2. Alabama Football: A new offensive skill player emerges
Alabama Football has so much talent on the offensive side of the ball that many of its weapons haven’t even been properly deployed to this point.
I already discussed Ja’Corey Brooks, who hasn’t made a single reception yet in 2023. A legitimate argument could be made based on his resume that Brooks is Bama’s best receiver, and I refuse to believe that he won’t eventually come to life.
Another member of Bama’s receiver rotation, sophomore Kendrick Law, also hasn’t recorded a catch. Law missed last week’s game with an illness, and should be back in the lineup this week.
Alabama has a very deep tight end room, and redshirt freshman Danny Lewis Jr. was one of the most intriguing members of the group in fall camp. Amari Niblack, CJ Dippre, and Robbie Ouzts have all made significant positive contributions this season, both as blockers and as pass-catchers.
This begs the question: is Lewis Jr. buried on the depth chart, or is it just a matter of time before he makes an impact?
Lastly, the Alabama running back room may be one of the more impressive position groups in college football by season’s end. To the surprise of many, seniors Jase McClellan and Roydell Williams have gotten a disproportionate percentage of the carries so far.
Still, Coach Saban remains complimentary of sophomore running back Jam Miller and freshman running back Justice Haynes, and continues to insist that they will eventually play a role in the offense.