The Alabama football program is on the doorstep of being cemented as a dynasty, and the bad news for the rest of the nation is that the Crimson Tide are showing no signs of letting up anytime soon.
Nick Saban’s club is currently preparing to play for the right to capture its third national title in the past four years. With significant contributions from a number of young skill players on offense this season, the Tide’s attack should be loaded for years to come.
But looking ahead to 2013, there will be some significant losses on the offensive unit—especially along the offensive line.
The NFL draft is a yearly concern at a school that doubles as a pro developmental factory with reports already linking junior Eddie Lacy and right tackle D.J. Fluker as potential early entries for the 2013 draft class (h/t Tony Pauline, Sports Illustrated).
However, quarterback AJ McCarron has already announced his intention to return for his senior season, which assures stability at the most important position on the field (h/t Alex Scarborough, ESPN).
Which backups from this season could be in line to start in 2013, and which positions could see a talented newcomer make a run at a starting spot?
Find out as we take an early look the potential changes on offense for Alabama and project the Tide’s 2013 depth chart on offense.
*Class distinction is reflected to show player's class as of next season.