The Crimson Tide will return a total of five relatively experienced players, and welcome a host of newcomers who are anxious to make an impact this season.
The prominent players
WR-Danny Woodson Jr.
*Given the “athlete” tag. Can play multiple positions…
While names like Bell and Norwood are expected to see the bulk of the action, look for Christion Jones, DeAndrew White, as well as true freshman Amari Cooper to play significant roles at the wide receiver position. Nick Saban has gone on record to “sing the praises” of Cooper, and barring something unforeseen, the talented newcomer will make waves in 2012.
At the tight end position, Michael Williams is the man. Williams will be the starter and will play a vital role in the offense. The main question is who will replace Brad Smelley at the h-back position. Early indications point to Brian Vogler as the player who will fill that void, but Harrison Jones is also a viable option. As preseason camp continues, the answer to that question will become more definitive.
While the Crimson Tide do not have the luxury of a “nationally acclaimed” receiver, they do have several experienced players, and plenty of talent. Alabama has diversity with no specific “go to” target. That combination has the potential to prove lethal for opposing defenses in the SEC.
Unit Rating: 8/10