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bama alum

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Missed it...
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JoseyWalesTheOutlaw

Crimson Tide Club
Saw this posted on the rant...........

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-- During 7-on-7 work, the first-team receivers have been John Metchie, Slade Bolden and Javon Baker, but the two noteworthy things I heard on the wideouts were about the new guys, Jameson Williams and JoJo Earle. Williams continues to impress and has clearly been the fastest receiver on the field. As for Earle, one source said he has twitch that the others don't. He is also wearing No. 10. I pointed out the starters to say these other two are definitely going to be in the mix come fall camp.

-- Another newcomer, Henry To'o To'o, has rotated with Christian Harris and Jaylen Moody at inside linebacker. Harris will be on the field, so the competition will continue to be between To'o To'o and Moody for the other spot. When it comes to the reserves, I continue to hear good things about Deontae Lawson. He has a bright future.

-- No surprise here, but Bryce Young has seen all of the first-team reps at quarterback, while Paul Tyson has received all of the second-team reps.

-- Closing this out with the secondary, DeMarcco Hellams could be a breakout star this season since he seems primed to lock down a permanent first-team role. He had a couple of interceptions during a recent player-run workout. Hellams and Jordan Battle have been the first-team safeties this summer, while Malachi Moore is back at Star with the ones after missing the spring. Josh Jobe and Jalyn Armour-Davis have been the first-teamers at cornerback, with Kool-Aid McKinstry right behind them.
 

TerryP

Ivory Club
-- During 7-on-7 work, the first-team receivers have been John Metchie, Slade Bolden and Javon Baker, but the two noteworthy things I heard on the wideouts were about the new guys, Jameson Williams and JoJo Earle. Williams continues to impress and has clearly been the fastest receiver on the field. As for Earle, one source said he has twitch that the others don't. He is also wearing No. 10. I pointed out the starters to say these other two are definitely going to be in the mix come fall camp.
So. From what I've learned.

Williams has been running at X. One of the reasons behind this is rotation purposes. This puts Metchie at Z, Bolden in his slot/H type role.

Williams can slide down to the Z spot and allow Metchie to slide inside to that slot/H role. Metchie really isn't suited to slide over to Z. If they're putting a guy like Baker on the field? He's strictly an X.

Jo-Jo offers a different "vibe" coming in behind Bolden. Holden is an option that's coming along as well: he's an X.

All these guys are finding their roles but this isn't unlike the running back position. They need to be able to do more than one thing in Saban's offense.

-- Another newcomer, Henry To'o To'o, has rotated with Christian Harris and Jaylen Moody at inside linebacker. Harris will be on the field, so the competition will continue to be between To'o To'o and Moody for the other spot. When it comes to the reserves, I continue to hear good things about Deontae Lawson. He has a bright future.
To'o To'o has been calling plays. He's starting.
-- Closing this out with the secondary, DeMarcco Hellams could be a breakout star this season since he seems primed to lock down a permanent first-team role. He had a couple of interceptions during a recent player-run workout. Hellams and Jordan Battle have been the first-team safeties this summer, while Malachi Moore is back at Star with the ones after missing the spring. Josh Jobe and Jalyn Armour-Davis have been the first-teamers at cornerback, with Kool-Aid McKinstry right behind them.
So many packages they're running right now. It's still going to be Saban's seven man rotation: he's ran that 13 of 14 seasons.
 

NickelDoubleDog

Sideline Club
That slot corner role that Malachi Moore and Brian Branch played almost exclusively is such an important role. And those 2 as true freshmen were amazing at it. The depth at DB is pretty amazing - Battle and Hellams at S are both stars, and Daniel Wright has started before and played a ton.

Those 2 guys at Star are playmakers and so versatile.

CB has Jobe, JAD, Koolaid, Marcus Banks, the new JUCO Khyree, and Terrion Arnold is starting there.
 
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