2012 Alabama Depth Chart Released

Here are some things on the depth chart (listed below) that were illuminated by the lighthouse.  What catches your eye?

  • Stinson starting and Pagan backing him up at DE.  I thought Dial was co starting with Stinson and they were battling it out.  Hmmm.  Interesting.
  • Ragland’s emerged in the rotation as a Mike LB.  Lots of competition here with the young pups and Ragland has emerged as the leader here.  Not surprising – dude is a baller.
  • Devall is backing up Dickson at OLB – I figured that would have been Ryan Anderson.  Interesting.
  • Geno Smith is ahead of Sylve and Washington at CB.  This is not entirely surprising as Geno has the size and speed for a corner.  But, I do think it’s an indictment on Sylve and Washington, IMHO.
  • Fulton will be the first corner in if something happens to Belue or Milliner, IMO.  He should likely be listed as #2 for both corner spots.
  • Landon Collins’ appearance as a backup safety – it’s what you would expect of a 5 star stud recruit.
  • Vogler is ahead of Faciane as a backup TE.  I wasn’t sure if Faciane would make a move.  Guess not.
  • The H Back depth chart is bogus, IMO.  Fowler will, at worst, split time there.  I think they didn’t list him there on purpose.  Sneaky!
  • I would think Calloway would be ahead of Jones at H back.  Oh, and ahead of Johnson, too.  Love those walk ons, though!
  • Ely and B Sims will have to split time if AJ goes down, IMO.
  • B Sims not listed as a RB or QB.  Hmm.
  • DeAndrew White is listed ahead of Cooper which is a surprise given how well Coop has performed in 7 on 7 and in camp.  
  • No mention of Griffith.  I hope he redshirts unless Foster implodes.
  • I was really hoping to see Belue as a returner.  VERY surprised Norwood is listed as one, as he doesn’t strike me as a classic KOR.

All of these are relatively mild surprises to me.  Nothing major.  Bell has been slowed by injuries and they love Christion Jones in the slot (and Cyrus Jones).  I’m predicting Christion Jones will become our go to receiver on third downs.   We shall see.  Anyway, here’s the official depth chart per Alabama Media Relations:

DEFENSE
DE 49 Ed Stinson
8 Jeoffrey Pagan

NG 54 Jesse Williams
62 Brandon Ivory

DE 92 Damion Square
90 Quinton Dial

SAM 42 Adrian Hubbard
19 Jonathan Atchison

MIKE 33 Trey DePriest OR- 35 Nico Johnson
18 Reggie Ragland

WILL 35 Nico Johnson OR- 32 C.J. Mosley
11 Tana Patrick

JACK 47 Xzavier Dickson
30 Denzel Devall

CB 13 Deion Belue
24 Geno Smith

CB 28 Dee Milliner
10 John Fulton

SS 37 Robert Lester
27 Nick Perry

FS 3 Vinnie Sunseri OR- 6 HaHa Clinton-Dix
26 Landon Collins

OFFENSE
LT 71 Cyrus Kouandjio
63 Kellen Williams

LG 65 Chance Warmack
78 Chad Lindsay

C 75 Barrett Jones
70 Ryan Kelly

RG 61 Anthony Steen
77 Arie Kouandjio

RT 76 D.J. Fluker
79 Austin Shepherd

TE 89 Michael Williams
84 Brian Vogler

TE/H 31 Kelly Johnson
82 Harrison Jones
21 Brent Calloway

QB 10 AJ McCarron
12 Phillip Ely
?
RB 42 Eddie Lacy
45 Jalston Fowler OR- 4 T.J. Yeldon
1 Dee Hart

WR(X) 2 DeAndrew White
9 Amari Cooper
80 Marvin Shinn

WR(Z) 83 Kevin Norwood
7 Kenny Bell

WR(H) 22 Christion Jones
8 Cyrus Jones

SPECIAL TEAMS
PK 5 Jeremy Shelley OR- 43 Cade Foster

KO 43 Cade Foster

HOLD 10 AJ McCarron
3 Vinnie Sunseri

P 29 Cody Mandell
5 Jeremy Shelley

SN 51 Carson Tinker
31 Kelly Johnson

PR 22 Christion Jones
1 Dee Hart

KOR 22 Christion Jones
28 Dee Milliner
1 Dee Hart
83 Kevin Norwood

Any depth chart surprises for you guys?

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