November 3, 2012; Baton Rouge, LA, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide quarterback AJ McCarron (10) celebrates after throwing a game winning touchdown pass to running back T.J. Yeldon (not pictured) against the LSU Tigers during the fourth quarter of a game at Tiger Stadium. Alabama defeated LSU 21-17. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Projecting The 2013 Alabama Crimson Tide Depth Chart

Alabama head coach Nick Saban is expected to release the first official depth chart of the season on August 26th before the first game, but as fall camp gets closer to a finish certain spots looked to have been sorted out as far as first and seconds while others still need some sorting. The following depth chart was compiled be to what I expect the official one to look like. One thing to note I included both the slot receiver and h-back positions to the offense because of the offenses use of both extensively. Further notes on certain positions will be below the depth chart.

Offense – First Team

QB 10 AJ McCarron SR
RB 4 TJ Yeldon SO
HB 45 Jalston Fowler JR
LT 71 Cyrus Kouandjio JR
LG 79 Austin Shepherd JR
C 70 Ryan Kelly SO
RG 61 Anthony Steen SR
RT 77 Arie Kouandjio JR
X 9 Amari Cooper SO
Z 83 Kevin Norwood SO
SLOT 5 Chris Black FR
TE 84 Brian Vogler JR


Defense – First Team

DE 8 Jeoffrey Pagan JR
NT 99 Brandon Ivory JR
DE 49 Ed Stinson SR
JACK 30 Denzel Devall SO
WILL 32 CJ Mosley SR
MIC 33 Trey DePriest JR
SAM 42 Adrian Hubbard JR
CB 10 John Fulton SR
CB 13 Deion Belue SR
S 6 HaHa Clinton-Dix JR
S 3 Vinnie Sunseri JR


Special Teams – First Team

K 43 Cade Foster SR
P 29 Cody Mandell SR
KR 22 Christion Jones JR
PR 1 Dee Hart SO


Offense – Second Team

QB 6 Blake Sims JR
RB 17 Kenyan Drake SO
HB 88 OJ Howard FR
LT 58/89 Brandon Greene FR
LG 63 Kellen Williams SR
C 78 Chad Lindsay JR
RG 68 Isaac Luatua SO
RT 72 Leon Brown JR
X 7 Kenny Bell SR
Z 2 DeAndrew White JR
SLOT 22 Christion Jones JR
TE 85 Malcolm Faciane JFR


Defense – Second Team

DE 47 Xzavier Dickson JR
NT 95 Darren Lake SO
DE 54 Dalvin Tomlinson FR
JACK 47 Xzavier Dickson JR
WILL 11 Tana Patricks SR
MIC 18 Reggie Ragland SO
SAM 7 Ryan Anderson SO
CB 5 Cyrus Jones SO
CB 24 Geno Smith SO
S 27 Nick Perry SR
S 26 Landon Collins SO


Special Teams – Second Team

K 99 Adam Griffith FR
P 45 Worth Gregory SO
KR 5 Cyrus Jones SO
PR 22 Christion Jones JR

Offensive tackle Brandon Greene is listed here as Cyrus Kouandjio’s backup, which is where I think he will be, but he will likely be working as an extra tight end on short yardage and goal line situations as well.

Xzavier Dickson is listed at both defensive end and jack linebacker because he’ll be playing standing up in certain situations as a linebacker and on the line as a defensive end; as will Denzel Devall, who has impressed in camp. One interesting look will be when Alabama switches to a four-man defensive line, and the possibility of either Devall or Dickson on one end and Hubbard on the other end with Pagan and Stinson inside.

Listed as a backup safety to Vinnie Sunseri, Landon Collins will likely be playing the Money in dime packages and Geno Smith will be the Star in nickel packages.

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  • Mya Balzich

    If your prediction on the depth chart turns out to be correct, it says a lot about the talent of Chris Black if he’s a starter in the three WR set over Kenny Bell and DeAndrew White.

    • Josh Boutwell

      I think Chris Black is going to be special, but let me clarify about the “positions.” Alabama recognizes each player with a spot (X, Z, SLOT) but at the same time players like Amari Cooper will line up all over the place. You will certainly see DeAndrew White, Kenny Bell, and even Christion Jones at times in the 3-wide set. Its just that Jones and Black are considered to be the “slot” guys right now, when it comes to the game there will be alot of different sets used with different guys in different spots. I would actually say that that if you were going to go by who sees the field most it would be Cooper, Norwood, Bell, White, and Black/Jones in that order. They’re all going to get action and I think we’re going to see much more 4 and 5 wide sets this year as well.

    • Scott Mattison

      If Chris Black had not got last year we would be talking about the same way are praising Amari Cooper ! Black showed out in his first spring game.

  • Scott Mattison

    I believe your depth chart for back up Quarterback is wrong Sim might go in as clean up Bama up by 21 points or more, because being sure handed and will not fumble but if AJ goes down and we have to use a QB that runs the team like Saban wants it ran Luke Del Rio going to be the man.RTR