Way-too-early projections for the Alabama football depth chart for the 2023 season

Alabama finished the 2022-2023 season with an 11-2 record, which was not the ideal end to the season, but it’s difficult to complain when this team’s disappointment is another team’s cause for celebration.

Several of the players that are expected to return to play pivotal roles next season are Jase McClellan, Chris Braswell, Kristian Story, and Tim Smith. Meanwhile, other players like Malachi Moore and Jermaine Burton have already announced that they are returning for their senior seasons.

The Tide’s roster will have a plethora of talent across the board at each position. There will likely be position battles that are not decided until Week 1 of the 2023-2024 season.

With the season now over, here is a way-too-early projection as to how Alabama’s depth chart could play out by the start of next season.

Quarterback

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  1. Jalen Milroe – Jr.

  2. Ty Simpson – R-Fr.

  3. Eli Holstein – Fr. / Dylan Lonergan – Fr.

Running back

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  1. Jase McClellan – Sr. / Roydell Williams – Sr.

  2. Justice Haynes – Fr. / Richard Young – Fr.

  3. Jamarion Miller – So.

Wide receiver (X)

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  1. Jermaine Burton – Sr.

  2. Kendrick Law – So.

  3. Shazz Preston – R-Fr. / Jaren Hamilton – Fr.

Wide receiver (Y)

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  1. Kobe Prentice – So. / Isaiah Bond – So.

  2. Jalen Hale – Fr.

  3. Cole Adams – Fr.

Wide receiver (Z)

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  1. Ja’Corey Brooks – So.

  2. Malik Benson – Jr.

  3. Emmanuel Henderson Jr. – So.

Tight end

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  1. CJ Dippre – Jr. / Robbie Ouzts – So.

  2. Amari Niblack – So.

  3. Ty Lockwood – Fr.

Left tackle

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  1. JC Latham – Jr.

  2. Miles McVay – Fr.

Left guard

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  1. Tyler Booker – So.

  2. Olaus Alinen – Fr.

Center

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  1. Seth McLaughlin – Sr.

  2. James Brockermeyer – R-So.

Right guard

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  1. Terrence Ferguson – R-So.

  2. RyQueze McElderry – Fr.

Right tackle

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  1. Elijah Pritchett – R-Fr. / Kadyn Proctor – Fr.

  2. Jaeden Roberts – R-So.

Defensive end

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  1. Tim Smith – Sr. / Jamil Burroughs – R-Jr.

  2. Jah-Marien Latham – R-Jr.

Nose guard

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  1. Jaheim Oatis – So.

  2. James Smith – Fr.

  3. Tim Keenan III – R-So. / Anquin Barnes – R-Jr.

Defensive end

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  1. Justin Eboigbe – R-Sr.

  2. Jordan Renaud – Fr. / Damon Payne – R-So.

SAM

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  1. Dallas Turner – Jr.

  2. Keon Keeley – Fr. / Jeremiah Alexander – R-Fr.

  3. Quandarrius Robinson – Sr.

MIKE

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  1. Deontae Lawson – R-So.

  2. Shawn Murphy – R-Fr.

WILL

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  1. Justin Jefferson – Jr. / Jihaad Campbell – So.

  2. Kendrick Blackshire – Jr.

JACK

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  1. Chris Braswell – Sr.

  2. Yhonzae Pierre – Fr. / Qua Russaw – Fr.

Cornerback

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  1. Kool-Aid McKinstry – Jr.

  2. Jahquez Robinson – R-Jr. / Desmond Ricks – Fr.

Cornerback

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  1. Terrion Arnold – R-So.

  2. Earl Little Jr. – R-Fr.

  3. Jahlil Hurley – Fr.

STAR

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  1. Malachi Moore – Sr.

  2. Tony Mitchell – Fr. / Antonio Kite – R-Fr.

Strong Safety

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  1. Kristian Story – R-Jr.

  2. DeVonta Smith – Jr.

  3. Brayson Hubbard – Fr.

Free Safety

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  1. Caleb Downs – Fr.

  2. Jake Pope – R-Fr.

Story originally appeared on Roll Tide Wire