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What did we learn about the defensive line from Alabama’s A-Day?

Alabama DL Jaheim Oatis (#91) at Bryant-Denny Stadium for the Crimson Tide spring game.
Photo comes via John Ivory of Touchdown Alabama Magazine

Alabama has not had a ferocious defensive line as a whole since 2017.

The Crimson Tide has had individual players emerge, but the unit has not been physical. Kevin Steele’s return as defensive coordinator has ignited a fire in the group. Alabama’s defensive front endured intense battles with the offensive line throughout spring practice. Steele is focused on the team having the mentality of being ‘hateful competitiors’ again upfront. 

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Here is what we learned about the defensive line from A-Day.

If the players remain healthy, Alabama has a defensive line full of monsters.

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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.

Stephen Smith is a 2015 graduate of the University of Alabama. He is a senior writer and reporter for Touchdown Alabama Magazine. He has covered Alabama football for 10+ years and his knowledge and coverage of the Crimson Tide's program have made him among the most respected journalist in his field. Smith has been featured on ESPN and several other marquee outlets as an analyst.

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