Alabama Football Depth Chart Predictions: Secondary

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1. Malachi Moore (Graduate)

2. Bray Hubbard (Sophomore) OR King Mack (Sophomore)

Moore is the undisputed leader of the secondary, and perhaps of the entire defense. While the rest of the secondary has combined for zero starts in an Alabama uniform, Moore has 24 starts in 53 career appearances. He started from game one as a true freshman in the 2020 season and was a key piece in Bama’s last national championship run.

Moore subsequently experienced several injuries and had some ups and downs, but was once again a key cog on last season’s SEC title squad. He has notched 144 career tackles with 12.5 tackles for loss, 17 pass breakups, and five interceptions, including career-highs of 52 stops and 5.0 tackles for loss last season. 

Malachi Moore moves to a more traditional safety role this season after playing the Star for most of his career, and he will have to have his best season yet as the leader of a relatively young secondary. 

Bray Hubbard and King Mack are both very capable reserves that can likely play either safety spot. Hubbard has received positive reviews from two different coaching staffs in his time at Alabama, and was a consistent contributor on special teams as a true freshman. As a true freshman at Penn State last season, King Mack appeared in all 13 games. Though they are young, these two are no strangers to big-time college football, and are promising pieces for this secondary to build with in the future. 

Bama returns one of the most experienced front sevens in college football. If this secondary can gel quickly and outperform expectations, the Alabama defense could be very stingy in 2024.