Alabama Football: 5 takeaways from the A-Day Game

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5 takeaways from Alabama football’s A-Day Game

2. The future remains bright at wide receiver

Alabama football is WRU, and there is no doubting that. From Julio Jones to DeVonta Smith, plenty of stars have shined at receiver over the years. Still, there will be stars shining for at least the next three years.

John Metchie did not play on Saturday, so there was a chance for new options to step up. Slade Bolden had a solid day with 5 catches and 56 yards. However, unsung heroes dominated for both squads. For the white team, Traeshon holden had 9 catches for 89 yards. He could have scored two touchdowns, but one was dropped and another was called out of bounds.

For Holden, it wasn’t just the production. He consistently made contested catches and had highlight snags.

For the crimson team, Agiye Hall had a great game despite only having four catches. It felt as if every play he made was acrobatic. Even some incompletions were excellent efforts from Hall, and this was without the balls being thrown by Bryce Young.

The depth is so strong that these players might not even start for Alabama football in the fall. Even if they have limited roles, there is no doubt that they will have bright futures for the Crimson Tide in the coming years.