(Picture: Stuart McNair, 247Sports activities) Counting down the Alabama soccer roster 4 gamers at a time. Subsequent up: operating backs Trey Sanders and Najee Harris; cornerback Marcus Banks; and out of doors linebacker Jarez Parks.
26 RB Trey Sanders
2019 season: Took a redshirted after sustaining a foot damage late within the first week of fall camp. Returned to follow on a restricted foundation throughout the latter phases of the season.
What he brings to the desk: As productive as Harris was a 12 months in the past, Alabama had simply seven runs of 30 yards or extra in 2019. That whole ranked tied for 10th amongst SEC groups. Whereas a extra dedicated strategy to the run sport ought to assist get that quantity up in 2020, having a wholesome and dynamic Sanders to enrich Harris would not harm, both. Additionally a candidate to exchange a number of the explosive play manufacturing within the passing sport that moved on after final season and prone to be within the combine on kickoff returns.
26 CB Marcus Banks
2019 season: Noticed motion in seven video games as a real freshman however did not make a statistical contribution. Labored as a reserve each on particular groups and protection.
What he brings to the desk: Paying homage to a younger Anthony Averett by way of measurables and talent set. Was a relentless with the second-team protection a 12 months in the past, particularly because the season moved on and different newcomers struggled with the day-to-day calls for that include being part of the school soccer’s prime program. Nonetheless has some floor to cowl bodily, however appears to be like to have gained over extra belief from the teaching employees than a variety of his rivals. Within the wake of exits at nook and star, Banks shall be a main candidate at a place that should produce two beginning caliber performers.
23 OLB Jarez Parks
2019 season: Appeared in 5 video games, marking the primary motion of his UA profession. In Alabama’s win over Ole Miss, Parks was credited with a quarterback hurry on a fourth-quarter play that ended with a Jared Mayden interception of Rebels quarterback John Rhys Plumlee.
What he brings to the desk: Move rush from a program veteran till a wave of newcomers at his place are capable of rise up to hurry is an affordable expectation. For Parks, the competitors for that function begins with the likes of Christopher Allen and King Mwikuta and extends to Ben Davis and Kevin Harris II. Potential to assist fill out a number of items within the kicking sport.
22 RB Najee Harris
2019 season: Second-team All-SEC selection by the Related Press after totaling 1,527 yards and 20 touchdowns from scrimmage. Of his six 100-yard speeding video games a 12 months in the past, 5 got here towards SEC competitors. Averaged higher than 5.eight yards per carry for the third straight season. Discovered the top zone 16 occasions within the closing eight contests of his junior marketing campaign. Seven landing receptions had been most by a operating again in program historical past. Led all SEC backs in runs of 10 yards or extra with 46. Between carries and receptions, 93 of his 236 touches on the season resulted in both a primary down or landing.
What he brings to the desk: If sport management is your factor, Harris and his offensive line ought to supply a return to earlier years, when the Alabama run sport employed the Boa constrictor methodology to take the life out of opponents. That state of affairs would go a good distance in serving to the Californian develop into UA’s all-time main rusher, one thing a duplication of his 2019 speeding numbers would result in. Harris’ profession yards per carry common of 6.1 is superb contemplating he is gone 387 carries and not using a run of greater than 35 yards. This is guessing he eclipses 40 yards a minimum of as soon as in 2020, answering a number of the questions NFL folks have about him within the course of. Pure receiver who discovered the top zone as soon as each 4 receptions a 12 months in the past, so search for offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian to construct on that this season.
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