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How will Jaylen Key fit into Alabama’s secondary?

Alabama transfer safety Jaylen Key (#22) posing for his Crimson Tide photo shoot.
Photo of Alabama DB Jaylen Key comes via Twitter

He has been training with former Alabama safety Justin Woodall, but how will Jaylen Key fit into the Crimson Tide’s secondary?

Key arrived as a transfer from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

RELATED: Alabama transfer safety Jaylen Key unveils his number for the fall

He has experience as a safety, but he will be competing against several talented players.

The 6-foot-2, 210-pounder wears No. 22 for the Tide as he looks to secure one of two starting jobs against names such as Malachi Moore, Caleb Downs, Kristian Story, Jake Pope, and Devonta Smith. He has the makeup to be a good safety in the Southeastern Conference, but preseason camp will show us if Key has all the tools. In a recent segment for In My Own Words via Touchdown Alabama Magazine, yours truly discussed Key’s potential. He was an Honorable Mention for Conference USA Team in 2022.

Alabama DB Jaylen Key has his NEW NUMBER

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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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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 10+ 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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