Grading Alabama’s offensive position groups at the halfway point

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Unfortunately, we are already at the halfway point of the college football season. After last week’s loss to Texas A&M, Alabama sits at No. 5 in the country with a 5-1 record.

Since we have made it to the halfway point, it is time to give a midseason grade to each of the position groups. Today we are going to look at the offensive position groups. Let’s get started!

Quarterbacks A-

It’s hard to find many flaws in Bryce Young’s game at the halfway point. Young has helped carry an offense that has struggled in the offensive line at times and has also had an inexcusable amount of drops.

Two areas of improvement for Young are long ball accuracy and using his legs more to extend drives.

Even as such a young player, Young is one of the better players on the team.

Behind Young are a couple of guys in Paul Tyson and Jalen Milroe. Neither has played a ton, but when Milroe has gotten a chance, you have seen the raw potential that he has.

Running Backs B+

Brian Robinson Jr. has been flat-out dominant the last couple of weeks for the Tide. Over the last couple of games, Robinson has totaled 60 carries for 318 yards and four touchdowns.

Unfortunately, behind Robinson, there has been a couple of injuries. Jase McClellan is currently injured, and so is Camar Wheaton.

Roydell Williams and Trey Sanders will need to step up to help take some of the load off of Robinson.

Wide Receivers / Tight Ends B-

Outside of Jameson Williams, this group has been really disappointing.

John Metchie, Slade Bolden, Jahleel Billingsley, Cameron Latu, and even Williams have had an inexcusable amount of dropped passes.

The group has also struggled at times to create separation from opposing defenders.

Early in the season Latu was a touchdown machine but has since fallen off a little. This group needs to step up if Alabama hopes to win the SEC and compete for another championship.

Offensive Line C+

Even the great Evan Neal can’t save this group. The lack of consistency among this group has been mind-boggling.

Chris Owens has not played at the level Alabama needs there at right tackle. It is time to start wondering if Nick Saban will try different options there. Alabama is approaching a BYE week and the head coach may wait until then before making that decision.

Overall, the offensive line needs to show tremendous improvement down the stretch.

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