Alabama Releases First Depth Chart For the 2021 Season
The Alabama Crimson Tide have released its first depth chart for the 2021 season. The Tide are returning three starters on offense and eight on defense from their national championship team.
Bryce Young takes over for Mac Jones as the starting quarterback with Paul Tyson beating out freshman Jalen Milroe for the backup position. Senior Brian Robinson Jr. will start at running back with Jase McClellan, Trey Sanders and Roydell Williams listed as his backups. Sanders has had a stellar fall camp after dealing with injuries his first couple of seasons. McClellan and Williams have been very competitive in practice this fall according to Robinson Jr.
Ohio State transfer Jameson Williams will start on the outside at receiver with Traeshon Holden and Ja'Corey Brooks as the backups behind him. Agiye Hall and Javon Baker are the backups to John Metchie III. Freshman JoJo Earle is listed as a co-starter in the slot alongside Slade Bolden. Earle and Bolden will also handle punt returning duties.
Jahleel Billingsley, a preseason All-SEC selection is not the starting TE on Alabama's depth chart, he and Major Tennison are co-backups to Cameron Latu. Redshirt senior Chris Owens and junior Darrin Dalcourt are listed as co-starters at the center position. Kendall Randolph returned to practice last week after suffering an ankle in the teams second scrimmage and is listed as the lone starter at RT.
Justin Eboigbe and Phil Mathis are listed as co-starters for one defensive end position and Phil Mathis and Byron Young are the starters for the other.
After a heated battle this fall, Jalyn Armour-Davis earns the start at cornerback opposite of Josh Jobe. Junior college transfer Khyree Jackson is listed as a co-backup to Jobe and Armour-Davis. At safety, Demarcco Hellams and Brian Branch have been named co-starters next to Jordan Battle. Hellams has been dealing with an ankle injury during fall camp and coach Saban list him as questionable for the season opener.
Alabama opens up its season this Saturday, Sep. 4 against the Miami Hurricanes in Atlanta.
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