Alabama football: 3 potential breakout players on defense

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SAM Dallas Turner

How can Dallas Turner have a breakout sophomore year when he had a stunning freshman campaign? Just wait!

In limited action replacing Will Anderson Jr. or coming in on certain packages, Dallas Turner had 8.5 sacks and 10 tackles for loss! For any freshman, numbers like that are unheard of. In limited action, it’s even harder to believe.

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Turner is already a star in this defense – that much we know – but in a starting role opposite Anderson Jr., I already feel bad for opposing defenses. Alabama football should have the best pass rush in the country this year and I can see Turner doubling his sack output this fall.