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Alabama’s ‘cheetah package’ ranks among top pass-rushers in power five conference

Alabama's "cheetah package" of Chris Braswell, Dallas Turner, and Will Anderson against Texas A&M
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Alabama’s ‘cheetah package’ ranks among the top pass-rushers in the nation for power five conferences versus traditional dropback passing (3+ steps) teams.

Dallas Turner (23.5%), Will Anderson (23.8%), and Chris Braswell (25.6%) have three of the highest ratings for pass-rushers against dropback quarterbacks. According to CFB Film Room, Turner, Anderson, and Braswell are the most dangerous pass rushers. The three outside linebackers have combined for 8.5 sacks, 17.5 tackles for loss, and 18 quarterback pressures.

Anderson, Turner, and Braswell have the Tide at 18 sacks, which is second in the Southeastern Conference behind Arkansas.

RELATED: Former Tennessee QB Erik Ainge feels Vols losing streak to Alabama ends this weekend

Alabama has a tough task on Saturday with Hendon Hooker and Tennessee.

It will need its defensive front to create pressure and make plays.

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Stephen M. Smith is the managing editor and senior writer for Touchdown Alabama Magazine.  You can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @CoachingMSmith.

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