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Alabama’s WR room: How does it look heading into the summer?

Alabama WR Jermaine Burton (#3) celebrates after scoring a touchdown in matchup against Austin Peay
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Alabama football has talented wide receivers, but how does the room look heading into the summer?

After losing marquee players, including Jameson Williams, John Metchie, and Slade Bolden to the NFL Draft after 2021, the Crimson Tide did not have a lot of big-play experience at the position last season. Jermaine Burton came over as a transfer from Georgia, but he did not know the Tide culture. Ja’Corey Brooks, Traeshon Holden, JoJo Earle, and Christian Leary had some experience; however, they were never asked to be the No. 1 or No. 2 receiver. Kobe Prentice, Isaiah Bond, Kendrick Law, Shazz Preston, and Aaron Anderson were freshmen trying to learn. Prentice had the most impact on the young group, recording 31 receptions for 337 yards and two touchdowns. Anderson, Holden, Earle, and Leary have since transferred to other programs.

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The wide receivers gained experience in Bryce Young’s final season, so the production should be better in the fall.

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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.

Stephen Smith is a 2015 graduate of the University of Alabama. He is a senior writer and reporter for Touchdown Alabama Magazine. He has covered Alabama football for 15 years and his knowledge and coverage of the Crimson Tide's program have made him among the most respected journalist in his field. Smith has been featured on ESPN and several other marquee outlets as an analyst.

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