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Does Alabama have two of the highest graded safeties returning to college football?

Alabama transfer DB Keon Sabb (#3) in spring practice working through drills.
Photo comes via SEC Media Portal

The University of Alabama football team has a new defensive coordinator in Kane Wommack.

Wommack brings in a new system, but has he inherited the best safety duo in college football?

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Alabama has Malachi Moore and Keon Sabb (transfer from Michigan) on the back end of its defense. Moore, a fifth-year player, has a lot of experience — including a College Football Playoff National Championship as a freshman in 2020. Sabb, a New Jersey native, helped the Wolverines to a CFP National Championship last season before choosing the Tide via the NCAA transfer portal.

Both played off each other well in spring practice, but Pro Football Focus has high praise for them. 

The website ranked Sabb and Moore among the top 10 safeties returning to the Southeastern Conference. 

Sabb has the third-highest ranking at 82.1 while Moore is eighth at 77.5. Both have an opportunity to propel the Tide’s defense to a national championship in Kalen DeBoer’s first season as head coach at Alabama. 

Sabb and Moore also have a chance to increase their value for next year’s NFL Draft.

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Stephen M. Smith is the 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 15 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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