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Who Will Take Derrick Henry’s Snaps?

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Alabama's NFL pipeline at running back allows Saban to recruit in bunches. First it was Trent Richardson emerging after backing up Mark Ingram. Then Eddie Lacy. Then T.J. Yeldon. But whom will back up Yeldon this season? Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images.
Alabama's NFL pipeline at running back allows Saban to recruit in bunches. First it was Trent Richardson emerging after backing up Mark Ingram. Then Eddie Lacy. Then T.J. Yeldon. But whom will back up Yeldon this season? Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images.

Jones is another four-star running back out of Georgia. Slightly smaller than Kamara, he checks in at 5-foot-9 and 195 pounds. Jones grades out solid but not outstanding across the board. His best attribute is his acceleration, which will help him burst through the line. However, there are questions about Jones’ durability. Most recently, he had surgery on his jaw from an off-the-field altercation in February. During his senior year at Walton High School, he suffered a minor MCL injury. It is too early to tell if this is just a case of bad luck for the young man.