Alabama Football: Pre-Spring Practice Depth Chart

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Alabama Football Pre-Spring Defensive Depth Chart Two-Deep

Note: Projected starters in bold

  • Defensive End – Senior, Justin Eboigbe; backup Redshirt Junior, Braylen Ingraham or Redshirt Freshman, Damon Payne
  • Defensive End – Junior, Byron Young; backup, Redshirt Sophomore, Jah-Marien Latham or Redshirt Freshman, Monkell Goodwine
  • Nose Guard – Senior, DJ Dale; backup Junior, Tim Smith
  • Sam Linebacker – Sophomore, Dallas Turner; backup Freshman, Jeremiah Alexander
  • Mike Linebacker – Senior, Henry To’oto’o; backup Junior, Demouy Kennedy
  • Will Linebacker – Graduate, Jaylen Moody or Redshirt Freshman, Deontae Lawson
  • Jack Linebacker – Junior, Will Anderson Jr.; backup Junior, Chris Braswell
  • Cornerback – Sophomore, Kool-Aid McKinstry; backup Senior, Khyree Jackson
  • Cornerback – Junior, Eli Ricks; backup Redshirt Freshman, Terrion Arnold
  • Strong Safety – Senior, Jordan Battle; backup Junior, Malachi Moore or Junior, Brian Branch or Redshirt Sophomore, Kristian Story
  • Free Safety – Senior, DeMarcco Hellams; backup Junior, Brian Branch
  • Star and Money – Juniors, Malachi Moore and Brian Branch or Senior Khyree Jackson

Crimson Tide Defensive Notes

  • The eight defensive linemen listed should equal the standard rotation at those positions. In some situations, the Tide might go as much as 10-deep.
  • The Jeremiah Alexander selection as an immediate backup might be too soon, but at a fit 258 pounds, he is already physically ready to contribute.
  • It is hard to tell in advance what will happen in the secondary, but some Alabama football insiders believe Khyree Jackson is too good to keep off the field. The same could be true for Terrion Arnold.