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Alabama's Vinnie Sunseri making major rehab strides


Alabama defensive back Vinnie Sunseri is a sleeper for the NFL draft, but the son of former Carolina Panthers assistant coach Sal Sunseri isn't asleep in preparation.

Sunseri tore an ACL on Oct. 19 against Arkansas, ending his junior season with the Crimson Tide and, ultimately, his college career when he decided to skip his senior year for the NFL. Roughly three and a half months after surgery, Sunseri posted video evidence of his rehab progress.

For those amateur couch doctors who still think a torn ACL requires a year-long rehab, this will surprise:

"Feeling good and getting my workouts in!! Can't wait for what's ahead!!," Sunseri wrote in the caption.

Sunseri's level of participation at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis isn't clear yet. He has said his feedback from the NFL Draft Advisory Board provided a fourth-round projection, although the NFLDAB doesn't issue a fourth-round specific grade, only a fourth-through-seventh-round grade. The strong safety prospect made 20 tackles in just seven games last year before his injury, with four pass breakups and two interceptions. Both interceptions went for touchdowns, including one that was arguably the biggest play of the game in Alabama's road win over Johnny Manziel and Texas A&M:

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