O.J. Howard, Jonathan Allen undecided on a return for 2016

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Alabama tight end O.J. Howard, the Offensive MVP of the title game, and defensive lineman Jonathan Allen did not announce their intensions for next season, as originally thought during the Crimson Tide's Friday afternoon press conference.

Both players have until Monday to announce their decisions, as that is the final deadline to declare for the 2016 NFL Draft.

Howard was the hero of the National Championship after catching five passes for 208 yards and two touchdowns. Heading into the season finale against Clemson, Howard had not scored a touchdown in two seasons and had only 394 receiving yards all season long.

Allen played an integral part of the Tide's championship season, as the lineman had 36 tackles, 12 sacks, 14.5 tackles-for-loss and two forced fumbles on the year.

Both players are considered likely top prospects at their respective positions in the 2016 NFL Draft if they were to declare.