November 24, 2022
  • November 24, 2022

Alabama’s WR unit ranks top 5 against all BFC teams

By on June 15, 2022 0

Alabama football has produced great players in every position, with many going on to successful professional careers in the NFL. Wide receivers have consistently been one of the main points of attention on Crimson Tide’s offense over the past few seasons.

Heading into the 2022 season, it originally looked like Alabama’s trend of having one of the strongest receiving units was going to end. However, that probably won’t be the case.

The loss of Jameson Williams, John Metchie III and Slade Bolden in the 2022 NFL Draft left only a few experienced receivers on the roster. This is where the Transfer Portal comes in handy.

Head Coach Nick Saban has managed to bring two very talented receivers into the country through the transfer portal: Jermaine Burton from Georgia and Tyler Harrell from Louisville.

CBS Sports’ Chip Patterson recently revealed his top five receiving units across the country and Alabama makes an appearance at No. 4, behind only Ohio State, USC and Maryland.

“Like USC, Alabama improved their rankings through the transfer portal with instant impact additions,” Patterson writes. “The Crimson Tide saw several pass catchers leave the program after 2021, but the example of Jameson Williams showed what can happen when you transfer even just one season with Bryce Young and the offense of the ‘Alabama. Now, not everyone will be an All-American and top-12 NFL draft pick like Williams, but Jermaine Burton’s decision to trade from [Georgia] and Tyler Harrell’s move from Louisville both come with similar expectations of being a valuable contributor in Tide’s passing offense this fall. Alabama still has competition for these newcomers even after an exodus to the draft and the gate, including sophomore Ja’Corey Brooks — a key passing offense when injuries spiked late in 2021 — and JoJo Earle, a freshman All-SEC Team Selection as a return specialist with breakthrough speed.

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