Alabama Football: Tide report card in win vs. Kentucky

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Alabama football’s report card vs. Kentucky

Wide Receivers: A-

What else could you want from the Alabama football wide receivers? Once again, DeVonta Smith did DeVonta Smith things. He broke the career receiving touchdowns record on his way to a monster day that included some big punt returns. Slade Bolden got injured, but he had a few catches before going down. John Metchie also had a receiving touchdown early in this game.

The receiver unit will likely try to flex depth as the season progresses. There are multiple freshmen who have yet to play, and they will end up being the X-factor for this unit. Alabama football has great starters, but they will likely lose both Jaylen Waddle and DeVonta Smith at the end of the year. The rest of these guys are the future, and you would like to see more of them in games like this one.

Running Backs: A+

This unit will be without Trey Sanders for the rest of the season, but they showed plenty of depth in garbage time. Both Roydell Williams and Jase McClellan played well when given the chance, and both scored their first career touchdowns against the Wildcats. However, the majority of this grade is because of Najee Harris.

Najee struggled at first, but he had one of his biggest gains ever for his Alabama football career. He also added two rushing touchdowns to his impressive stat line. Brian Robinson Jr. was great when he got time, and he scored a touchdown as well.

Even without Trey Sanders, this unit is stacked from top to bottom. Alabama football fans will see great running back play for years to come.