Editor’s note: Coming off its fourth national championship in seven seasons, Alabama returns a ton of talent, and has a great opportunity to repeat as champions in 2016.
Over the next few weeks, SEC Country will take a look at Alabama’s 25 most important players. Obviously, there’ll be coaches and other key members around the program who’ll have a big impact on the team’s success. But this list is strictly for the top-25 players for the Crimson Tide heading into 2016.
25. Adam Griffith, kicker
Griffith kicks off our list at No. 25
It’s tough to get a gauge on Griffith because he’s been so up and down throughout his career, including last season. Is he the guy who went 0-for-4 in the first two games of last season? Or is Griffith the guy from the Iron Bowl who went 5-for-5 and single-handled outscored Auburn?
Griffith has dealt with back injuries throughout his career, but when healthy, he has a big leg. Last season, Griffith connected on two 50-plus yard kicks.
Griffith made only 71.9 percent of his field-goal attempts in 2015 as Alabama ranked No. 82 nationally in field goal percentage as a team (69.7 percent).
During the A-Day spring game, Griffith made a 21-yard field goal, but missed on attempts from 36, 47, 42 and 54 during the Crimson Tide’s spring scrimmage.
If Griffith isn’t consistent in 2016, Alabama doesn’t have a ton of options at kicker. Punter JK Scott was the only other player to attempt a field goal last season. He’ll likely serve as the backup again unless a walk-on steps forward.
Coming Thursday: A young offensive lineman