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    What positions will new recruits play?

    I know Saban has traditionally put some kids in positions different from the recruiting services. Christion Jones was a CB coming out of HS. Alphonse Taylor switched early. Brad Smelley was a QB etc.

    There are a few recruits who could play different positions from this 2013 class:

    A'shawn Robinson -- NG or OL. Bigger need on defense, but reminds me of Chance Warmack.
    Anthoney Averett -- Some say safety. Saban mentioned all the DB's recruited are cornerback types.
    Ardarius Stewart --Most think WR or slot, but we didn't get a solid safety type. He played safety in HS too.
    Brandon Hill -- He is so big, he reminds me of Cody. Could be a great NG run stopper. recruited as OL
    Derrick Henry -- Will start at RB. Could end up at Safety, or OLB or H-back.
    Alvin Kamara -- Some say we recruited him as a slot receiver. Looks great as an all-purpose RB.
    Eddie Jackson -- Great ball skills for offense. slot or WR. Most think tall cornerback.
    Walker Jones -- Reminds me of Vinnie Sunseri. could be LB or strong safety.
    Jonathan Allen -- Jack LB or grow into a DE

    Feel free to add more recruits. These are questions for me. Let's keep it civil.

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    Derrick Henry -- will always be at RB.
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    Re: What positions will new recruits play?

    Quote Originally Posted by glasscutter256 View Post

    A'shawn Robinson -- DT; he could move to OT if our younger DT's step up or Hill/Brown don't impress this spring, but he'd be such a force at DT

    Anthoney Averett -- CB unless he really grows or puts on weight; he'll likely redshirt to add strength anyway

    Ardarius Stewart --Slot WR all the way;

    Brandon Hill -- OL; not sure on OT or OG, but I'm leaning to OG

    Derrick Henry -- RB all the way...

    Alvin Kamara -- RB or slot WR;

    Eddie Jackson -- CB

    Walker Jones -- LB

    Jonathan Allen -- Jack unless he grows a lot or ife he can hold a lot of new weight like Pagan/Stinson
    I put in my predictions. The only other possible "flex" spots are guys that are obvious LB or DL guys, but their exact spot won't be known until the coaches see them perform. Dee Liner could be a DE that slides inside like Square or Dareus. A guy like Reuben could play Mike, Will, or Sam in our D. I see him more in a Nico Johnson role to start out (Mike LB in on running situations; I think RF's only big area for improvement is pass coverage (a la Nico). RF will be a stud on coverage teams though. I'm expecting a lot of big hits from him.

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    Re: What positions will new recruits play?

    Robinson: CNS reportedly will let him decide. Probably be like Taylor last year. Take a RS and find his "home."
    Averett: Take a RS to get bigger and play some form of DB.
    Stewart: Slot
    Hill: OG
    Henry: RB
    Kamara: RB/Slot guy
    Jackson: CB
    Jones: H-Back or LB
    Allen: DE because he's going to grow under Cochran. They always do.
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    Re: What positions will new recruits play?

    Quote Originally Posted by RTR91 View Post
    Robinson: CNS reportedly will let him decide. Probably be like Taylor last year. Take a RS and find his "home."
    Averett: Take a RS to get bigger and play some form of DB.
    Stewart: Slot
    Hill: OG
    Henry: RB
    Kamara: RB/Slot guy
    Jackson: CB
    Jones: H-Back or LB
    Allen: DE because he's going to grow under Cochran. They always do.

    Good call on Walker Jones at H-back. I forgot he did play TE in HS. Especially if Brent Calloway doesn't pan out at h-back.
    Another prospect would be Tim Williams. Jack or DE.

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    Quote Originally Posted by glasscutter256 View Post
    Good call on Walker Jones at H-back. I forgot he did play TE in HS. Especially if Brent Calloway doesn't pan out at h-back.
    Another prospect would be Tim Williams. Jack or DE.
    end. He is a fairly lanky 230 pounds. He can hold 30+ easily and still maintain his speed. He'll be a pass rushing beast.

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    Re: What positions will new recruits play?

    per some of the interviews after his commitment, he was recruited to play 3 LB positions
    Quote Originally Posted by jps1983 View Post
    end. He is a fairly lanky 230 pounds. He can hold 30+ easily and still maintain his speed. He'll be a pass rushing beast.

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    Re: What positions will new recruits play?

    Quote Originally Posted by jps1983 View Post
    end. He is a fairly lanky 230 pounds. He can hold 30+ easily and still maintain his speed. He'll be a pass rushing beast.
    I think you mean he'd be playing end when we drop down into a 4 man front like we do often against running QB's or just on 3rd/passing downs. In base alignment he'd never play a 5 technique.
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    Re: What positions will new recruits play?

    Quote Originally Posted by Johnnyb View Post
    I think you mean he'd be playing end when we drop down into a 4 man front like we do often against running QB's or just on 3rd/passing downs. In base alignment he'd never play a 5 technique.

    It seems that these hybrid LB's have a really good chance to see the field early. Denzel Duvall saw the field as a Jack LB pass rusher last year even though he was recruited as a MLB last year. Donta saw the field early as a frosh JLB pass rusher and he was a MLB. Reuben Foster has a chance to be that pass rusher this year if he has any skills at all as a pass rusher.

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    Re: What positions will new recruits play?

    Quote Originally Posted by glasscutter256 View Post
    It seems that these hybrid LB's have a really good chance to see the field early. Denzel Duvall saw the field as a Jack LB pass rusher last year even though he was recruited as a MLB last year. Donta saw the field early as a frosh JLB pass rusher and he was a MLB. Reuben Foster has a chance to be that pass rusher this year if he has any skills at all as a pass rusher.
    That is a very good observation. Unlike, for example, DB, a pass rusher can master a relative handful of moves and the rest is natural ability - just go get the QB like a heat-seeking missile. That's been the one tool our defense has lacked recently...
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    Re: What positions will new recruits play?

    Quote Originally Posted by TIDE-HSV View Post
    That is a very good observation. Unlike, for example, DB, a pass rusher can master a relative handful of moves and the rest is natural ability - just go get the QB like a heat-seeking missile. That's been the one tool our defense has lacked recently...
    Reuben Foster is exactly that. I expect to see him mostly in blitzing downs but also in drop back coverage downs so it doesnt become predictable...I know one thing for sure, im happy he didnt go to the barn.

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    Re: What positions will new recruits play?

    Quote Originally Posted by smohabbat View Post
    Reuben Foster is exactly that. I expect to see him mostly in blitzing downs but also in drop back coverage downs so it doesnt become predictable...I know one thing for sure, im happy he didnt go to the barn.

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    I hear that pass coverage is the one area of Reuben's game that needs improvement. I see him as a pass rusher or maybe goal line stand formations for this coming year.
    I think Anthony Averett will be put with the safeties. He'll need to bulk up a little bit. He reminds me of Jarrick Williams and Nick Perry.

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    Re: What positions will new recruits play?

    Quote Originally Posted by glasscutter256 View Post
    I hear that pass coverage is the one area of Reuben's game that needs improvement. I see him as a pass rusher or maybe goal line stand formations for this coming year.
    I think Anthony Averett will be put with the safeties. He'll need to bulk up a little bit. He reminds me of Jarrick Williams and Nick Perry.
    Averett needs to bulk up but he could play safety. He covers like a corner.
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