Alabama football might see a position change
Keilan Robinson is one of the fastest players on Alabama football‘s roster, and fans are expecting big things from him in 2021. However, there is a chance that he will not be doing it at running back.
On Thursday, Kyle Henderson noticed that Robinson was no longer listed as a running back on the Tide’s official roster. Instead, he was listed as a wide receiver.
This caused immediate speculation. Alabama has the deepest running back room in the country, but Robinson was expected to play a key role this year. Depending on the health of other options, he could have been as high as RB2.
The situation got more interesting when the official roster was updated the same night. Robinson was once again listed as a running back.
So, what does this mean? Was Alabama football hoping to keep this a secret until the A Day Game? Will Keilan Robinson line up as a wide receiver this year? Was this simply a typo that needed to be fixed? We’ll have to wait until Saturday for some answers.
Robinson sat out last year due to COVID-19. If he were to make a position change, now would be a great time. He could have been working on his receiving skills for a whole year.
Still, Alabama football has depth at receiver as well. While there aren’t many proven players, Alabama has recruited some of the best receivers in college football over the years. There is not a clear role for Robinson as a receiver unless he has made significant progress.
Still, Keilan Robinson is one of the fastest players on the team. He can make a play with the football in his hands. Whether he is a gadget guy on the outside or a Kenyan Drake type as a running back, he can make a difference.
We won’t get all of the answers on Saturday, but keep an eye on where Keilan Robinson lines up for the Crimson Tide.