Wednesday's impressive Early Signing Day haul was cause for much optimism within the Alabama fan base, as Alabama addressed every need on what has become a rather long wishlist. In addition, Alabama averaged a NARCAS-scale 9.89 across 27 signees (PK Conor Talty, like all specialists, is not included in our rankings), the third-highest grade of any Saban class at Alabama, behind 2017 (9.94) and 2019 (9.90).
The following is a look at the players Alabama signed, and how those players are likely to fit into a very preliminary depth chart for 2023. Editor's note: In parentheses following each signee's name is their listed height, weight, 40-yard dash times and NARCAS rating, and those already on campus are denoted by displaying their names in blue boldface type, while key walk-ons in the depth chart have an asterisk by their names:
Now that the dust has settled on the total embarrassment that was the 2022-2023 College Football Playoff, the only question that remains is whether the CFP Selection Committee chooses to learn from it.
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