College Football News Preview 2020: Top Alabama Crimson Tide Players
Best Alabama Crimson Tide Offensive Player
RB Najee Harris, Sr.
There’s absolutely no debate if you want to put either of the star receivers here, or even go out on a limb and make the call that star QB recruit Bryce Young is the top offensive guy. But Harris finally stepped up and became the guy everyone thought Bama was getting as the one of ones in the 2017 recruiting class.
Last year he turned it on when the offense needed him the most, running for close to six yards per carry for 1,224 yards and 13 touchdowns, and catching 27 passes for 304 yards and four scores as he took over the offense once Tua Tagovailoa went down – he ran for 146 yards against Auburn and 136 in the bowl win over Michigan.
2. WR DeVonta Smith, Sr.
3. WR Jaylen Waddle, Jr.
4. OT Alex Leatherwood, Sr.
5. C Landon Dickerson, Sr.
Best Alabama Crimson Tide Defensive Player
CB Patrick Surtain, Jr.
This will be the spot for Dylan Moses once he shows he’s 100% back to form after his knee injury, but when it comes to the NFL scouts, Surtain might not be all that far off from being the Jeff Okudah of the 2021 draft.
He’s a physical 6-2, 203-pound corner who made 42 stops with two picks and eight broken up passes, might actually be better at the next level as a ball-hawking leader at a safety spot, and now he has two years of experience under his belt.
The only thing missing is the raw warp speed. He’s more of a 4.5ish guy than a true blazer, but he makes up for it with his size and his ability to beat up receivers.
2. LB Dylan Moses, Jr.
3. DT DJ Dale, Soph.
4. DE LaBryan Ray, Jr.
5. LB Shane Lee, Soph.