Projecting Alabama's 2019 depth chart

Christopher Walsh

​TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — With declarations of early departures for the 2019 NFL Draft in the rear-view mirror, Alabama is beginning to have a feel for how the depth chart might look during the spring and summer.

While there will be competition across the board — at least that's what the coaches will claim — the most interesting position battles will likely be at interior linebacker and safety, replacing departed players Mack Wilson and Deionte Thompson.

While the Crimson Tide won't release an official depth chart until Aug. 26, the Monday before facing Duke at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta (Aug. 31), here's a look at how the team stacks up.

Offense

QB Tua Tagovailoa (13), Mac Jones (10), Layne Hatcher (18), Taulia Tagovailoa (NA)/Paul Tyson (NA)

RB Najee Harris (22), Brian Robinson (24), Jerome Ford (27), Trey Sanders (NA)

WR (Z) Henry Ruggs III (11), Xavier Williams (9)

WR (X) DeVonta Smith (6), Tyrell Shavers (14)

WR (H) Jerry Jeudy (4), Jaylen Waddle (17)

TE Kedrick James (44), Michael Parker (80)

TE-H Miller Forristall (87), Major Tennison (88), Jahleel Billingsley (NA)

LT Alex Leatherwood (70), Scott Lashley (76), Pierce Quick (NA)

LG Deonte Brown (65), Emil Ekiyor Jr. (55)

C Chris Owens (79)/ Emil Ekiyor Jr. (55)

RG Matt Womack (77), Tommy Brown (75)

RT Jedrick Wills Jr. (74), Scott Lashley (76), Evan Neal (NA)

Defense

DE Raekwon Davis (99), Christian Barmore (58)

DT Phidarian Mathis (93), Tevita Musika (91)

DE LaBryan Ray (89), Stephon Wynn (9), Antonio Alfano (NA)

SLB Terrell Lewis (24), Eyabi Anoma (9)/Ben Davis (1)

MLB Josh McMillon (40)/Markail Benton (36)/Ale Kajo (10)

WLB Dylan Moses (7), Jaylen Moody (42)

JLB Anfernee Jennings (33), Chris Allen (4), Cameron Latu (20)

CB Trevon Diggs (7), Josh Jobs (28)

CB Patrick Surtain II (2), Jalyn Armour-Davis (22)/Nigel Knott (13)

FS Jared Mayden (21) Daniel Wright (3)/Eddie Smith (25)

SS Xavier McKinney (25), Shyheim Carter (5)

Special teams

P Skyler DeLong (10)/Mike Bernier (98)/Will Reichard (NA)

K Joseph Bulovas (97)/Will Reichard (NA)

Holder Mac Jones (10), TBD

LS Thomas Fletcher (45)/Scott Meyer (52)

PR Jaylen Waddle (17), Trevon Diggs (7)

KR Brian Robinson (24), Henry Ruggs III (11)

Note: This story will be tweaked and adjusted as necessary

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