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Since the departure of Julio Jones, Alabama has been a "receiver by committee" team. That may change in 2012, but if all these guys step up it, will remain that way. It'd be for the better. Scattering the field with a fleet of elite receivers is better than having a go-to receiver.
Alabama uses a variety of receiver packages, but for the purpose of this piece, there will be three starting wide receivers.
Kevin Norwood, Junior, 6'2", 193 pounds
Norwood has all the makings of being a great go-to receiver for the Tide, and he'll step up and prove it, just as he has done since 2010.
Duron Carter, Junior, 6'4", 210 pounds
As of right now, Carter is suspended, but he should be on the field in 2012. The Tide could make do without him, but he is a great talent to have.
Kenny Bell, Junior, 6'1", 175 pounds
Bell is a bit light, but he is a shifty player. He will be Alabama's primary target in the for screen passes, an invaluable part of Alabama's game plan.
Eddie Williams, Freshman, 6'4", 205 pounds
Williams can play either wideout or safety, and I believe Nick Saban (who prioritizes defense over offense) will break tradition and slot Williams as a receiver. He is a dangerous playmaker, and can play both outside or inside in the slot.
DeAndrew White, Sophomore, 6'0", 181 pounds
White is not a physically daunting character, but his supreme leaping ability will make him a valuable target for McCarron in the red zone, a place that Alabama struggled at times in 2011. White can jump and grab over almost any defender's head.
Christion Jones, 5'11", 175 pounds
As one of the Tide's smallest receivers, Jones has a long road ahead of him. However, he is an electrifying, agile player. He may also already have punt return duties on lockdown.