Alabama fans learned one thing as they left Bryant-Denny Stadium after the Crimson Tide defeated Vanderbilt: Ja’Corey Brooks needs to be starting at wide receiver.
Bryce Young connected with everyone, but Brooks got it all started in the Southeastern Conference opener. National media remembers the South Florida native recording a 28-yard, game-tying touchdown reception against Auburn in the 2021 Iron Bowl.
His number got called again in the Goodyear Cotton Bowl versus Cincinnati. Alabama did not need the passing attack in the matchup; however, Young did find Brooks for a 44-yard touchdown at AT&T Stadium. The 6-foot-2, 196-pounder prides himself on exceptional routes, reliable hands, versatility, competitiveness, and toughness.