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John Metchie finds his niche at Alabama as No. 3 option at wide receiver

In each of the last two seasons, wide receivers at the University of Alabama have discovered their roles early within the system.

DeVonta Smith found himself as the game-winning touchdown man in 2017, while Jaylen Waddle was the explosive target in the following year as a freshman. Nick Saban keeps a rotation of six to eight receivers for more reasons than just putting a strain on defensive coordinators and defensive backs. He also wants to see what each player brings to the table, in terms of a skill set.

The duo of Waddle and Smith played well in Alabama’s first win over Missouri, but John Metchie created a couple of strong moments for himself too.