WR (X): Robert Foster/Cam Sims
WR (Z): ArDarius Stewart/Raheem Falkins
WR (Y): Chris Black/Derek Kief
TE: O.J. Howard/Ty Flournoy-Smith
If Alabama thought replacing Amari Cooper would be a tall task, a lot of its fears were quelled on A-Day, when Robert Foster and ArDarius Stewart split the spring game’s MVP honors.
The duo combined to catch 14 passes for 143 yards and two touchdowns as their White team defeated the Crimson team on Saturday, 27-14.
In the slot, veteran Chris Black should complete what will be a formidable but unproven duo to throw to in the SEC for whichever quarterback wins the starting job.
Sophomore Cam Sims was supposed to be a major part of that group, too, but a torn ACL took him out of the mix for now and could do so well into the season.
At tight end, it feels like every year we’re asking, “Will O.J. Howard have a breakout year?” The former 5-star recruit and physical specimen at tight end has mostly been relegated to a blocking role in Alabama’s offense.
That could change this year.
“O.J. had a really good spring, and I think (he) should have a really good year next year. I think some of the things that we’re doing offensively is, we’re not doing a lot that requires a big ol’ tight end to block in what I call the C-area or the tight end area beside the tackle. Part of the reason for that is we have more athletic tight ends and we don’t have a thumper right now.”