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    Development of Bradley Sylve and Alphonse Taylor

    With DB and OL being key areas in need of contributors/depth for 2013, I was wondering if anyone in the know can comment on the development of Sylve and Taylor at their respective positions.

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    Re: Development of Bradley Sylve and Alphonse Taylor

    have heard taylor is gonna be a beast...next year should start seeing some action...have heard sylve is really athletic and has played some..next year probably will start competing for a starting position. this is just from stuff i have read.

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    Re: Development of Bradley Sylve and Alphonse Taylor

    Sylve is the fastest guy at the stadium most days. He hasn't seen much action on special teams and none as a returner to my knowledge. He is smaller than the typical Saban CB. Hope his time comes.

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    Re: Development of Bradley Sylve and Alphonse Taylor

    Quote Originally Posted by 257WBY View Post
    Sylve is the fastest guy at the stadium most days. He hasn't seen much action on special teams and none as a returner to my knowledge. He is smaller than the typical Saban CB. Hope his time comes.
    I think he'd be an incredible slot receiver. I know he's the fastest high school player I've ever seen .

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    Re: Development of Bradley Sylve and Alphonse Taylor

    Quote Originally Posted by Alasippi View Post
    I think he'd be an incredible slot receiver. I know he's the fastest high school player I've ever seen .
    Can't teach speed. Can't teach hands either.

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    Re: Development of Bradley Sylve and Alphonse Taylor

    Coach Saban isnt that coach where "speed" means you are the guy. With returners he's much more likely to use the player that knows how to field than the fastest. With WR's, he's gonna go with the guy that is where he's suppose to be over the fastest. Sylve has a ways to go but i could see him contributing as a Jr or SR much like a Marquis Johnson.

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    Re: Development of Bradley Sylve and Alphonse Taylor

    Quote Originally Posted by CrimsonEyeshade View Post
    Can't teach speed. Can't teach hands either.


    What would make you think his hands are suspect? He makes some great catches in his recruiting videos and he returns kicks.
    "I'm just a simple plowhand from Arkansas, but I've learned over the years how to hold a team together, how to lift some men up, how to calm others down, until finally they've got one heartbeat, together, a team."

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    Re: Development of Bradley Sylve and Alphonse Taylor

    I thought from the very beginning that Saban would put Sylve on defense. He played multiple positions in high school and had good ball handling and catching skills. I do know if he gets a step on you he is gone. I believe before he leaves he will be a starting corner.

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    Re: Development of Bradley Sylve and Alphonse Taylor

    IMO Taylor will challenge for one of the guard spots.

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    Re: Development of Bradley Sylve and Alphonse Taylor

    Did Alphonse redshirt this year?

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    Did Alphonse redshirt this year?
    Yes he did.

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