Alabama football kicked off fall camp Thursday, Aug. 4.
Fans of the Crimson Tide are excited for this edition of athletes taking the field, as Nick Saban and the program look to reclaim the crown of national champions. With the start of college football quickly approaching, the staff writers for Touchdown Alabama Magazine will provide in-depth previews of the top 30 players on Alabama’s roster.
Following defensive back Khyree Jackson, coming in at No. 25 is defensive lineman Tim Smith.
–Position: Defensive Lineman
-Hometown: Gifford, Fla.
-Weight: 304 pounds
–Strengths: Aggression, strength, pass rush, plays with good leverage
–Weaknesses: Experience, consistency
Leading into 2022, Alabama is in need of depth on the defensive line and specifically a consistent pass rush in the middle. Junior Tim Smith could be the answer to both of the unit’s issues as he now has a deeper understanding of Pete Golding’s system.
Smith has been a player Crimson Tide fans have been looking forward to seeing and from his measurables it’s easy to see why. The 6-foot-4 defensive tackle has solid power and agility in the middle of the defense feeding into his best trait as a defender being his pass rush.
Despite spending three seasons and appearing in 28 total games, Smith hasn’t partaken in a ton of serious playing time throughout his career. Being a regular in the rotation will help with his consistency throughout the season and he will have a great opportunity this fall to fill the pass rush role for Alabama.
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Patrick Dowd is a Reporter for Touchdown Alabama Magazine. You can follow him on Twitter, via Pat_Dowd77