Tenpenny has the best shot at taking the third share of snaps this year and possibly dethroning Drake. He has a bigger build than the other freshmen at 6-foot and 210 pounds. He is also a more powerful runner than the rest. Saban likes to give bigger backs most of the carries, relying on the quicker backs for a change of pace. With Yeldon entrenched, and the three other backs filling the same role, Tenpenny could find the field in short-yardage situations and other downs in which Yeldon is too tired to go.
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