In a scene that's seemingly on repeat for college football fans, Alabama was once again the story during last week’s NFL draft after having four former Crimson Tide stars drafted in the first round for the second consecutive season.
Most coaches would shudder at the thought of replacing that amount of talent, but Nick Saban is ready to usher in the next wave of talented recruits waiting for their turn in the spotlight.
Still, filling the shoes for the likes of Trent Richardson, Mark Barron, Dre Kirkpatrick and Dont’a Hightower is easier said than done.
So how will the players stepping up for these departed All-Americans fare?
Here's a look at the new faces who will take over for the Crimson Tide’s first-round draft picks.