Two Alabama players make list of five breakout talents for 2016 season
Are Alabama running back Bo Scarbrough and defensive lineman Da’Shawn Hand due for breakout seasons?
In one writer’s view, that’s the case.
Tom Fornelli of CBS Sports made a list ranking five breakout players for the coming fall. Two SEC players received nods, and both call Tuscaloosa home.
Scarbrough topped the list, and Hand came in at No. 5. Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson is No. 2, USC running back Ronald Jones is No. 3 and Texas Tech quarterback Pat Mahomes is No. 4.
Below are snippets of what Fornelli said about Scarbrough and Hand.
Scarbrough: “That’s what Bo Scarbrough will be in 2016: the new Derrick Henry. I’m not saying he’s going to win the Heisman, but he could.”
Hand: “In 2016, Hand will be taking on a much larger role, and his numbers will likely improve as well. Combine his opportunity, his talent, and the fact he plays for Alabama, so he’ll be playing in plenty of big games, and odds are that Hand will be rather well known by the end of the season.”