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    2013 Running back Depth for Alabama

    We all know that with Eddie and Ben Howell leaving, this create an unique lineup at the RB for next year. I wonder if we'll see what incoming freshmen can do next year, but most likely all will be reshirted? Any idea?

    Returning players:TJ Yeldon, Kenyan Drake, Spencer Duncan, Jalston Fowler, Trey Roberts and Dee Hart
    Gone:Ben Howell and Eddie Lacey ( most likely)

    Freshmen: Altee Tenpenny, Tyren Jones, ArDarius Stewart, and Derrick Henry

    My question is.. how do you think the depth at RB will play out with all those talented players?

    Do we think Derrick Henry will get a chance to crack the rotation of RBs in the fall?

    Will we seeArDarius switch to Safety, CB or something like that?
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    Re: 2013 Running back Depth for Alabama

    ArDarius Stewart seems like a DB/WR/PR/KR body type more than a tailback type.

    TJ Yeldon, Jalston Fowler, Kenyon Drake seems like the regular rotation. Dee Hart may end up being mostly a special teams guy while at most 2 of those incoming Freshman will contribute if injuries don't plague the position.

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    Re: 2013 Running back Depth for Alabama

    You might want to mention TJ Yeldon as a returning RB.

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    Re: 2013 Running back Depth for Alabama

    I honestly think Eddie will be back but even if he goes running back depth isn't a problem. It's probably the least of our concerns.

    Henry wouldn't have committed if he didn't think he'd be given a chance at running back.

    Stewart will play defense.

    I'm not familiar with Spencer Duncan and Trey Roberts. Are they related to Ben Howell?

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    Re: 2013 Running back Depth for Alabama

    I wouldn't mind Eddie coming back, Alasippi, but I get the feeling he is going to strike while the iron is hot because of his injury history. He won't be a first round back in all likelihood but you basically have to be a freak athlete to be a solid first round grade these days. The way we're recruiting the position would kinda indicate they expect some departures from the backfield...perhaps more than just Lacy. Obviously Yeldon and Drake are coming back along with Fowler, but Hart may be leaning towards a medical hardship?

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    Re: 2013 Running back Depth for Alabama

    Lacy's not coming back
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    Re: 2013 Running back Depth for Alabama

    Quote Originally Posted by Alasippi View Post
    I honestly think Eddie will be back but even if he goes running back depth isn't a problem. It's probably the least of our concerns.

    Henry wouldn't have committed if he didn't think he'd be given a chance at running back.

    Stewart will play defense.

    I'm not familiar with Spencer Duncan and Trey Roberts. Are they related to Ben Howell?
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    Re: 2013 Running back Depth for Alabama

    These days a 2nd round grade for ILBs and tailbacks isn't bad. Some ILBs like Hightower can solidify first round grades but a lot of good backs and LBs are falling to the 2nd round in this modern NFL climate.

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    Re: 2013 Running back Depth for Alabama

    Quote Originally Posted by JustNeedMe81 View Post
    We all know that with Eddie and Ben Howell leaving, this create an unique lineup at the RB for next year. I wonder if we'll see what incoming freshmen can do next year, but most likely all will be reshirted? Any idea?

    Returning players:Kenyan Drake, Spencer Duncan, Jalston Fowler, Trey Roberts and Dee Hart
    Gone:Ben Howell and Eddie Lacey ( most likely)



    Freshmen: Altee Tenpenny, Tyren Jones, ArDarius Stewart, and Derrick Henry

    My question is.. how do you think the depth at RB will play out with all those talented players?

    Do we think Derrick Henry will get a chance to crack the rotation of RBs in the fall?

    Will we seeArDarius switch to Safety, CB or something like that?
    What?, you don't think Brent Calloway will stay at RB?
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    Re: 2013 Running back Depth for Alabama

    Calloway will be a H-B barring injuries. Injuries happened this year and he became the back-end depth at tailback.

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    Re: 2013 Running back Depth for Alabama

    No way that all 3 of our rb's coming in are all going to be redshirted. I think 1 for sure will see playing time and maybe 2
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    Re: 2013 Running back Depth for Alabama

    Fixed!
    Quote Originally Posted by BamaGreek View Post
    You might want to mention TJ Yeldon as a returning RB.
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    Re: 2013 Running back Depth for Alabama

    I haven't heard anything about Dee Hart lending toward medical hardship?
    Quote Originally Posted by rgw View Post
    I wouldn't mind Eddie coming back, Alasippi, but I get the feeling he is going to strike while the iron is hot because of his injury history. He won't be a first round back in all likelihood but you basically have to be a freak athlete to be a solid first round grade these days. The way we're recruiting the position would kinda indicate they expect some departures from the backfield...perhaps more than just Lacy. Obviously Yeldon and Drake are coming back along with Fowler, but Hart may be leaning towards a medical hardship?
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