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16 for ‘16: Freshman tackle Jonah Williams announces his arrival

Counting down some of our favorite plays of 2016

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Under the Saban regime, there have been a few positions where you simply never have to worry about the quality of the starter, no matter how in experienced or thin: Running back, inside linebacker, and safeties all come to mind.

But a surprising area where Alabama has quietly flourished, despite turnover, is at right tackle. Since 2007, Alabama has sent four right tackles to the NFL: D.J. Fluker, Austin Shepherd, Dominick Jackson, and even Shula holdover, Marlon Davis. Three of those players would be named All-SEC, and D.J. FLuker would be an All-American in 2012.

On September 3rd, 2016 true freshman Jonah Williams stepped on to the stage versus No. 18 USC and then announced his arrival with devastating efficiency.

Not one to shy away from making a block, it is not unusual to see Williams looking to make a play on defenders 20-, 30-, even 50 yards downfield.

Jonah Williams has been an absolute rock in 2016, particularly with the rotating door at right guard.

He was rightly named a freshman All-American. But, it all started in Dallas, on a play where put two defenders on their backs. You knew Alabama had something special working with some special freshmen.

Roll Tide.