A big reason for Alabama’s success in the Nick Saban era has been the Tide’s ability to replace NFL-bound talents with young and hungry players eager to make their mark.
Running back T.J. Yeldon and receiver Amari Cooper are examples of players whom Tide supporters were buzzing about at this point a year ago.
Additionally, the roster is filled with veterans such as quarterback AJ McCarron, receiver Kenny Bell and linebacker Adrian Hubbard who are capable of filling the leadership role. However, Saban and his staff also have several players ready to break out and become household names this fall.
Some young stars have already flashed their abilities and will take on greater roles this season. Others are recovering from injuries and are ready to show that they can become key contributors once again.
So which players are Tide fans most excited to watch this season?