Alabama Football: Final Predicted Defensive Depth Chart

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Check out the final Bama Hammer prediction for the Alabama Football Defensive Depth Chart going into the Missouri game.

Nick Saban, Pete Golding and the rest of the Alabama football defensive staff are still at work on a rebuild of the Crimson Tide defense. Much is expected of the 2020 defense, with the least of the expectations being a marked improvement over last season.

Despite the exit of most of the 2019 Crimson Tide secondary, a healthy ’20 defensive roster should mark a return to the standard for a Nick Saban defense. Just getting Dylan Moses and LaBryan Ray back will make a tremendous difference.

Other than inside linebacker, every Crimson Tide, defensive position group is a focus of the 2020 rebuild. Two new starting outside linebackers are needed, A new starting safety, cornerback, Star and Money will fill four of the six defensive back positions in the Dime defense. Deficiency in defensive line depth must end for the Tide’s front four’s return to being a dominating factor.

The good news is there is talent – plenty of talent. It is a mixture of returning experience and players still to assert their key roles. Nick Saban will remind Alabama football fans the 2020 defense is a work-in-progress. Missouri may not be a considerable offensive threat in game one but Jimbo’s Aggies surely are in game two.

In choosing their Preseason All-SEC team, the league’s coaches chose only four Alabama football, defensive players. Three of the selections were for the All-SEC First Team; LaBryan Ray, Dylan Moses and Patrick Surtain II. The fourth, Josh Jobe, was a third-team selection.

Among the Crimson Tide’s young or less experienced talent, others need to achieve the impact predicted for the Ray, Moses, Surtain II and Jobe. There are numerous likely candidates.