Alabama Football: Five Bold Predictions for 2022 Season

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Alabama Football will have zero 1,000 Yard Rushers

Alabama football did not have a lone 1,000-yard rusher in 2018. Damien Harris (876 yards), Najee Harris (783 yards), and Josh Jacobs (640 yards) rotated for the bulk of the yardage. I foresee the same for the upcoming season.

The offense will lean heavily on the exciting Jahymr Gibbs to run and catch the pigskin. However, his backups are just as talented and will shoulder a lofty portion of the workload. Jase McClellan, Roydell Williams, and Trey Sanders would start for any other Division I school.

During his sophomore season at Georgia Tech, Jahmyr Gibbs rushed for 746 yards, his career high. His career high in carries is 20. Gibbs possesses blazing homerun capability and scores in a variety of ways. On the contrary, he does not fall in line with the traditional three-down bruising running backs Alabama usually trots out. Gibbs’ best skill is getting into open space to use his blazing speed. The Crimson Tide will need his rare playmaking ability to succeed in 2022. Gibbs could be one of the Crimson Tide’s top receivers in the coming season.

The Alabama Crimson Tide has multiple running backs capable of 1,000-yard seasons. But, the offense will function best not relying too much on any one of them.