Alabama Football: Practice No. 10, back to work in full pads

TUSCALOOSA, AL - NOVEMBER 26: Calvin Ridley /

After one day of rest, Alabama football went back to work in full pads. Check out the latest information on player injuries and player movement.

Today’s Alabama football practice report will combine Monday’s media viewing period and the latest insight from Saturday’s scrimmage.

Defensive notes

As we reported earlier, the secondary excelled in the scrimmage. Not only did Trevon Diggs look much improved over the spring, other players appeared ready to provide needed depth. Levi Wallace and Deionte Thompson have looked good in fall camp.

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In the Monday practice, dime formation drills, Diggs and Averett were the corners, Tony Brown was at Star, Minkah at Money, Ronnie Harrison and Hootie Jones at safeties. Wallace is looking like the first backup at corner and Deionte Thompson at safety.

Based upon Saturday, Payne, Buggs, Kwon Davis and Hand are ready for big-game contributions on the defensive line.

Rashaan Evans was full speed on Monday. A scrimmage rumor of him being carted off the field was invalid.

Offensive Notes

Najee Harris was back to a normal practice routine on Monday after sitting out Saturday’s scrimmage. Josh Jacobs was not seen during the practice media viewing period.

There was a change in the offensive line rep groups. Scott Lashley had been working with the second group at left tackle. Monday he was with the third group and the second group left tackle was Alex Leatherwood. Freshman Jedrick Wills was with the second group at right tackle.

We continue to believe no true freshman will start on the offensive line against FSU. Matt Womack should get the right tackle start. Deonte Brown, pushing Lester Cotton at right guard, was banged up on Monday.

Freshman wide receiver Devonta Smith stood out during the scrimmage. As impressive as Jerry Jeudy was in the spring, it is Smith, among the young receivers, getting the most notice in fall camp. The only thing lacking with Smith is enough weight to take SEC-style pounding

Freshman Tyrell Shavers and Chadarius Townsend are very talented but they may be looking at redshirt seasons.

Next: 30 Great Tide Players who were 3-Star Recruits

Just like Saturday is moving day on the PGA Tour, the practice week between the two fall camp scrimmages is make or break for Tide players. Before practice on August 21, it will be determined the players who will get the most fall practice reps. Stay tuned and RTR Forever!