Reasons why the Crimson Tide will field an Elite Defense in 2020

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BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA – NOVEMBER 03: Nick Brossette #4 of the LSU Tigers tries to avoid the tackle of Dylan Moses #32 (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images) /

LINEBACKERS: Terrell Lewis and Anfernee Jennings who combined for 14 of Alabamas 32 sacks last season are headed to the NFL Draft. Let’s not forget who is returning. Dylan Moses, who was considered a 1st round pick for the 2020 draft before deciding to return for his senior season, should be expected to lead the middle linebacker position. 6th year Joshua McMillion will look to lead at weakside backer, while Chris Allen will probably end up locking down the strong side backer position. Allen has shown tremendous potential off the edge and will look to bounce back after a tough injury. Before he went down, Allen logged 11 total tackles, 4.5 were for a loss, with 0.5 sacks in 5 games.

Christian Harris and Shane Lee were forced to step up last season as true freshmen, gaining experience filling in for the injured players. Not to mention the true freshman the Crimson Tide are bringing in with players such as 5-star edge rusher Will Anderson and 5-star backer Chris Braswell, the rest of the SEC should be worrisome about this linebacker crew.