September 17, 2007

Top Ten Tiders

Each Monday, BamaOnline's Matt Scalici lists his top 10 Tide performers. In effect, the list serves as a week-to-week ranking of Alabama's most valuable players.

1. DJ Hall Last Week: 1
Hall didn't make a huge impression on the stat sheet against Vanderbilt, grabbing just 3 catches for 67 yards but a closer look reveals Hall's true value to the team. Hall continues to pull in tough catches almost no other receiver could make while playing a major role in the running game as an aggressive downfield blocker. Hall also continues to attract extra attention from defenses, leaving opportunities for others to make plays elsewhere on the field.

2. Terry Grant Last Week: 2
Though he struggled at times against a stacked defensive front from Vanderbilt, Grant showed his ability to persist and find ways to make plays. Grant finished with an impressive 173 yards rushing and two touchdowns. Grant also hauled in 3 catches for 26 yards.

3. Darren Mustin Last Week: FRINGE
The senior cornerback was charged with the task of defending dynamic wide out Earl Bennett for most of the day on Saturday and did an admirable job holding the superstar to just 4 catches and 52 yards. Castille finished with 4 tackles and a pass breakup.

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