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Monday, August 27, 2012

Alabama Depth Chart: OFFENSIVE LINE

Barrett Jones, one of the greatest of all time
2012 Depth Chart

Left Tackle

1. Cyrus Kouandjio, So
2. Kellen Williams, Jr

Left Guard

1. Chance Warmack, Sr.
2. Alphonse Taylor, Fr


1. Barrett Jones, Sr
DJ Fluker, Size 22 shoes. Scariest Man Alive
2. Ryan Kelly, rFr

Right Guard

1. Anthony Steen, Jr.
2. Arie Kouandjio, So

Right Tackle

1. DJ Fluker, Jr.
2. Austin Shepherd, So.

Cyrus Kouandjio, the future All American
The best offensive line in all of college football will be wearing Crimson and White this fall. 

Barrett Jones is the leader of the unit. All he's done since he came to Alabama was start at RG as a freshman and earn Freshman All America honors, win a National Championship, and pave the way for a Heisman winning RB, Mark Ingram. Then he moved to LT last year and won the Outland Trophy, as the best lineman in the country. This year, he moves to Center, which people have said since he came to Alabama is his most natural position. That's amazing. He could be the best in the country at any position across the line. Don't be surprised if he wins the Remington Trophy, which goes to the nation's best Center. He will go down as one of the all time greats at Bama

DJ Fluker is the baddest looking dude on the team I think, at 6-7, 340. He wears size 22 shoes. Rated out of high school as the No. 1 OT in the country in the class of 2009, he has definitely lived up to the hype. He is one of the best run blockers in the country and just absolutely mauls people. Nick Saban said that he is the most physical player he has ever coached anywhere and said he reminds him of Flozell Adams, who he coached at Michigan State

Cyrus Kouandjio is the newcomer of the group. He was rated as the No. 1 OT in the nation in the class of 2011, and caused a stir on national signing day when he announced live on ESPN that he would be going to Auburn. Then he said he needed a few days to think about it, at which point he changed his mind and sent in his letter of intent to attend Alabama. The AU fan reaction was awesome, as we all know. Cyrus played in 8 games last year as a true freshman before tearing his ACL and missing the rest of the season. He is the next great one

Chance Warmack is the lesser known of the big 3, including Jones and Fluker, but he is going into his 3rd season as a starter and could be a first round draft pick in next year's draft with a big year. He could've gone to the NFL after last season, but chose to come back

Anthony Steen is said to be one of the strongest guys on the team and he has really become a steady veteran over the last couple seasons. In 2010, he was forced into action in the Iron Bowl and I remember Nick Fairley embarrassing the hell out of him on several occasions. But that wouldn't happen at this point

Ryan Kelly is the heir apparent to Jones, it seems now, and he was rated as the No. 1 center coming out of high school in the class of 2010.

You see a trend here when it comes to recruiting on the offensive line? Saban gets the best of the best and then gets the most out of them on top of that. 

Jeff Stoutland has been an outstanding addition to the coaching staff as our o-line coach, he coaches with alot of passion, and tries to give equal attention to the vets as well as the freshmen and walk ons. I love the guy

Michigan Head Coach Brady Hoke said a couple weeks ago that as a defensive coach, watching this line, this is as good an offensive line as he has seen in college football

The Future

1. Leon Brown. 4 stars. JUCO class of 2013. He will step right in at RT for Fluker in my opinion
2. Grant Hill. 4 stars. No. 4 in the nation. Class of 2013
3. Bradley Bozeman. 3 stars. No. 30 in the nation. Class of 2013

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