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    How elite would our WR corps be...If Keenan Allen had come to UA (watch teaser)

    If Keenan Allen of Cal signed his LOI with us? He's leaving now for the nfl but boy it would have been fun to see him on Alabama. So close...bet he regrets it now...Not worth getting your half bother to Cal

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    Plenty of WR talent right now. Passing is just not a focus.

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    He'd be playing defense right now.

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    Re: How elite would our WR corps be...If Keenan Allen had come to UA (watch teaser)

    It put us in a minor bind in 2011 at WR when several guys weren't ready for major contribution and smallish Maze and Hanks led the group. McElwain put in his best coaching job that season: first year starter and no difference maker at WR...still had balance.

    Proves that this program is not going to be made or broken by one guy doesn't it?

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    Re: How elite would our WR corps be...If Keenan Allen had come to UA (watch teaser)

    Quote Originally Posted by lincoln osiris View Post
    He'd be playing defense right now.

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    He's the #1 WR on the draft board, no way he'd have ended up at DB.
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    Re: How elite would our WR corps be...If Keenan Allen had come to UA (watch teaser)

    I thought he was being recruited as a DB by Alabama.

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    Re: How elite would our WR corps be...If Keenan Allen had come to UA (watch teaser)

    Quote Originally Posted by RedStar View Post
    He's the #1 WR on the draft board, no way he'd have ended up at DB.
    He was recruited by CNS to play Safety. With that said, Eddie Williams was originally recruited to play Safety but started camp at WR. He moved back to Safety once Jarrick Williams got injured and Travell Dixon transferred.

    Really, we don't know if Keenan would have helped the defense or the offense. He would have helped Bama, for sure, though.
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    Re: How elite would our WR corps be...If Keenan Allen had come to UA (watch teaser)

    Allen was recruited here to be safety, but it's difficult to assess exactly where he would end up. The SEC tends to take their best athletes and put them on defense, as opposed to a conference like the Pac-12 who does just the opposite.

    Prime example is the Anthony Barr kid for UCLA. They've had this kid stuck at RB his first 2 years there and it was like forcing a square peg in a round hole. He just wasn't supposed to be there.

    They finally decided to move him to the defensive side of the ball this year and play some stand-up linebacker just out of desperation.... all he's done is rack up 20 TFL's and 13 sacks, and according to the draft experts, would be a potential top 15 pick if he declares early.

    This is a 6'4", 235 pound kid who most coaches in the SEC would've had this kid playing linebacker from the moment he stepped on campus.

    I'm not positive, but wasn't Keiwone Malone going to be a CB here? He's playing WR at Memphis.

    Keenan may very well have ended up at WR for Bama, but I believe it would've been after a long look on the defensive side first.

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    Re: How elite would our WR corps be...If Keenan Allen had come to UA (watch teaser)

    Quote Originally Posted by RTR91 View Post
    Really, we don't know if Keenan would have helped the defense or the offense. He would have helped Bama, for sure, though.
    Don't know about this one... the way he acted during his recruitment very well could have caused issues within the team once he got here. No matter how good he's turned out at Cal, I'm glad we didn't jump through hoops to get him... that's the kind of thing that can do permanent damage to a squad.

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    Re: How elite would our WR corps be...If Keenan Allen had come to UA (watch teaser)

    Quote Originally Posted by BAMARICH View Post
    Don't know about this one... the way he acted during his recruitment very well could have caused issues within the team once he got here. No matter how good he's turned out at Cal, I'm glad we didn't jump through hoops to get him... that's the kind of thing that can do permanent damage to a squad.
    Are there things that were not made public? Excluding the recruiting circus that Otis turned Keenan's recruitment into.
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    Re: How elite would our WR corps be...If Keenan Allen had come to UA (watch teaser)

    Allen was very similar to Robert Nkemdiche this recruiting cycle. Both got a golden parachute for their buddies and siblings from a school or two.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HartselleTider View Post
    I'm not positive, but wasn't Keiwone Malone going to be a CB here? He's playing WR at Memphis.

    Keenan may very well have ended up at WR for Bama, but I believe it would've been after a long look on the defensive side first.
    Not accurate on Malone... he was solely a WR in his time with us. When recruiting an impact player with great speed, Saban always wants them to have a shot on the offensive side of the ball first. He said that about E. Williams and demonstrated it with guys like Cyrus Jones/Brandon Slyve. As defensive-minded as he is, he recognizes the need for guys on the offensive side of the ball who can make explosive plays... he can't take all of them to the defensive side and win games.

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