The nation’s best high school wide receiver this year is, without a doubt, Dorial Green-Beckham. Not only he is a monster target at 6’6” and 220-pounds, but he also has sub-4.5 speed and can make men miss in the open field as well.
Most major programs in the country offered him a scholarship. He has since narrowed his choices down to Alabama, Arkansas, Missouri, Oklahoma and Texas.
Should he decide to go to Tuscaloosa, he would turn quarterback A.J. McCarron into a star and the Tide into national title contenders.
The fact is that a lot of players on this year’s championship squad will leave next year. In the SEC West, particularly with LSU possibly improving in the offseason, this team is not prepared to defend its title.
But if DGB comes on board, that could change in a hurry. McCarron was underappreciated in his first year as starting quarterback because he didn’t have a standout guy like Julio Jones as a security blanket.
It was obvious when watching the national championship that he had confidence in his abilities and the coaches did too. They're also confident he can deliver an excellent football.
Yet, Marquis Maze and Darius Hanks will be both graduating this year. Trent Richardson will also be gone, but Eddie Lacy should do a great job of replacing him.
With four of five offensive linemen returning, the Tide will have to rely on their offense in order to win games. To do that effectively, DGB will have to be on the team. There simply aren’t any other proven playmakers at receiver.
Tyler Wilson, Aaron Murray and Tyler Bray stole the spotlight with their play at quarterback this year. If Green-Beckham plays for the Crimson Tide, though, McCarron will get more passing attempts, yardage and his deserved time in the spotlight.
It would be a winning situation for everyone involved.