5 second-year offensive players who could break out in 2023

We are just a little more than 100 days away from Nick Saban and the Alabama football team kicking the 2023 season off on Sept. 2 against Middle Tennessee State inside Bryant-Denny Stadium.

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Fans are always searching for the next guy on the team to step up and become a household name. Today we look at five second-year offensive players who could break out in the 2023 season.

Editor’s Note: With the ongoing quarterback competition, I decided to not include Ty Simpson but rather focus on the other positions on offense.

Elijah Pritchett

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Position: Offensive Tackle

Measurements: 6’6″ 312

Elijah Pritchett spent the spring at left tackle and then received a rude awakening on A-Day when the Alabama defense continually went after the redshirt freshmen. The coaching staff sees his potential, and he is certainly the favorite to win the job protecting the blindside of whoever wins the starting quarterback job.


Danny Lewis Jr.

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Position: Tight End

Measurements: 6’5″ 255

Danny Lewis Jr. was one of the surprises this spring for the Crimson Tide. The Louisiana native turned heads with his physicality in the run game and his pass-catching abilities. Lewis might be the most balanced tight end on Alabama’s roster at the moment and will likely share significant snaps with the first-team offense this fall.

Jam Miller

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Position: Running Back

Measurements: 5’10” 211

Jam Miller created buzz with his play in mop-up duty last season as a true freshman. Miller is built low to the ground, making him tough for defenders to bring down. Miller’s open-field speed is also a bit underrated, as he is more than capable of taking one to the house. Even with Alabama’s depth at running back, I expect Miller to be a key piece in the backfield for the Tide in 2023.


Kendrick Law

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Position: Wide Receiver

Measurements: 5’11” 201

Kendrick Law began to show signs of becoming a playmaker for Alabama late in the 2022 season, and coach Saban loves the competitive character of the sophomore from Louisiana. Law is a physical throwback receiver who does all of the little things well, which will allow him to see more than his fair of snaps with the first team in 2023.

Emmanuel Henderson Jr.

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Position: Wide Receiver

Measurements: 6’1″ 185

Emmanual Henderson Jr. is my wild card of the bunch. Henderson came to Alabama as a five-star athlete who many thought might play running back as he did in high school. Instead, Henderson made the move to wide receiver and has shown promise from the slot position. With a year under his belt out wide, Henderson could be poised to burst onto the scene in 2023.


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