Over the past few weeks, we’ve polled all you readers on the players who should make up the “All-Saban Team” of Alabama players since the 2007 season. Things got a bit heated with the quarterbacks and running backs, and the moderator (me) wasn’t always totally open for pure democracy. But hey, so goes things.
If you want to go back and look at the arguments presented for each and every deserving Crimson Tide player, whether because you missed the voting or just like going down memory lane, here’s a link to the compendium.
Without further preamble, here’s your depth chart, as decided by you:
1st team-Tua Tagovailoa
2nd team- A.J. McCarron
3rd team- Jalen Hurts
1st team- Derrick Henry, Mark Ingram
2nd team- Trent Richardson, Eddie Lacy
2nd team- Calvin Ridley, DeVonta Smith
1st team- O.J. Howard
2nd team- Irv Smith, Jr.
1st team- Jalston Fowler
1st team- Jonah Williams
2nd team- Cyrus Kouandjio
1st team- Chance Warmack
2nd team- Ross Pierschbacher
1st team- Ryan Kelly
2nd team- Bradley Bozeman
1st team- Barrett Jones
2nd team- Mike Johnson
1st team- Andre Smith
2nd team- D.J. Fluker
So let’s see, that’s 11 NFL first round draft picks and 4 more second round picks, while two of the QBs and two of the receivers haven’t even gone to the pros yet (Tua and Jeudy are 1st round locks). Collectively, they have two Heisman trophies, three Maxwell awards, two Doak Walker awards, two Biletnikoff awards, an Outland award, and two Rimington awards. And you guys even left out another Outland award winner in left tackle Cam Robinson.
Name another team in all of the NCAA that has that kind of hardware spread out across that many positions in only 12 years. And this is just the offense.