Does the return of Kadyn Proctor give Alabama Football the Nation's top line?

2023 SEC Championship - Georgia v Alabama
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The Alabama Football team had a chance to enter 2024 with one of the Nation's top offensive lines anchored around its interior offensive line. The success of the line would have been determined by the development of Elijah Pritchett, Miles McVay, Naquil Betrand, and Wilkin Formby at tackle.

The group will now need just one of their unproven tackles to develop into a starter as Kadyn Proctor returned to Alabama after a few month pit stop at Iowa. Proctor played every game of his Freshman season at left tackle for the Tide improving as the year went along. If Proctor takes the expected jumps from a player going from his Freshman to Sophomore season the offensive line may be the best unit in the country.

On the left side, the aforementioned Kadyn Proctor will be protecting Jalen Milroe's blindside at tackle. Proctor struggled early on at times being benched for Elijah Pritchett with a 54.5 PFF grade over his first seven games. However, during the back end of the year, Proctor recorded a 76.3 PFF grade against tougher opponents in Michigan, Georgia, and LSU among others. If Proctor continues his steady improvement he'll have a chance to become one of the top tackles in college football.

At left guard, the Tide will return Tyler Booker who comes back with experience after starting 14 games in 2023. A strong claim can be made that Booker is the best guard in college football. As a Freshman Booker was a dominant pass blocker, unseating Javion Cohen at guard with an 89.0 pass-blocking grade, however, he struggled mightily in the running game. Booker's work in the offseason showed in 2023 with a 71.2 run-blocking grade up from his 2022, 59.6 grade.