Tide’s Smith looking into NFL draft status

Published 8:37 pm Thursday, December 18, 2008

TUSCALOOSA — Andre Smith has submitted the paperwork to receive an evaluation of his NFL draft status.

Beyond that, Alabama’s All-American left tackle is keeping up his season-long refrain that he’s more worried about the next game than the NFL.

Smith, who won the Outland Trophy, has been projected as a potential No. 1 overall draft pick if he opts to skip his senior season.

He submitted a request for feedback from the NFL draft advisory board on Tuesday.