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Alabama’s interior OL projected as one of the best for 2024, per Pro Football Focus

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A lot of talking happened with Alabama’s offensive line last season, but more action is expected for this fall.

The Crimson Tide returns three guys with experience — Tyler Booker, Elijah Pritchett, and Jaeden Roberts — and it brought over a transfer from Washington (Parker Brailsford) that projects to be the starting center. Chris Kapilovic comes over from Baylor to coach the Tide’s offensive line. He turned in success at North Carolina and Michigan State. According to Pro Football Focus, Brailsford, Booker, and Roberts are three of the top interior linemen in the nation. Brailsford, who allowed one sack in 2023, anchored the Huskies offensive unit to winning the Joe Moore Award. He’s listed as the No. 1 interior lineman via PFF.

Booker is at No. 3 and Roberts is No. 7.

Both assisted the Crimson Tide to a Southeastern Conference Championship and a return to the College Football Playoff last season. Alabama is gearing up for spring practice on Monday, March 4.

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After allowing 44 sacks of Jalen Milroe, the Tide looks to be exponentially better up front.

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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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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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