Alabama Football: Strengths and weaknesses for Crimson Tide in 2020

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Alabama football’s 2020 strengths and weaknesses

Strength: Running back depth

Alabama might have the deepest running back room since Alvin Kamara had to transfer to get playing time. Najee Harris will be the starter, but you should expect Trey Sanders and Brian Robinson to get plenty of touches. Keilan Robinson has the elite speed necessary to have an impact in his second season.

Weakness: Secondary experience

Alabama football will be without Trevon Diggs, Xaver McKinney, Jared Mayden, and Shyheim Carter from last year’s secondary. That means that a lot of young players will have to grow quickly. They have a few promising underclassmen, but we’ll have to see how they play as starters. The good news is that Patrick Surtain will thrive as one of the starting cornerbacks.

Strength: Dylan Moses coming back

Very few people expected Dylan Moses to play Alabama football in 2020, but his season-ending injury postponed his NFL plans. He will now be a veteran and star for the Tide defense, and they will lean on him heavily.

Alabama’s inside linebacker room was decimated with injuries last year. The good news now is that they have even more experience due to Christian Harris and Shane Lee starting last year. It was a tough road, but inside linebacker can finally be a strength again for the Crimson Tide.