On Wednesday, Foster got a chance to meet with NFL personnel at Alabama’s pro day. And Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban took the opportunity to defend the character of a young man he called a “great player,” a “great leader” and a “great team guy.”
Saban also snuck in a great one-liner at the end, though – shockingly – he didn’t even crack a smile in the process:
“If you’re looking for a good teammate to be on your team, Reuben’s going to be very, very good. If you’re looking for somebody to be a candy striper and be nice to everybody at the hospital, maybe not.”
Projected as a first-round pick in the upcoming NFL Draft, Foster didn’t work out during the combine because he still is recovering from shoulder surgery. During his senior season in 2016, he led the Tide with 115 tackles and added five sacks, earning a unanimous All-American selection and the Butkus Award, which goes to the nation’s top linebacker.