With all the attention surrounding the heavily recruited incoming freshmen at wide receiver, redshirt Todd Bradford has been lost in the mix. An impressive performer last fall on the scout team, Bradford has improved his size and speed and will challenge for playing time this fall.
Sophomore Carlos Rogers is bigger and stronger as he heads into his second season as a starter at cornerback. A freshman All-American last fall, the Augusta, Ga., native should be a much more physical player this fall after gaining almost 20 pounds since last season.
Preseason All-American linebacker Dontarrious Thomas is one of the most improved physical specimens on the Tigers' roster this fall. Weighing in at 234 pounds, the junior continues to dazzle onlookers with his speed and agility despite the size increase. Here he has a laugh in between plays with fellow linebacker starters Karlos Dansby and Mark Brown with Donnay Young in the background.
After a disappointing junior season last fall when he stayed injured for much of the year, cornerback Horace Willis appears to be in great shape heading towards the opening of two-a-days in early August. A physical player capable of handing bigger wide receivers, Willis could play a vital role for the Tigers this fall as a backup to Rogers.
Former high school quarterback Will Herring is already in the learning the responsibilities at his new position of free safety. During the seven-on-seven session he consulted with Donnay Young and Junior Rosegreen after every play as they continue to teach him the ins and outs of the position. Herring played some safety at Opelika High School.