While many have overstated the departures from the Alabama Football team, making it seem that the group will be unable to compete in 2024, there are plenty of reasons to believe the group will be better in 2024. One of the groups that will take a massive step under Kalen DeBoer is the receiving room where we will see some turnover from the 2023 Alabama Football season.
The receivers will be led by a new coach after Holmon Wiggins took the Texas A&M receivers job, with Jamarcus Shephard leading the group in 2024. Shephard is one of the top assistants in the country. His work at Washington speaks for itself with Rome Odunze, Jalen McMillan, and Ja'Lynn Polk all headed for the NFL Draft. The team will also lose Jermaine Burton to the NFL Draft and Isaiah Bond who transferred to Texas.
The first reason to believe the Alabama Football team will be fine, if not better at receiver, is the level of production that has to be replaced. The Alabama Football team isn't replacing monster receiving seasons from Devonta Smith and Jaylen Waddle or Jerry Jeudy and Henry Ruggs III but, one of the worst receiving seasons in recent memory. Jermaine Burton recorded 39 catches for 798 yards and eight touchdowns and his size and physical style of play will be the most difficult to replace. Isaiah Bond had 48 catches for 668 yards and four touchdowns which won't be that difficult to replace. Two other transfers the Alabama Football team will have to replace the production of are Amari Niblack and his 327 yards and Malik Benson who recorded 162 yards.