One of the biggest news in college football at the beginning of 2020 was the decision made by Devonta Smith. The Alabama Crimson Tide wide receiver was expected to take the giant leap into NFL Draft. Instead, he chose a decision that not many saw coming. Devonta Smith and his two partners in crime, Jerry Jeudy and Henry Riggs III formed one of the best triumvirates in Alabama Crimson Tides storied history. During his time at Alabama, Smith accounted for 118 receptions, 23 touchdowns, and 2,109 receiving yards.
Many expected Smith to follow Jeudy who already declared for the draft but instead Alabama Crimson Tides will have on their hands one of the best wide receivers in college football. This decision means that Devonta Smith is primed for even bigger things in the 2020 college football season.
The biggest highlight of his career (there are many of those) was the game between Crimson Tide and Ole Miss in 2019. Devonta Smith put up one of the best individual performances in college football and one of the best wide receiver performances in Alabama Crimson Tides football history. He recorded 5 touchdowns and 275 receiving yard on 11 catches.
Now there’s a chance for more.
Jaylen Waddle is another wide receiver in Alabama Crimson Tides primed for greatness. He is already etching his name into Alabama record books and formed one of the best-receiving lineups in college football history with the aforementioned three during the 2019 season. Waddle covered 20-plus yards in more than 10 attempts during the 2019 season – this is a testament to his consistency as a top performer in the NCAA.
Together, Devonta Smith and Jaylen Waddle will form a devastating duo for all those they face during the 2020 season but there is also trouble for some Alabama all-time greats whose all-time records are in the sight of those two.
Here are some of the all-time Alabama Crimson Tides records that Devonta Smith and Jaylen Waddle will be looking to break during the 2020 season. By doing this, they are sure of immortality.
- Total Receiving Yards
Amari Cooper’s record of 3463 looks safe especially with Jeudy’s decision to be a part of the NFL Draft. However, the duo of Devonta Smith and Jaylen Waddle will have the opportunity to move up the charts and bounce some all-time greats. D.J Hall’s place as number two looks shaky; he recorded 2,923 yards and Devonta Smith currently stands at 2,109. Jaylen Waddle will definitely improve on his record of 1,408 yards during the 2020 season and he could go as high as the top five or top six.
Devonta Smith has the opportunity to stand at the top of TD all-time rank of the Alabama Crimson Tides. He currently stands at number four with 21 touchdowns, behind Amari Cooper with 31, Jerry Jeudy with 26 and Henry Ruggs III with 24.
Waddle has a long way to go with 13 touchdowns but he can enter the top 5 by getting at least 6 – Calvin Ridley is currently number 5 with 19 TDs.
The 2020 season represents a chance at immortality for Devonta Smith and Jaylen Waddle.