Alabama Football Post-Spring Depth Chart Predictions: Receivers & Tight ends

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Alabama and quarterback Jalen Milroe will have a new-look receiving corps heading into the 2024 season. With Jermaine Burton now in the NFL and Isaiah Bond and Amari Niblack departing via the transfer portal, the Tide loses its top three targets in terms of receptions, yards and touchdowns. 

However, this receiver room is far from devoid of talent. Alabama returns several homegrown products that will look to accelerate their development with increased opportunities, such as Kendrick Law and Kobe Prentice. It also added enough talent this offseason to raise the ceiling of this position group. Transfer Germie Bernard and freshmen Ryan Williams and Caleb Odom are the most promising newcomers. Let’s take a look at a hypothetical receivers depth chart. 

Wide Receiver X

1. Germie Bernard (Junior)

2. Caleb Odom (Freshman)

3. Jaren Hamilton (Redshirt Freshman)

4. Jalen Hale* (Sophomore)

Washington transfer Germie Bernard has the opportunity to prove he is the alpha in the receiver room. He has the most experience of the Bama receivers, and should be the most familiar with Coach DeBoer’s offense. Behind him, 6’5” Caleb Odom could become a key cog in this offense. His ranginess will make him a matchup nightmare virtually every week. Jalen Hale’s knee injury is a big blow to the wide receiver room, but Bama has more than enough time to adjust. 

Wide Receiver Z

1. Kendrick Law (Junior) OR Ryan Williams (Freshman)

2. Emmanuel Henderson (Junior)

3. Bubba Hampton (Freshman)

Kendrick Law is one of the most physical wide receivers in the country, and was deployed on several gadget plays and as a return specialist last season. With another offseason under his belt, I expect the coaching staff to use his skills more liberally this fall. While Law should be an impact player, true freshman Ryan Williams is too good to keep off the field and will eat into his snaps. Junior Emmanuel Henderson has a lot of speed and will likely factor in at one of the receiver spots as well. 

Wide Receiver Y

1. Kobe Prentice (Junior)

2. Cole Adams (Redshirt Freshman)

3. Rico Scott (Freshman)

Kobe Prentice has proven to be reliable as a possession receiver, notching 49 receptions over the past two seasons. Prentice operates primarily out of the slot, but can get vertical when he needs to. Redshirt freshman Cole Adams has also shown some promise as a slot receiver, and Ryan Williams might get some snaps here as well. 

Tight End

1. CJ Dippre (Senior)

2. Robbie Ouzts (Senior)

3. Danny Lewis Jr. (Redshirt Sophomore) OR Josh Cuevas (Redshirt Junior)

4. Ty Lockwood (Redshirt Freshman)

5. Jay Lindsey (Freshman)

Alabama’s tight end room is pretty deep, with seniors CJ Dippre and Robbie Ouzts coming back to lead the way. There probably isn’t a dynamic receiving tight end on the roster (given that Caleb Odom has moved to wideout), but this is a very balanced position group that will make Alabama multiple and unpredictable offensively.