Alabama will have to replace a number of key contributors from this year’s BCS title-winning team before the 2013 season kicks off. The Tide are loaded with talent, but a number of guys get lost in the shuffle of the stacked recruiting classes that Nick Saban’s staff reels in.
There are five underrated players who will fill major roles for the Tide and have breakout seasons this fall. The offensive line, linebacking corps and offensive skill positions will all see new playmakers in 2013.
This is a look at the five players who will earn their way into the Crimson Tide talking points before the end of the 2013 season.