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Alabama tight end room assessment after spring training

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Questions are still circling Alabama football’s tight end after spring football concluded last Saturday.

The Crimson Tide lost its more productive receiving team from last season to the transfer portal when Amari Niblack decided to transfer to Texas after Nick Saban retired. With talented freshman Caleb Odom switching from tight end to wide receiver, Alabama doesn’t appear to have a true proven receiving threat at tight end at the moment. However, they do have some useful pieces at the position who can block and have space to make a better impact in the passing game.

UA’s tight end room in 2024 spring training

CJ Dipper

Robbie Ouzts

Danny Lewis Jr.

Ty Lockwood

Josh Cuevas

Resume:

Dippre and Ouzts are the Crimson Tide’s most experienced tight ends heading into next season.

Dippre had 11 receptions for 187 yards for the Tide last season after transferring from Maryland. He appeared in all 14 games and started 11.

Ouzts also appeared in every game for the Crimson Tide last season, starting seven of them. The South Carolina player has continued to make progress toward becoming a complete tight end, as he was used more as a lead blocker at fullback during his first two seasons in Tuscaloosa.

The pair are the most recognizable members of the Tide’s current tight end room.

Danny Lewis Jr. may be the sleeper of this group. He contributed on special teams and offense during the 2023 football season and could have his best year yet, but like several other members of Alabama’s tight end room it remains to be seen.

Josh Cuevas recently transferred to Alabama and Ty Lockwood is entering his second year with the Tide. Jay Lindsey, a three-star tight end from Butler, Alabama, will join the Tide this summer.

Spring practice grade: B

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