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Alabama Crimson Tide Football Roster Tracker for 2023; Transfer portal

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As the 2022 college football season draws to a close, the annual staff carousel comes to life. Alabama loses several familiar faces but they are content to reload. Below is a breakdown of the roster’s current appearance. We will be adding updates throughout the year leading up to spring practice.

DEPARTURE

PLAY IN THE SENIOR BOWL

Players who have already announced their participation in the Senior Bowl (February 4) have played at least four years of college football. In order to continue their college career, they would need an NCAA waiver, a medical redshirt, or their college coach would have to agree to bring them back for a bonus super-senior season. In a sense, these young men essentially ended their college playing days by participating in this bowl. We saw PK Will Reichard withdraw from the game and opt for another year at the Capstone, but that is not expected of others.

The following Tide players still intend to move forward with plans to play in the Senior Bowl.

  • DB Jordan Battle – declared for NFL on social media
  • DB By Marcco Hellams
  • DL DJ Dale – declared for NFL on social media
  • DL Byron Young – declared for the NFL on social media
  • LB Henry To’oTo’o – stated, has agent
  • OL Emil Ekiyor
  • OL Tyler Steen
  • TE Cameron Latu

JUNIORS DECLARED FOR NFL DRAFT

The deadline for players to announce their intention to enter the 2023 NFL Draft is January 16.

  • EDGE Will Anderson
  • QB Bryce Young
  • Branch DB Brian
  • RB Jahmyr Gibbs
  • CB Eli Ricks

TRANSFERRED

The people below have already entered the transfer portal and, in almost all cases, have found a new home.

  • WR Aaron Anderson > LSU
  • WR Christian Leary > UCF
  • OL Amari Kight > UCF
  • WR JoJo Earle > TCU
  • OL Tommy Brockermeyer > TCU
  • WR Traeshon Holden > Oregon
  • DB Khyree Jackson > Oregon
  • OL Javion Cohen > Miami
  • OL Tanner Bowles > Kentucky
  • RB Trey Sanders > TCU
  • OL Damieon George > Undecided, potentially Auburn, Ole Miss

OUT OF ELIGIBILITY

These two Tide players played five full years which included the super senior bonus season. There’s no way they’ll find another season at the Capstone.

  • LB Jaylen Moody
  • OL Kendall Randolph

WAITING FOR

4TH YEAR PLAYER NOT EXPECTED TO RETURN

  • OL Darrian Dalcourt has played four full years but he still has a super senior season as a bonus. It would be a bit of a surprise if Nick Saban used one of the 85 prized scholarships on an occasional OL starter/back-up. But again, who had expected the return of Kendall Randolph or Chris Owens?

POSSIBLE SUPER SENIOR

  • WR Tyler Harrell has played four full seasons (five games this season) plus a year in a used redshirt at Louisville. He would be better served by playing one more season at the varsity ball somewhere. The real question is whether the Tide staff think he’s healed enough to be a major contributor next season.

INTERROGATION POINT

  • DL Justin Eboigbe played four games in 2022 before a neck injury saw him miss the rest of the season. This last campaign could be considered a red shirt year since he never took one. Depending on how he heals, he should be back for a fifth year and also has a super senior year left if needed. Another option is to try your luck in the NFL Draft this spring. A final option is to retire from football. The severity of the injury is publicly unknown and he has been awfully quiet off his side.

POSSIBLE TRANSFERS

The transfer portal window closes in less than two weeks on January 18, meaning the time for decisions is almost up. The players below are all third-year players who haven’t played much outside of special teams. Some of them might wait until after A-Day (April 22) to make up their minds. The possibility of their departures from the team is based on pure speculation:

  • WR Thaiu Jones-Bell – buried in the depth chart behind the young players.
  • LB Quandarrius Robinson – mostly special teams.
  • LB Demouy Kennedy – top special teams contributor before being sidelined with a knee injury.
  • DB Jahquez Robinson – limited playing time in three years.

While special teams players are important, they can often be easily replaced by the next class of freshmen Tide arrives.

RETURN

With rookie players moving across the country, Alabama has the chance of not losing anyone too valuable*. It’s so confusing as to what class these guys are. Thus, they are divided by years in college.

* In my humble opinion, the departure of Javion Cohen is not such a bad thing.

A YEAR ON CAMPUS

  1. DB Antonio Kite
  2. DB Earl Little Jr.
  3. DB Jake Pope
  4. DB Tre’Quon Fegans
  5. DL Jaheim Oatis
  6. DL Khurtiss Perry
  7. DL Isaiah Hastings
  8. LB Jihad Campbell
  9. LB Jérémie Alexandre
  10. LB Shawn Murphy
  11. OL Tyler Booker
  12. OL Elijah Pritchett
  13. QB Ty Simpson
  14. RB Jamarion Miller
  15. TE Amari Niblack
  16. TE Elijah Brown
  17. TE Danny Lewis
  18. WR Isaiah Bond
  19. W. R. Kendrick’s Law
  20. WR Kobe Prentice
  21. WR/RB Emmanuel Henderson
  22. WR Shazz Preston

TWO YEARS OF COLLEGE

23. DB Terrion Arnold

24. DB Kool-Aid McKinstry

25. DB DeVonta Smith

26. DL Damon Payne

27. DL Anquin Barnes

28. DL Monkell Goodwine

29. DL Tim Keenan

30. LB Keanu Koht

31. LB Deontae Lawson

32. LB Ian Jackson

33. LB Dallas Turner

34. LB Kendrick Blackshire

35. OL James Brockermeyer

36. OL Terrence Ferguson

37. OL Jaeden Roberts

38. OL JC Latham

39. QB Jalen Milroe

40. TE Robbie Ouzts

41. TE Miles Kitselman**

42. WR Ja’ Corey Brooks

THREE YEARS OF COLLEGE

43. DB Jahquez Robinson

44. D.B. Kristian Story

45. DB Malachi Moore

46. ​​DL Jah-Marien Latham

47. DL Jamil Burroughs

48. DL Tim Smith

49. LB Chris Braswell

50. LB Whenarrius Robinson

51. LB Demouy Kennedy

52. OL Seth McLaughlin

53. James Burnip**

54. RB Jase McClellan

55. RB Roydell Williams

56. WR Jermaine Burton

57. WR Thaiu Jones-Bell

** On the stock market or without an appointment?

TRANSFER TO

58. TE CJ Dipree (Maryland)

CLASS OF 2023

All but four of the 2023 signers are early registrants:

59. DB Desmond Ricks

60. DB Caleb Downs

61. DB Jahlil Hurley

62. DB Tony Mitchell

63. DE Keon Keeley (summer registrant)

64. BY Jaquavious Russaw

65. DE Yhonzae Pierre (registered summer)

66. BY Jordan Renaud

67. BY Hunter Osborne

68. DT James Smith

69. DT Edric Hill

70. K Conor Talty (summer enrollee)

71. LB Justin Jefferson

72. OL Kadyn Proctor

73. OL Miles McVay

74. OL Wilkin Formby

75. OL Olaus Alinen

76. OL Ryqueze McElderry

77. QB Eli Holstein

78. QB Dylan Lonergan

79. Judge RB Haynes

80. RB Richard Young (summer enrollee)

81. TE Ty Lockwood

82. WR Jalen Hale

83. WR Malik Benson

84. WR Cole Adams

85. WR Jaren Hamilton

86. ATH Brayson Hubbard

DRIVE CHANGES

Despite all the speculation, only safety coach Charles Kelly left the Alabama coaching staff. And hats off to him for sticking with the tide during bowl season and even recruiting for Alabama up until the early signing period. No replacement has been named at this time.

Rumors still abound for Crimson Tide OC Bill O’Brien as well as DC Peter Golding. But rumors are all until NFL Black Monday drops on Jan. 9 — the first day after the end of the regular season in which several NFL coaches are typically fired.

We will continue to update this post as different moves occur. Check back for ongoing developments.


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