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Offensive Depth Chart '13-'15

What will the team look like in a month? 2 years from now? We take a crack at answering both.

Kevin C. Cox

We've decided to try something new this year, in the form of an extensive, prospective, and dynamic depth chart.  We've taken the roster, built a depth chart, and carried it out over the next three seasons to try to give an idea of what the team will look like.  It will also help us visualize our areas of need, as well as give us a bit of insight into the strategies of our recruiting.

First off, some ground rules for the chart.  For the purposes of carrying names forward, almost no one is considered to be leaving early for the NFL.  I believe the only exceptions to this rule are T.J. Yeldon, Amari Cooper, and Cyrus Kouandjio.  It would be a nightmare to try to project that out, and we've seen that even "can't miss" three-year players can sometimes end up playing four years (see: Barron, Mark).  Potential transfers are also ignored.

Similarly, for the purposes of class designations, no players are assumed to redshirt.  It's impossible for us to know for certain who will redshirt out of the new bloods this year, and even less possible to know who will redshirt among the '14 commitments.  Also, since we're only going out three seasons, the redshirt issue is a non-factor in who will still be here, so it's best to just not worry with it.

Yes.  I did say "commitments".  As I mentioned, this depth chart is prospective, and dynamic.  Right now, all '14 commitments are included in the chart.  '15 commitments are not included, because those kids are still in diapers.  These charts will be included in the section titled "Roll Bama Roll Welcome Center" below the main headlines on the main page, and will stay there, so you can always come back to reference them.  We will continue updating the chart as new '14 commitments come in, or if something unexpected were to happen with the existing roster.

We'll start with the offense, but the same rules will apply when the defensive depth chart is released.  Starters listed in bold.  '14 commitments italicized.


QB 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16
1 A.J. McCarron Alec Morris Cooper Bateman
2 Alec Morris  Cooper Bateman  Alec Morris 
3 Blake Sims  Blake Sims  David Cornwell
4 Cooper Bateman  Parker McLeod  Parker McLeod 
5 Parker McLeod Luke Del Rio  Luke Del Rio 
6 Luke Del Rio  David Cornwell

Running Backs

RB 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16
1 T.J. Yeldon T.J. Yeldon Derrick Henry
2 Derrick Henry   Derrick Henry  Altee Tenpenny 
3 Kenyan Drake  Altee Tenpenny  Tyren Jones
4 Altee Tenpenny  Tyren Jones  Alvin Kamara
5 Tyren Jones Alvin Kamara  Kenyan Drake
6 Alvin Kamara  Kenyan Drake 

Dee Hart

7 Dee Hart  Dee Hart  Bo Scarbrough
Bo Scarbrough

Half Backs ("H" position tight ends)

HB 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16
1 Jalston Fowler Jalston Fowler O.J. Howard
2 O.J. Howard  O.J. Howard  Kurt Freitag 
3 Kurt Freitag  Kurt Freitag  Harrison Jones
4 Harrison Jones  Harrison Jones 
5 Corey McCarron Corey McCarron 
6 Michael Nysewander 

Wide Receiver 1

WR 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16
1 Amari Cooper Amari Cooper Robert Foster
2 Kevin Norwood  Robert Foster  Derek Kief
3 Christion Jones  Christion Jones 
4 Robert Foster  Derek Kief

Wide Receiver 2

WR 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16
1 Kenny Bell Chris Black Chris Black
2 DeAndrew White  DeAndrew White  Raheem Falkins
3 Chris Black  Raheem Falkins  ArDarius Stewart
4 Raheem Falkins  ArDarius Stewart 
5 ArDarius Stewart

Left Tackle

LT 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16
1 Cyrus Kouandjio Brandon Greene Brandon Greene
2 Brandon Greene  Brandon Hill 
3 Brandon Hill 

Left Guard

LG 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16
1 Arie Kouandjio Arie Kouandjio Alphonse Taylor
2 Alphonse Taylor  Alphonse Taylor  Grant Hill
3 Grant Hill  Grant Hill   Viane Talamaivao
Viane Talamaivao


C 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16
1 Ryan Kelly Ryan Kelly Ryan Kelly
2 Chad Lindsay  Chad Lindsay   J.C. Hassenauer
3 Kellen Williams  J.C. Hassenauer

Right Guard

RG 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16
1 Anthony Steen Dominick Jackson Dominick Jackson
2 Isaac Luatua  Isaac Luatua  Isaac Luatua 
3 Bradley Bozeman  Bradley Bozeman  Bradley Bozeman
Montel McBride Montel McBride

Right Tackle

RT 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16
1 Austin Shepherd Austin Shepherd Brandon Hill
2 Leon Brown  Leon Brown 

Tight End ("Y" position)

TE 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16
1 Brian Vogler Brian Vogler Malcolm Faciane
2 Malcolm Faciane  Malcolm Faciane  LaMichael Fanning 
3 LaMichael Fanning  LaMichael Fanning