Alabama Football: Crimson Tide Post-Spring Depth Chart

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Defensive Line

As our contributor, Jonathan Waldrop wrote a few weeks ago, the Crimson Tide can and probably should rotate ten-deep on the defensive line. The main rotation looks to be Justin Eboigbe, Phidarian Mathis, Byron Young, D. J. Dale, LaBryan Ray and Tim Smith. The next two look to be Jah-Marien Latham and Jamil Burroughs. If the Tide does go 10-deep, add Monkell GoodwineStephon Wynn and Braylen Ingraham to the mix. Damon Payne is a summer enrollee that might break into the rotation.

Outside Linebackers

The starters will clearly be Will Anderson Jr. and Chris Allen. Next up, look to be Drew Sanders and King Mwikuta. If Chris Braswell can continue to add weight, he might factor later.

At inside linebacker, the leader will be Christian Harris. Starting next to Harris, pencil in Jaylen Moody. Backups for now come from a group of Demouy Kennedy, Shane Lee and Deontae Lawson. Summer enrollee, Dallas Turner might become a later factor at linebacker or defensive end.

Cornerbacks and Star

Josh Jobe and Malachi Moore lead this group. Moore and also Brian Branch, in the group below, could be moved around to different positions. Currently, mark down Jalyn Armour-Davis as the other cornerback opposite Jobe. Armour-Davis played well in the A-Day game, but he will have to hold off a group behind him. Ga’Quincy McKinstry showcased his potential in the A-Day game. Along with Kool-Aid, summer arriving JUCO, Khyree Jackson will battle for a starting cornerback role. Marcus Banks and Brandon Turnage cannot be counted out.

Safeties and Money

Jordan Battle and DeMarcco Hellams are the starters at safety. At the least, Brian Branch should be considered a starter in the Dime. Branch might gain a starting role in the Nickel. Daniel Wright is the primary backup for now. Kristian Story has a chance to break into the two-deep.