Tyler Harrell is expected to be a dynamic addition to Alabama’s offense this season as a speed threat to stretch defenses.

One of his teammates, Jordan Battle, at SEC Media Days on Tuesday explained what he’s seen from Harrell already after the speedster transferred from Louisville. Harrell last season averaged 29.1 yards per catch at Louisville and totaled 18 receptions, including 6 touchdowns.

“Everybody hears he is very fast, and it’s true,” Battle said of Harrell. “He is very fast. He is a great route runner, and he can take the top off defenses. We love that because we need guys on offense to give our secondary competition in practice.”

Some of Harrell’s speed numbers clearly show he can go. Harrell was clocked at 4.24 in the 40-yard dash at a Louisville Pro Day in 2021.

Williams didn’t have a chance to run a 40-yard dash this offseason before the 2022 NFL Draft, but it’s clear he would have shined based on his speed shown on the field. He finished 2021 with a career 79 receptions for 1,572 yards and 15 touchdowns