Alabama Football: Post-spring practice Depth Chart

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Alabama Football Post-Spring Defensive Depth Chart Two-Deep

Note: Projected starters in bold

Defensive End – Senior, Justin Eboigbe; backups Junior Jamil Burroughs and Redshirt Freshman, Damon Payne
Defensive End – Junior, Byron Young; backups, Redshirt Freshman, Monkell Goodwine and Redshirt Sophomore, Jah-Marien Latham
Nose Guard – Senior, DJ Dale; backups Junior, Tim Smith and Junior, Jamil Burroughs
Sam Linebacker – Sophomore, Dallas Turner; backups Junior Chris Braswell and Freshman, Jeremiah Alexander
Mike Linebacker – Senior, Henry To’oto’o; backup Sophomore Kendrick Blackshire
Will Linebacker – Graduate, Jaylen Moody; backup Redshirt Freshman, Deontae Lawson
Jack Linebacker – Junior, Will Anderson Jr.; backup Junior, Chris Braswell
Cornerback – Sophomore, Kool-Aid McKinstry; backup Redshirt Freshman, Terrion Arnold
Cornerback – Senior, Khyree Jackson or Junior, Eli Ricks
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, Sophomore Devonta Smith
Star and Money – Juniors, Brian Branch and Malachi Moore; backup Senior Khyree Jackson

Crimson Tide Defensive Notes

  • Eight defensive linemen are listed. Several can play inside or outside. The rotation will probably not go beyond eight, but others could step in if needed.
  • Keanu Koht, when cleared to practice could move into the two-deep at linebacker.
  • Nick Saban has defined Chris Braswell as a starter in the packages that include him, along with Will Anderson Jr. and Dallas Turner.
  • While it is unlikely Kristian Story and Terrion Arnold can break into the top six defensive backs this season, they will see action. After impressive springs, both are anticipated to be starters next season and they need game experience.