Barrett Jones Turns Down 2012 NFL Draft, Will Return To Alabama

University of Alabama left tackle Barrett Jones announced that he will return to the Crimson Tide for his senior season.

Consensus All-American and Outland Trophy winning offensive lineman Barrett Jones will return to Alabama for his senior season, he announced today.

"I just sat down with my family, kind of made a list of pros and cons, and decided I love college and I love being in Alabama," Jones said. "I love putting on the crimson jersey and I have a great group of friends. I'm in no hurry to get to the NFL. I definitely want to play in the NFL one day. But I'm not in a rush. I have one more year of college and I'm really excited about it."

Jones went on to say that it was a very difficult decision and nothing in particular swayed his decision, but it was a myriad of different things. Currently, Jones is the left tackle for Alabama, but he has experience all over the offensive line and his position for the 2012 season is still unknown.

For more on Barrett Jones and the Alabama Crimson Tide, visit SB Nation's Alabama blog Roll Bama Roll. For more on the 2012 NFL Draft, visit Mocking The Draft.

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