Left Tackle: Cameron Robinson, Junior
Left Guard: Montel McBride, RS Sophomore
Center: JC Hassenauer, RS Sophomore
Right Guard: Alphonse Taylor, RS Senior
Right Tackle: Grant Hill, Senior
Perhaps the most impressive segment of Alabama’s 2014 recruiting class was its offensive line group.
The Tide brought in six talented linemen who are critical to the Tide’s front wall in the future. The cornerstone of that unit is 5-star offensive tackle Cameron Robinson, who is the rare high school offensive lineman physically ready to compete at the college level immediately. The other prep tackle brought in, Iowa native Ross Pierschbacher, has the frame necessary to become a dominant tackle down the line.
Centers JC Hassenauer and Joshua Casher will duel for the right to eventually replace Ryan Kelly.
Montel McBride, a 3-star guard prospect, may be the lowest-rated member of the 2014 line class, but he has the size (6’4”, 329 lbs) and strength needed to become a dominant player on the interior.
Additionally, a handful of linemen already on campus could figure into the rotation by the time they become seniors.
Rising sophomore Grant Hill is a talented lineman with a bright future who earned first-team reps at right tackle as a true freshman last season, as noted by Andrew Gribble of AL.com.
Another young lineman who could see increased reps as he matures is sophomore guard Alphonse Taylor.
Look for Saban and offensive line coach Mario Cristobal to continue to restock with big bodies in the trenches, as evidenced by their two early commitments from linemen in the 2015 class (Dallas Warmack and Lester Cotton).