I can't see him staying around after this fall. The possibilities of coming back and getting hurt at this level are too great. I cringed when he went down earlier this season. I wish him a healthy remainder to the season and good luck next year in the NFL. He will be dominant at that level too.
If it is in his best interest to go, and at this point it is, then Saban will tell him so and wish him well. Shula probably would have begged him to stay though.
The writing is on the wall though. Saban knows that this was/is expected to be Andre's last season. That is why he is going after guys like Fluker, Siddoway, and Massie in this year's recruiting class. Throw in Tyler Love, and you have 4 more studs ready to take the crown of BAMA's next great tackle(s).
Personally, I don't give a crap about the NFL and only care about Bama. However, the NFL is where the money is and I don't think Andre has anything else to prove. If I were he or he was my son, I would advise him to enter the draft. Good luck to him whatever he decides.
I think the minor injuries Andre has suffered this season pretty much sealed the deal that he is gone. I know that it would have for me.
On the positive, while it is impossible to say that we will replace an All-American first round tackle with someone just as good, I don't think we will be in another episode where our OL is "Cappsized." We will be ok...maybe not AS GOOD, but still good. Andre is a rare catch, but we have some good'uns waiting in the wings.