Alabama Football: RB depth on display at A Day Game

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Expect Alabama football to flex the running back depth on Saturday

The beauty of the A Day Game is that almost every player gets to see the field for Alabama football. This gives fans a chance to see underclassmen play, and it also gives rotation pieces a chance to move up the depth chart.

Nowhere will this be more obvious than at running back. Alabama football has too many mouths to feed in the running back room, but they will get a chance to shine on Saturday.

In 2021, Brian Robinson will be the starter in the backfield. He has experience as a backup, but his reps showed promise. He has a chance to boost his NFL Draft stock this season, and this will be a great chance to sample what he will do in his final year with the Crimson Tide.

Behind Robinson is where the talent really shines. From top to bottom, this group is second only to when Alabama had Yeldon, Drake, Henry and Kamara in the same running back room.

Jase McClellan will compete for the RB2 role this season, and he could easily shine at the A Day Game. During late-game reps as a freshman, he averaged 10.7 yards a carry and scored a couple of touchdowns.

Keilan Robinson will also compete. He opted out of the 2020 season, but his speed and size are rare. He has what it takes to be a starter for many teams, so having him as a backup shows Alabama football’s insane depth at running back.

This doesn’t even count Trey Sanders, who suffered an injury during a car accident last season. Roydell Williams is also in the mix after an impressive freshman campaign.

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While there is no way that all of these players will have major roles on offense in 2021, all that are healthy will get a chance to shine during the A Day Game. We’ll have to wait to see who will be available, but both teams will have plenty of options. While the pace of the game can sometimes slow down as the backups see the field, there will be plenty of talent at running back in 2021.