Alabama was back on the practice field this afternoon after yesterday’s night practice. This was the 10th practice session of fall camp. The Crimson Tide was in full pads on a hot afternoon in Tuscaloosa.
Here are some observations from the open period:
- As we waited to go outside, Najee Harris wheeled by with a leg on a scooter. As you’d guess, he was not practicing. I would assume Nick Saban will address his status on Thursday.
- Looked like there was some movement in the order of the outside linebackers in drills. Anfernee Jennings and Christian Miller remained the top two, followed by Chris Allen, then Cameron Latu, Jarez Parks and Eyabi Anoma. Ben Davis followed the freshmen.
- Linebacker Ale Kaho continued his acclimatization period and was in shoulder pads, but not yet full pads. For whatever it’s worth, he’s listed at 6-1/218 on the Alabama website.
- Took another look at the secondary today. I haven’t seen him working with the starters yet, but Patrick Surtain Jr. seems to be getting a lot of reps, either with the backups or by shadowing a starter. I would say he’s the most likely freshman to see the field early among the freshman DBs.
- The secondary was doing some drills with the two sides of the field divided. One group was Trevon Diggs at corner, Shyheim Carter at star and Xavier McKinney at safety. Another group was Nigel Knott at corner, Jalyn Armour-Davis at star and Kyriq McDonald at safety. On the other side, with just one corner and one safety, Saivion Smith was with Deionte Thompson.
- The offensive line wasn’t working with a full group of five during the open period, but saw them in groups of four. One group, left to right, was Jonah Williams, Lester Cotton, Ross Pierschbacher and Jedrick Wills. Another was Deonte Brown, Ross Pierschbacher, Alex Leatherwood and Jedrick Wills. That’s the second day in a row we’ve seen Leatherwood at right guard with Wills at tackle, though we still haven’t seen it with a full offensive line.
- The Chargers, Browns, Raiders and Lions all had scouts at practice today.