Look, I'm all for celebrating anytime an Alabama player is being mentioned for an individual award, but outside of giving us something to talk about, these pre-season award watch lists are rather meaningless. Also, I've become a tad numb at seeing Alabama players listed among the nation's elite. #BamaProblems
But, again, it's the off-season and these lists being released shows us that football is well its way.
T-minus 23 days till August...
2014 Bednarik Award Watch List
Landon Collins, Trey Depriest, A'Shawn Robinson
What, no Da'Shawn Hand or Cyrus Jones?
2014 Maxwell Watch List
Jacob Coker, T.J. Yeldon, Amari Cooper, Derrick Henry
Wait.....Coker? Is this real life? The guy has never started a game at the college level and is coming off knee surgery, yet is placed on a watch list for the Maxwell Award? At this point, the dude has no shot at living up to the expectations unless he's the 2nd coming of.......AJ McCarron,