Alabama Football Position Group Countdown: Zero Worries

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Jalen Milroe, Tyler Booker
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2. Offensive Guard

At guard, Alabama returns two starters and vocal leaders that became standouts on the 2023 team. Junior Tyler Booker and redshirt junior Jaeden Roberts were a road-grading duo for the Tide last season, and should be even better in 2024.

Booker first cracked the starting lineup in the Sugar Bowl as a true freshman, and has now started 14 games for Alabama before his first draft-eligible season has even kicked off. He should be one of the top offensive linemen in college football this year, and should be a three-and-done NFL Draft selection just like former IMG Academy and Alabama teammate JC Latham. 

Jaeden Roberts didn’t find a starting role until nearly midway through the 2023 season, but he never relinquished the spot. The guard opposite Booker was a revolving door of mediocre play until Roberts got his opportunity, solidifying the right guard position and the offensive line as a whole. Not quite as big as Booker, Jaeden Roberts is still massive and brings an aggressive edge that this line was lacking early in the season. He plays with violent hands on the interior O-Line and always finishes plays. 

With this pair back in the fold, assuming neither gets bumped out to tackle, Alabama should be set at the guard positions. The only concern here will be depth; who will be the second-team guards? Redshirt freshman Roq Montgomery and true freshmen such as William Sanders will be in the mix, but there is essentially zero experience behind Tyler Booker and Jaeden Roberts on the interior offensive line.