Editor’s note: This is part five of an eight-piece series that will take a look at the entire team as Alabama heads into summer workouts. Register to view the premium content in this series. Here we take a look at Alabama’s defensive.
Projected depth chart
Inside linebacker starters: Dylan Moses, Joshua McMillon
Outside linebacker starters: Anfernee Jennings, Terrell Lewis
ILB Backups: Ale Kaho, Shane Lee, Markail Benton, Jaylen Moody
OLB Backups: Christopher Allen, Eyabi Anoma, Ben Davis, Jarez Parks, Kevin Harris
What we like
This is one of the most intriguing groups on the entire team. Let’s start with inside linebacker. Mack Wilson jumped early to the NFL, leaving Dylan Moses as the lone returner with starting experience. Moses has a chance to be one of the best linebackers in the country. As a sophomore in his first season as a starter, Moses was named a finalist for the Butkus Award, which is given to the nation’s top linebacker. Moses earned second team All-American honors from Walter Camp, and was also a second-team All-SEC selection after recording a team-high 86 tackles, including 10 tackles for loss and 3.5 sacks.
Barring anything unforeseen, Moses will likely be a first-round pick after this season. The question becomes who will play next to Moses and how does that look?