Alabama Football: Five Alabama Players to Watch This Fall


As Alabama Football spring football comes to an end, five players were very impressive during A- Day. The phrase “Alabama does not rebuild, it merely reloads” is accurate.

Four of the five Alabama football players on this list are on a defense which appears to be a wrecking ball for opposing offenses this season.

First on the list of rising star Alabama football players is junior Raekwon Davis. It should come as no surprise that Davis has flashed the potential to be an exceptional Alabama player. He kind of puts you in the mind of a massive Eric Curry.

Players to Watch This Fall

Raekwon Davis

Standing at an imposing six foot seven inches and 308 pounds, Davis will give opposing offensive linemen nightmares. His numbers for Saturday’s scrimmage were eight tackles and two sacks. Last season, Davis was slowly coming into his own after playing scarcely as a freshman. He led the team with eight and a half sacks plus finished third in tackles with 69 tackles. Jonathan Allen was the best defensive lineman to depart Alabama in recent memory, Davis could surpass him if he continues to get better. Look for him to have double digit sack numbers.

Shyheim Carter

The highly coveted Star position is an intricate part of Nick Saban’s Alabama football defense. Carter played lights out in the role replacing senior Tony Brown. Shyheim played in the second half of the national championship game against Georgia. He had six tackles and one pass breakup. For the most part, expect the junior to be a key leader in the secondary.

Christopher Allen

Mentioned before as a player to watch in the spring game, Allen did not disappoint. He was a terror on the outside with two sacks. Alabama football Defensive coordinator and outside linebackers coach Tosh Lupoi has to figure out how to get him in the rotation during the fall.  Overall, Allen has the makings of a star.

Brian Robinson

Brian would be the starter at half of the schools across the country. However, the Tuscaloosa native could inherit the third running back spot in the deep rotation. His hard running style combined with his malicious intent to maim someone is dangerous. The second-year back had 26 yards rushing and 59 receiving yards with one score. Once the Tide starts SEC play, Robinson will be a tremendous asset to offensive coordinator Mike Locksley.

Trevon Diggs

The junior cornerback made the transition from wide receiver last season. He started in the first game against Florida State. Diggs lost the starting spot to Levi Wallace and never recovered. On Saturday, he played very well. Trevon Diggs’ ball skills as a former receiver are going to translate well at cornerback. The corner finished second on the Crimson team with nine tackles and one interception. There was another interception called back. Ultimately, Diggs will face competition in the fall from the likes of freshmen Patrick Surtain Jr. and Josh Jobe, but he will be able to stave them off.

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Alabama fans have plenty to be excited about this upcoming season.  After all, Nick Saban and his staff will have the Tide ready to roll against Louisville in Orlando.