Alabama wide receivers making progress this spring
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Alabama football’s wide receiver room brings back a lot of experience at the wide receiver position, and it is showing in spring practice.
All spring intel points towards multiple Alabama wide receivers having a good spring so far. Nick Saban confirmed those thoughts Friday after Alabama’s first scrimmage.
“I think Burton made some big plays today,” Saban saidin his press coneference. “Ja’Corey Brooks made some big plays today. (Malik) Benson has had a really good spring and, is capable of stretching the field and making big plays, a good all-around player. He is certainly gonna help us. Isaiah Bond has had a really good spring and is doing a really good job. So, the receiver corps has developed very nicely. Consistency and performance is what we need to continue to work on.”
No Alabama wide receiver had more than 700 receiving yards last season despite having projected first-rounder, Bryce Young at quarterback. The last time the Crimson Tide did not have a 1,000-yard receiver was in 2016 when Jalen Hurts stepped into the starting quarterback role as a true freshman. ArDarius Stewart was Alabama’s leading receiver during the 2016 season, finishing the year with 864 receiving yards and eight receiving touchdowns.
The Tide fans will get an opportunity to see the progress Alabama’s wideouts have made on A-Day on April 22.