It's no secret that Alabama's offensive line is talented. They improved ten-fold between 2010 and 2011 and sent Trent Richardson to New York as a Heisman finalist. But they are more than talented, they are the best in the nation.
It's a bold statement, certainly, but a statement that can be backed up with tangible evidence sprinkled with a bit with opinion.
Alabama's 2012 offensive line loses only one starter, so for all intents and purposes they are the same unit from 2011, and therefore, it is safe to assume their performance will be better in 2012.
Here are eight reasons why Alabama's offensive line is the best in the nation heading into 2012.