Question: Fall Camp: Which new players will make an impact?
Page 1 of 5 12345 LastLast
Results 1 to 13 of 54
  1. #1
    BamaNation All-American Tide&True's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Murfreesboro, TN
    Posts
    2,778

    Fall Camp: Which new players will make an impact?

    Every season some new players will get PT early...who will? (what position)


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    "They've got a name for the winners in the world....they call Alabama the Crimson Tide"
    -Steely Dan

  2. #2
    BamaNation Hall of Fame B1GTide's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Posts
    21,816

    Re: Fall Camp: Which new players will make an impact?

    Alfano and Lee come to mind, along with Sanders.

  3. #3
    BamaNation Hall of Fame
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    Tuscaloosa
    Posts
    18,976

    Re: Fall Camp: Which new players will make an impact?

    Sanders strikes me - simply by the depth chart situation - as the Very Good Prospect who doesn't have a huge freshmen year and people start wondering "hey, what's wrong?!" around midseason.

    Derrick Henry was in a similar situation in 2013. He came in with at least two other highly sought after backs and TJ Yeldon and Kenyon Drake were already at the top of the depth chart before any of them arrived on campus. I know I wondered aloud where he was all season after his big Sugar Bowl performance in a loss. The reality is he probably progressed a lot in the period between the Iron Bowl and Sugar Bowl where a mini-camp made up most of their practice time. He probably wasn't one of the better options until that extra time given to fundamentals. Najeh Harris is probably similar to some extent in 2017 when Scarbough was not as effective and Damien Harris' limitations as a workhorse back well understood by that point. Again he ended up getting on the field and being a huge factor in the CFPCG against Georgia. People probably wondered where he was all season but the reality is the extra practice was likely key.

    I happen to think Brian Robinson is better than his meaningful playtime indicates so the likelihood Sanders beats out two incumbents is pretty low. The times where a true freshmen got into the rotation the second option was a weaker incumbent (Mark Ingram v. post-hip injury Terry Grant), a niche role incumbent (Yeldon v. Jalston Fowler, an old school bruiser who also got injured early in the season after Yeldon already came on strong out the gate), or purely a vacancy as with Trent Richardson in 2009.
    Last edited by rgw; July 28th, 2019 at 08:51 AM.
    I owe it to the people to have a signature...so here goes nothing!

  4. #4
    BamaNation Hall of Fame
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    Tuscaloosa
    Posts
    18,976

    Re: Fall Camp: Which new players will make an impact?

    As for who will make an impact: look to the needs. We need interior defensive positions: ILB and DT/NT. If we have a good season a freshman will probably be filling those needs. Also plainly OL only on the offensive side. Top 5 WRs, top 2 RBs, and QB are settled I imagine.
    I owe it to the people to have a signature...so here goes nothing!

  5. #5
    FB|BB Moderator
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Burbs of Birmingham, AL
    Posts
    4,872

    Re: Fall Camp: Which new players will make an impact?

    Quote Originally Posted by rgw View Post
    As for who will make an impact: look to the needs. We need interior defensive positions: ILB and DT/NT. If we have a good season a freshman will probably be filling those needs. Also plainly OL only on the offensive side. Top 5 WRs, top 2 RBs, and QB are settled I imagine.
    DJ Dale at NT got raves in the spring, and Shane Lee at ILB had a good ADay. If they continue with the process over the summer, you might get your wish.
    You can't reason a man out of a position he didn't reason himself into.

  6. #6
    BamaNation All-SEC
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Posts
    1,773

    Re: Fall Camp: Which new players will make an impact?

    With Anoma out, we could see someone like eboigbe, k. Harris or mwikuta play a role for depth in some of the pass rush sub packages

  7. #7
    BamaNation Hall of Fame TiderJack's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Inverness, AL
    Posts
    8,799

    Re: Fall Camp: Which new players will make an impact?

    I have been saying since spring to keep an eye on true freshman OL Evan Neal. He will be our future LT after Leatherwood moves on but he is a threat to take one of the guard spots this year.

  8. #8
    Suspended JBama_in_PCOLA's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Andalusia, Alabama via Pensacola, Florida United States
    Posts
    41,685

    Fall Camp: Which new players will make an impact?

    Iím thinking Shane Lee on defense and Metche on offense.


    Sent from my iPhone Xs Max using Tapatalk Pro
    Last edited by JBama_in_PCOLA; July 28th, 2019 at 05:32 PM.

  9. #9
    BamaNation All-American Con's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    South Alabama
    Posts
    3,640

    Re: Fall Camp: Which new players will make an impact?

    Quote Originally Posted by gtgilbert View Post
    With Anoma out, we could see someone like eboigbe, k. Harris or mwikuta play a role for depth in some of the pass rush sub packages
    It will be fun listening to the announcers say these names on a weekly basis.

  10. #10
    BamaNation All-American crimson fan man's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Location
    Athens Al
    Posts
    4,511

    Re: Fall Camp: Which new players will make an impact?

    What would be funnier is me trying to say them.

  11. #11
    BamaNation All-American
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    4,054

    Re: Fall Camp: Which new players will make an impact?

    Metchie looks great !


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

  12. #12
    BamaNation Hall of Fame TheRealPokeChop's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Hueytown, Al
    Posts
    5,005

    Re: Fall Camp: Which new players will make an impact?

    every freshman linebacker and defensive Lineman has a chance to. Dale, Sophser, Lee, Alfano, C Harris, Ingrahm, Eboigbe

    with Anoma gone K. Harris may have a very good opportunity to be a role player this year.
    Serve no master but your own ambition.

  13. #13
    BamaNation Hall of Fame selmaborntidefan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2000
    Location
    Dallas, TX
    Posts
    19,862

    Re: Fall Camp: Which new players will make an impact?

    Quote Originally Posted by Con View Post
    It will be fun listening to the announcers say these names on a weekly basis.
    Can we bring back Verne Lundquist????

    My New Year's resolution for 2019 is this year I'm not going to drink anymore. I'm not going to drink any less, either.

    I was married for 25 years, but if I'd killed her on the honeymoon, I'd have been out in less than 20.

    Butch Jones has richly earned his title, The Archbishop of Talentbury

    After reading all the horrible things drinking will do to you....I gave up reading.

Bookmarks

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

TideFansStore.com Bama Gear