Alabama Football: Stephon Wynn enters transfer portal

Mandatory Credit: Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports
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Alabama football lost depth on the defensive line

Alabama football is getting to the point of the season where the roster goes through another round of changes. With more scholarship players than available scholarships, Alabama is expected to lose a few players to the transfer portal.

The latest Tide player to enter the transfer portal is Stephon Wynn. Wynn played in a combined 12 games over the past four years, but he will have two years of eligibility wherever he goes.

Wynn only had 16 tackles in his 12 games played, but he had no tackles for loss or sacks during his time with the team. He was buried on the depth chart behind players like DJ Dale, Tim Smith and Phil Mathis.

After spring practices, it was clear that Wynn was going to be a rotational player at best. Still, there is no doubt that the player is gifted. He will be a key contributor on a new team. It just depends on where he decides to go.

He could follow suit with other Alabama football transfers and play for the Texas Longhorns. Texas has already added Jahleel Billingsley and Agiye Hall to the offense. Adding depth to the defensive line could help the Longhorns as they try to take over the Big 12 in 2022.

Expect to hear more names enter the transfer portal in the coming weeks. Spring practices are over, and classes are coming to a close at UA. Some students may be waiting to graduate or at least finish the semester before they make decisions on the next steps in their lives.

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It’s always a shame when players have to transfer, but that is the cruel part of college football. There are too many players for all to thrive, and Wynn has a better shot of contributing on a different team. This is the best move for his NFL prospects, and we’ll see what he does with his remaining eligibility.