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Never too early - Predicting next year's starters



QB - AJ McCarron
RB - TJ Yeldon
Relief Back - Dee Hart (Drake has been violating team rules, Hart got injured just as he was turning it on)
FB - Jalston Fowler
TE - OJ Howard
H-Back - Brian Vogler/Jalston Fowler
LT - Cyrus Kouandjio
LG - Alphonse Taylor/Arie Kounadjio (can't pick)
C - Ryan Kelly
RG - Anthony Steen
RT - Leon Brown (I think Fluker leaves and Brown wins the job)
WR - Amari Cooper (DeAndrew White backup)
WR - Kevin Norwood (Christion Jones backup)
WR - Kenny Bell (Chris Black backup)

NG - Brandon Ivory (Not sure who will win the battle between him and Lake, so I'll pick the older player)
DE - Ed Stinson (backup DJ Pettway)
DE - Jeoffrey Pagan (backup LaMichael Fanning)
MLB - Trey DePriest
WLB - CJ Mosley (I think he may stay, but he's a projected first round pick right now. If he leaves Reggie Ragland plays Will)
SLB - Adrian Hubbard
JLB - Xzavier Dickson
CB - Deion Belue
CB - John Fulton
FS - Ha'sean Clinton-Dix
SS - Jarrick Williams
Star - Landon Collins/Geno Smith (share the job)
Money - Nick Perry/Sunseri (share the job)

Pass Rush Specialst : Denzel Devall

K/KOS - Adam Griffith
P - Cody Mandell
LS - Cole Mazza
Holder - Vinnie Sunseri



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JDM1992
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CapstoneGrad06
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TE - OJ Howard
H-Back - Brian Vogler/Jalston Fowler


Vogler already has two starts at TE this year, in the heavy package. He'll at least start in game one.

I like Harrison Jones and Brent Calloway at H-back.

quote:

LT - Cyrus Kouandjio
LG - Alphonse Taylor
C - Ryan Kelly
RG - Arie Kounadjio
RT - Leon Brown (I think Fluker leaves and Brown wins the job)


Where's Anthony Steen. He's a three year starter and a guard, at least of his caliber, isn't leaving early.

I can't complain with the defensive predictions. Although it depends on Jarrick Williams' rehab if he overtakes Landon Collins.







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AllBamaDoesIsWin
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I fricking forgot about Steen.





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mrbroker
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Steen at RG and someone battles for left guard..Kjo brother may be over there.





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Change Robert Nkemdiche to DE


I hope we get him, but OM will probably snag him. ESPECIALLY if they beat LSU.






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Robot Santa
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JLB - Xzavier Dickson


I think Devall has already caught up to him and will probably win the job this offseason.






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AllBamaDoesIsWin
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I think Devall has already caught up to him and will probably win the job this offseason.


I don't know. Depends on his play against the run by an offense other than WCU's. Dickson is very stout against the run, and will have experience over Devall. It could happen, but I'm not buying into it. He'll probably share pass rushing duties with Dickson, but I doubt he starts over him.






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MagillaGuerilla
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Steen at RG and someone battles for left guard..Kjo brother may be over there.



Don't sleep on Austin Shepherd there, Bama likes him at LG and RT. Arie Kouandjio has bounced back as well at Guard, and there has been some positive things said about freshman Caleb Gulledge and Alphonse Taylor.






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tt54l32v
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What about Volger at TE and OJ and H, at least his first year.
I dont think anyone could predict the secondary a year in advance.






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MagillaGuerilla
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I think Vogler gets a good shot at TE, as much as I've been on him the last few years. He's trusted more this year as a short yardage blocker, which has really been his biggest problem. He didn't play physical enough, and it showed in his blocking.

I think H-Back could potentially be platooned with Jones, Fowler, Howard, and even McNeil. Not that I don't think Howard is talented, but stepping in as a freshman and taking a starting job isn't always the easiest to do. I do think he'll be heavily involved as both a H-B and WR, but I'm not sure he is the opening day starter.

Fowler should return to his hybrid F-Back role, lining up anywhere at any given play. Harrison Jones is nothing special, but not doing anything wrong can take you somewhere in the eyes of Saban. McNeil is the wildcard, provided he sticks. Howard gets all the talk, but McNeil proved this Summer he is deadly on the routes Bama likes to run with their TEs. He was catching all the underneath passes and boxing out defenders on comebacks.

If AJ comes back, and I think he will, hopefully the TEs will be used a bit more due to increased athleticism. Nothing against Kelly Johnson and BMW, but they aren't exactly Gronkowski and Hernandez out there...






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