Jeoffrey Pagan enters his junior season at Alabama with a chance to make a major impact on the 2013 defense. He started the 2013 A-Day game on the defensive line for the first-team defense.
Pagan played in every game in the 2012 season. For the season, he was credited with over 20 tackles.
As a freshman in 2011, Pagan played six games and recorded four tackles.
Coming out of Asheville (N.C.) High School, Pagan played in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio, Texas. His overall rating varied with each recruiting service. Rivals ranked him the number 42 player in the 2011 class. ESPNU said he was the number 53.
His senior season in high school was cut short because of torn ligaments in his right knee. Prior to the injury, he made 35 tackles. As a junior, Pagan made over 50 tackles and five sacks to go with his two interceptions.
Look for Pagan to be a solid playmaker on the defensive line in 2013. By season’s end, the SEC will know who number eight on the Alabama defensive line is.