Inevitably, the lion’s allotment of absorption aback Alabama football opens 2021 spring practice March 19 will be on the quarterback position, area green Bryce Young is accepted to activate at the top of Nick Saban’s non-existent abyss chart.
For those who like a added awash field, active aback ability be the atom to watch.
The accent on award a distinct amateur who plays best of the allusive snaps isn’t the aforementioned as it at quarterback. Saban isn’t afraid to arena two or three active backs. Even in 2020, Najee Harris emerged as a Heisman Trophy finalist and is acceptable to be one of the aboriginal two or three selections in the upcoming NFL Draft. Still, he got alone 51.4 percent of Alabama’s absolute carries (251 of 477). By comparison, Derrick Henry had 61.5 percent of the Tide’s carries in 201,5 but no candidates from Henry’s planet accept presented themselves for 2021.
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The adverse acute came two seasons afterwards in 2017. Quarterback Jalen Hurts technically had the best rushes on the aggregation with 154 but, because sacks calculation as rushes in academy statistical calculations, his absolute absolute was 130. Damien Harris had 135 attempts, Bo Scarbrough had 124 and a patiently-waiting apprentice Najee Harris had 61. (Note: never abolish a active aback afterwards one season.)
The 2021 division will acceptable acreage about amid the two extremes. Experience, and a solid 2020 (483 yards on 91 carries), accomplish Brian Robinson, Jr., who availed himself of the befalling to acknowledgment accepted by the NCAA in the deathwatch of COVID-19, the frontrunner. Alabama backbone and conditioning drillmaster Dr. Matt Rhea afresh acclimated his Twitter annual to appearance Robinson’s backbone and acceleration increases in Crimson Tide off-season workouts.
After Robinson, things get added complicated, and not alone because there is addition Robinson in the mix. Keilan Robinson acquired 254 yards in 2019 afore opting out of 2020, but is aback for his green season.
All three of the Crimson Tide’s active aback signees from the 2020 chic additionally return. The best accessible of those as a apprentice was Jase McClellan, who averaged an agitative 10.3 yards per backpack (245 yards on 23 carries) in cleanup duty. Roydell Williams additionally saw some assignment backward in games.
“We’ve been encouraged by both of those guys,” Saban said in a Zoom alarm aftermost November. “They haven’t got a lot of opportunity so far, but we absolutely feel like they can accord and they’re actual able and now they’re activity to get a little added befalling as active backs and in some situations on appropriate teams.”
Kyle Edwards, the Crimson Tide’s third active aback signee, redshirted aftermost division and returns. Camar Wheaton, a best active aback from Lakeview, Texas, active with Alabama in February but is not accepted to accept until the summer. (The No. 2 active aback in America in the Chic of 2022 rankings, Emmanuel Henderson of Geneva County in southeast Alabama, is appointed to advertise a charge Saturday, March 13, and is an Alabama lean, so don’t apprehend anyone to about-face off the aptitude tap any time soon.)
Then there is Trey Sanders, the able green who was actively afflicted in a car blow aftermost November. There has been no chat that Sanders will be austere for acquaintance this spring, but there was a fizz of action this anniversary aback Alabama administrator of football rehabilitation Jeremy Gsell appear a abbreviate video of Sanders active on an anti-gravity treadmill.
After all, in Alabama’s active aback room, there’s consistently allowance for one more.
Reach Cecil Hurt at [email protected] or via Twitter @cecilhurt
Spring 201 – Spring 201
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