Alabama Football: Pre-Spring Practice Depth Chart

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With Alabama Football spring practice beginning on Mar. 11 let’s take a shot at guessing what a pre-spring depth chart would look like. There are no actual depth charts in the spring that Nick Saban will admit to. That leaves it up to Crimson Tide fans to offer some clarity.

While returning starters will have to hold off competitors throughout spring and fall camp, it is pointless to pretend guys like Bryce Young and Will Anderson Jr., and several others, are in any danger of losing their jobs.

Spring practices can define a tone for a player’s season. The players who fight the hardest in March and April are most likely to be the guys who can be counted on during tough games in the fall.

Nick Saban is always seeking the best from the greatest competitors. The route to becoming a great competitor starts with impressing Saban and the Alabama football staff in the offseason. Spring practices, the early weeks of fall camp, and the two fall camp scrimmages are the best windows of opportunities for players trying to earn key roles by exhibiting the competitive fire of a winner.

There are fewer question marks on the defensive side of the ball where the Crimson Tide is returning eight starters from the 2021 season. One inside linebacker slot and the three cornerback slots in the nickel package will receive the most competition this spring.