Alabama Crimson Tide College Football Preview 2021: Top Players
Best Alabama Crimson Tide Offensive Player
OT Evan Neal, Jr.
It might not be all that exciting to pump up an offensive lineman with the skill position factory continuing to crank out stars, and this probably could and should be Bryce Young’s spot with a little time, but Neal is the standout NFL prospect on a team full of standout prospects.
The 6-7, 360-pounder is versatile enough to play almost anywhere on the line, and now he’ll move from right tackle to the left side where he’ll be a dominant force and a sure-thing all-star.
The Alabama left tackle gig is glamorous, too.
2. WR John Metchie, Jr.
3. QB Bryce Young, Soph.
4. OG Emil Ekiyor, Jr.
5. RB Brian Robinson, Sr.
Best Alabama Crimson Tide Defensive Player
LB Christian Harris, Jr.
The Alabama linebacking corps is unfairly good with future NFL starters at all four spots, lots of size, and a whole lot of experience after being thrown into the mix.
Harris should be the best of the best group of linebackers in college football.
The 6-2, 232-pounder has the speed and range to work on the anywhere needed after rocking on the weakside, finishing second on the team with 79 tackles with 4.5 sacks, seven tackles for loss and two broken up passes. On this defense he doesn’t have to do it all, but he will.
2. LB Christopher Allen, Sr.
3. LB Will Anderson, Soph.
4. LB Henry To’o To’o, Jr.
5. CB Malachi Moore, Soph.
Top Incoming Alabama Crimson Tide Transfer
LB Henry To’o To’o, Jr.
Seriously? Alabama loses leading tackler Dylan Moses and just goes out and gets itself a new superstar linebacker who can fit right in.
There might be a whole slew of other good options at the position, but the former Tennessee Volunteer is special with 148 tackles and 15 tackles for loss over the last two seasons.
Snubbed by the All-SEC teams, the 6-2, 225-pounder has the range, resumé, leadership ability, and on this Bama defense, the spotlight. He was already fantastic, and now he’ll just do what he does for a team that might win the national title.