Alabama football midseason position grades: Offensive Line"> Grading Alabama offensive line at midseason mark of 2020 campaign
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Alabama football midseason position grades: Offensive Line

Landon Dickerson leads Alabama OL in pregame warmups before UGA game
Photo by Kent Gidley of Alabama Athletics/SEC Media Portal

As we hit the midpoint of the 2020 SEC season, Touchdown Alabama Magazine will be releasing a series of grade reports of every position group and key coaches on the staff. In these articles, we will dive into the contributions each unit has made to the team thus far and provide a sufficient grade based on its performance to this point in the year.

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The third positional unit we look at is the offensive line.

Key Contributors

-Alex Leatherwood, left tackle

-Deonte Brown, left guard

-Landon Dickerson, center

-Emil Ekiyor Jr., right guard

-Evan Neal, right tackle

GRADE: A

Analysis

Before he sustained a hip injury in 2019, Alabama’s offensive line had Tua Tagovailoa on pace to become the first Crimson Tide quarterback to win the Heisman Trophy.

He had 2,840 passing yards with 33 touchdowns to three interceptions, but the matchup versus Mississippi State brought an unfortunate mishap.

The group of Landon Dickerson, Alex Leatherwood, Deonte Brown, Evan Neal and Jedrick Wills helped Mac Jones achieve success last season, and it ended with him tossing for 327 yards with three scores in a 35-16 win over the Michigan in the Citrus Bowl. After graduating Wills to the NFL Draft, the Tide had a vacancy at right tackle heading into preseason camp.

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Stephen M. Smith is the managing editor and senior writer for Touchdown Alabama Magazine.  You can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @CoachingMSmith.

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