Sources: Alabama safety Nick Perry worked out for Patriots, Colts

Alabama safety Nick Perry, a rising draft prospect, has had private workouts for the New England Patriots and the Indianapolis Colts, according to league sources. Perry is a 6-foot-1, 211-pound from Prattville, Ala., who was in a versatile role for the Crimson Tide. He's played safety, nickel back and a hybrid linebacker position. After playing behind Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, Vinny Sunseri and Mark Barron earlier in his career, Perry emerged as a key player for Alabama last season with 80 tackles to rank fourth overall on the sixth-ranked defense. He also intercepted two passes. Perry ran the 40-yard dash in 4.58 seconds at his campus Pro Day workout and performed well in positional drills. He also had a 33-inch vertical leap and a 9-11 broad jump.
Perry has drawn praise from Senior Bowl executive director Phil Savage.
Perry played in the College Gridiron Showcase all-star game.
Perry had a medical redshirt as a junior year when he had  partially torn labrum and underwent surgery. He played last season as a fifth-year senior, taking graduate courses toward a master's degree. Perry entered last season with 41 career tackles, two for losses, a sack and four pass breakups. Prior to the medical redshirt year, Perry played in every game in 2012 with four starts with 38 tackles, a fumble recovery, two pass breakups and a sack. A four-star recruit and a SuperPrep All-American, Perry chose Alabama over Auburn, LSU, Vanderbilt, Stanford and Southern Mississippi. He had six interceptions as a senior.
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