Alabama Football: Power Ranking the Crimson Tide Safety Unit

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Alabama Football: Power Ranking the Crimson Tide Safety Unit
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With Mark Barron off to the NFL, Alabama safety Robert Lester will be counted on to be the Tide's leader and playmaker in the secondary this fall.

When it comes to filling the holes of the four former Alabama stars that were selected in the first round of April’s NFL draft, safety Mark Barron may be the toughest member of that quartet to replace. 

Barron was a two-time team captain at Alabama, and perhaps more importantly, he was viewed as the quarterback of Nick Saban’s record-setting defensive unit last season. 

It’s simply impossible to lose a talent like Barron without some sort of drop-off, but the Crimson Tide will have a mix of experience, youth and talent on hand to complement senior returning starter Robert Lester.

Which stud sophomore—Vinnie Sunseri or Ha’Sean Clinton-Dix—will take over for Barron? 

Can seldom-used juniors Jarrick Williams and Nick Perry hold off incoming hotshot recruit Landon Collins? 

Find out in this breakdown of Alabama’s safety unit.  

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