Pro Football Focus has provided Alabama’s defense with motivation for this season.
The website shared its list of top-five edge rushers returning to college football, and it omitted both William Anderson and Christopher Allen of the Crimson Tide.
Top-5 edge defenders returning in CFB 🦾 pic.twitter.com/DsJzZEIxX5
— PFF College (@PFF_College) May 12, 2021
Anderson, a sophomore, was the Shaun Alexander National Freshman of the Year in 2020.
He dominated the competition in totaling 52 tackles (10.5 for loss), seven sacks, eight quarterback pressures (team-high), one forced fumble, and one blocked field goal. All seven of his sacks came in each of the last six matchups for Alabama.
Allen, a redshirt senior, had a dominant year in 2020. He was healthy for the first time since his freshman year and led the Southeastern Conference in tackles for loss (13). Allen had six sacks, five quarterback pressures, and two forced fumbles.
After seeing PFF’s list, Malachi Moore, DeMarcco Hellams, and Chris Owens responded on Twitter.
I like 4 and 31 from bama over anybody in the country 💯 https://t.co/N4mkZYx7td
— Kinggchi👑 (@malachi_moore13) May 12, 2021
Did Will Anderson and Chris Allen quit football? https://t.co/ZXv4lOmolQ
— DeMarcco Hellams ② (@DHellams2) May 12, 2021
¡¿ Will Anderson and Chris Allen must’ve just gotten drafted or opted out for the season or something ?! https://t.co/nxAFwEUs0E
— Chris Owens (@BGChrisOwens) May 12, 2021
This season is going to be very entertaining.