Stuart McNair

Alabama begins spring practice March 11 with depth to be built on offense

A guess at how Alabama offensive depth chart could look at start of spring training

Anyone who keeps up with Alabama football knows that Crimson Tide Coach Nick Saban has little patience – reasonably so -- for those who are concerned about a depth chart. He will issue a depth chart just prior to Bama’s opening game on Sept. 3 against USC. After that, he has said, the depth chart may change week-to-week.

 

During spring football practice, there is no official depth chart as there is much experimentation. Nevertheless, there is some merit to making a guess at where Alabama might put players in the spring training phase of building the 2016 Tide.

 

This is no more than a somewhat educated guess, and subject to change. Indeed, there is

certain to be change, perhaps even before Alabama’s first practice on Friday, March 11. Spring practice will conclude with the A-Day Game on April 16.

 

This is our guess at how the offense might look starting spring drills.

 

Next: We will have our guess at a pre-spring depth chart on defense.

 

SPLIT END

3 Calvin Ridley, 6-1, 188, So, 1L, Coconut Creek, Fla.

4 Daylon Charlot, 6-0, 195, So, 1L, Patterson, La.

@23 Deonte Thompson, 6-2, 183, Fr, RS, Orange, Texas

35 Thomas Woods, 5-6, 165, Jr, Sq, Birmingham

38 Austin Johnson, 6-2, 190, So, Sq, Elba

LEFT TACKLE

74 Cam Robinson, 6-6, 326, Jr, 2L, Monroe, La.

78 Korren Kirven, 6-4, 300, Sr, 3L, Lynchburg, Va.                                                                                                        

66 Lester Cotton, 6-4, 315, So, 1L, Tuscaloosa

LEFT GUARD

71 Ross Pierschbacher, 6-4, 298, So, 1L, Cedar Falls, Iowa

59 Dallas Warmack, 6-2, 297, So, 1L, Atlanta

* Chris Owens, 6-3, 315, Fr, HS, Arlington, Texas (Lamar)

CENTER

63 J.C. Hassenauer, 6-2, 295, Jr, 2L, Woodbury, Minn.

56 Brandon Kennedy, 6-2, 290, Fr, RS, Wetumpka

67 Josh Casher, 6-1, 294, So, 1L, Mobile

RIGHT GUARD

50 Alphonse Taylor, 6-5, 325, Sr, 3L, Mobile

75 Bradley Bozeman, 6-5, 320, Jr, 2L, Roanoke

72 Richie Petitbon, 6-4, 315, Fr, RS, Annapolis, Md.

65 Chris Posa, 6-4, 281, Sr, Sq, Commerce, Mich.

61 Nolan Boatner, 6-2, 272, So, Sq, Gadsden

RIGHT TACKLE

* Charles Baldwin, 6-6, 305, Jr, JC, Windsor, Conn.

58 Brandon Greene, 6-5, 300, Sr, 3L, Ellenwood, Ga.

77 Matt Womack, 6-7, 315, Fr, RS, Hernando, Miss.

* Jonah Williams, 6-5, 280, Fr, HS, Folson, Calif.

62 Will Davis, 6-5, 315, Sr, Sq, Letohatchee

TIGHT END/Y (Tradtional)

84 Hale Hentges, 6-5, 235, So, 1L, Jefferson City, Mo.

94 Dakota Ball, 6-3, 254, Sr, 2L, Lindale, Ga.

45 Hunter Bryant, 6-5, 222, Jr, Sq, Roswell,Ga.

42 Jacob Parker, 6-1, 218, Jr, Sq, Meridianville

TIGHT END/H (Slot)

88 O.J. Howard, 6-6, 242, Sr, 3L, Prattville

* Miller Forristall, 6-6, 210, Fr, HS, Cartersville, Ga.

48 David D’Amico, 6-0, 211, Sr, Sq, Birmingham

QUARTERBACK

18 Cooper Bateman, 6-3, 220, Jr, 2L, Murray, Utah

8 Blake Barnett, 6-5, 205, Fr, RS, Corona, Calif.

12 David Cornwell, 6-5, 221, So, Sq, Norman, Okla.

* Jalen Hurts, 6-2, 203, Fr, HS, Channelview, Texas

RUNNING BACK

9 Bo Scarbrough, 6-2, 240, So, 1L, Northport

34 Damien Harris, 5-11, 205, So, 1L, Berea, Ky.

@5 Ronnie Clark, 6-2, 228, So, 1L, Calera
31 Xavian Marks, 5-6, 165, So, Sq, Rosenberg, Texas

33 Derrick Gore, 5-11, 210, Jr, Sq, Syracuse, N.Y.

43 Lawrence Erekosima, 5-7, 175, Jr, Sq, Simpsonville, S.C.

29 Brandon Turner, 5-9, 171, Jr, Sq, Birmingham

FLANKER

13 ArDarius Stewart, 6-1, 204, Jr, 2L, Fultondale

7 Cam Sims, 6-5, 209, Jr, 2L, Monroe, La.

81 Derek Kief, 6-4, 198, So, 1L, Cincinnati

36 Torin Marks, 5-11, 170, Fr, RS, Rosenberg,Texas

82 JaMichael Willis, 6-0, 180, Sr, Sq, Gardendale

SLOT RECEIVER

?8 Robert Foster, 6-2, 194, Jr, 2L, Monaca, Pa.

80 Raheem Falkins, 6-4, 210, Sr, 2L, New Orleans

@28 Anthony Averett, 6-0, 170, Jr, 2L, Woodbury, N.J.

* T.J. Simmons, 6-2, 192, Fr, HS, Pinson (Clay-Chalkville)

89 Armani Purifoye, 6-0, 195, Jr, Sq, Kingsland, Ga.

37 Jonathan Rice, 6-4, 207, So, Sq, Madison

*2016 Signee Early Enrollee

@ Deonte Thompson, Ronnie Clark, and Anthony Averett are players who could be on offense and/or defense


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