Much of the inconsistency of the 2011 Alabama offense has been blamed on the youth of their starting quarterback, A.J. McCarron. While this explanation has some validity, it's not been the only issue the Tide are facing.
The wide receiving unit for Alabama has fallen short of the expectation that many had placed on them. As it turns out, Julio Jones was a bigger part of the offense than most realized. Without Jones, the Tide do not have a legit deep threat on the roster.
Moreover, there has been a great inconsistency among the group as a whole. However, there's hope on the horizon for 2012. The Tide have received commitments from four players who could contribute at wide receiver as early as next season.
In this article, I will break down those four players in greater detail and give my predictions of what their contributions will be in their freshman season.