Alabama Football: 5 bold predictions for Tide vs. Arkansas

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Alabama football’s bold predictions vs. Arkansas

1. DeVonta Smith will break the career receiving record on the first drive

Smitty’s name is plastered over the Alabama football record book. Between single-game records and career records, he is turning into the best receiver to ever play for the Crimson Tide. However, he still has one record within his grasp. He is 49 yards away from being Alabama’s all-time leader in receiving yards. I believe that he will have that record by the end of the Tide’s first drive.

Smith will certainly break this record against Arkansas. He might get over 200 yards in this game. Either way, he will certainly be a focus for the Tide in the first few drives. The Razorbacks can’t stop everything that Alabama has to offer, and they likely can’t stop Smith at all. Mac Jones will be targeting Smitty early and often, and we will see some amazing plays in the first quarter of this game.

DeVonta Smith deserves this award. After playing with three of the greatest receivers to ever come to Tuscaloosa last year, he has become the guy in 2020. Waddle’s injury has furthered Smitty’s usage, and he is making the most out of every target. He will easily be a first-round NFL Draft pick, and he will easily get this record. It might end up taking a quarter or two, but it is theoretically one play away from being broken. I think Jones will target Smith on a deep ball early, and there is no way that he is dropping it.

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This team is fun to watch. If all of these bold predictions come true, Alabama football will be in a great position as they prepare for the Florida Gators in the SEC Championship.