Happy Monday, everyone. Matt Zenitz has some news this morning about a possible incoming transfer.
Sources have told AL.com to keep an eye on the Crimson Tide as a possible landing spot for ex-Ohio State wide receiver Jameson Williams.
It seems like Williams, a former top recruit who started for the Buckeyes as a sophomore last season, could potentially make a final decision and announcement on a transfer destination as soon as the early part of this week.
Alabama has an awful lot of raw talent at the WR position to go with returning starter John Metchie, but if Saban takes Williams you’d expect him to see playing time. He caught only 9 passes for 154 yards this season, and likely decided to transfer when Chris Olave elected to return for his senior season. The other starter, Garrett Wilson, was only a sophomore last season.
The 6’2” Williams was a high four-star recruit, ranked #82 overall in his class and the #13 WR. Stay tuned.
If was a very profitable night for Alabama draft prospects, and 247sports has you covered on just how profitable it was for each player.
Sadly, Dylan Moses did not hear his name called
An MRI after the season ended revealed Moses played through a torn meniscus in his left knee, and he underwent surgery in February to repair it.
“Dylan was very aware of [the knee pain] and I do think it affected his performance a little bit,” Nick Saban said in March.
Moses turned down a chance to return to Alabama for a sixth season and instead declared for the 2021 draft in January.
It sucks to see a kid come back to school after a catastrophic knee injury and make little to no progress toward his NFL dreams. He will have his opportunity though. The Jaguars are reportedly signing him and stashing him on the injured list where he can hopefully rehab to full health.
For the second consecutive season, a Biletnikoff winner from Alabama saw a fellow Rydeout drafted before him.
Miami general manager Chris Grier said the Dolphins favored Waddle because of his “dynamic trait.”
“At the end of the day, they’re both really good players and really good kids and very competitive,” Grier said. “Just as we went through it, it’s the explosiveness that Waddle gives you as well as the return game. …
“DeVonta is going to be a really good player in this league. For us, it was the explosive playmaking ability and the return ability for us that we really liked.”
Many have mentioned that Smitty probably would not have a Heisman had Waddle been there all season to take away touches, and that is likely true. Of course, Smitty stepping up his game when Waddle went down won the award for him. In any case, it’s understandable to take the guy who has shown out as a punt returner as well.
Thomas Fletcher was shocked to get the draft call.
Ryan Clark was impressed.
Bruh! Alabama’s long snapper just got drafted. They are truly on a different level— Ryan Clark (@Realrclark25) May 1, 2021
Last, Big Shot Bob officially got his degree.
Congrats to him.
That’s about it for today. Have a great week.