Overall, this last season was one of the lowest levels of production at wide receiver with the group failing to have an 800-yard receiver in back-to-back seasons for the first time since 2004-2005. While it's easy to point at the receivers, this problem starts and ends with the level of creativity of the offensive coordinator. This group will certainly snap this streak with the offensive coordinator.
Ryan Grubb's offense will easily help this year's group get open and rack up massive yard totals. His scheme is difficult to cover, an idea that former Alabama Defensive back Khyree Jackson spoke on having played Grubb while on Oregon this season. Jackson told Chase Goodbread of Tuscaloosa News that the offense is one of the most complicated he's ever seen.
In the past two seasons, Grubb's receivers have reaped the benefits of the scheme with Rome Odunze recording back-to-back seasons with over 1,000 yards while Ja'Lynn Polk and Jalen McMillan each recorded a 1,000-yard season of their own.
The group tasked with turning the receiving trends around will be a talented incoming freshmen, transfers, and returnees. The group will feature Kobe Prentice, Kendrick Law, Jalen Hale, Germie Bernard, Emmanuel Henderson, Ryan Williams, Rico Scott, Aeryn Hampton, and Amari Jefferson. Law, Prentice, and Germie Bernard give the group significant experience with Bernard playing a ton at Washington this season and Law and Prentice playing the past two seasons at Alabama. Jalen Hale and Ryan Williams will likely take on big roles in this year's offense as two of the more talented players on the team.
The Alabama Football team has the talent in place to succeed in Ryan Grubb's dynamic offense. Grubb's scheme will allow for creative plays for Kendrick Law and Germie Bernard. They are big-play threats that will find themselves with the ball in space. Grubb's has used several different types of receiver screens to get the ball in the hands of his playmakers with blockers in front leading to big plays. These types of plays will allow for Kendrick Law and Germie Bernard to create massive plays in the offense.