I can’t even imagine the hype he’d be getting if he had stayed healthy. Dude was a beast.
    Also, I don’t think I actually knew that his injury was officially a “fractured kneecap”. That’s awful.
     
  3. rtr2006

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    I bet that crap HURTTTTT
     

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