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21 for 21: How Alabama’s secondary could line up this season

Alabama Crimson Tide defensive backs, Malachi Moore (13), Josh Jobe (28) and Brian Branch (14) celebrate following a play during last year's Iron Bowl win over Auburn. Photo | Getty Images
Alabama Crimson Tide defensive backs, Malachi Moore (13), Josh Jobe (28) and Brian Branch (14) celebrate following a play during last year's Iron Bowl win over Auburn. Photo | Getty Images

Alabama will look to repeat as national champions this year as it aims to add a 19th title to its trophy case. The Crimson Tide opens its season on Sept. 4 against Miami inside Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium. To help pass the time until then, BamaInsider is delving into 21 topics and questions concerning the 2021 season.

Today, we continue our series by looking at how Alabama’s secondary could line up.

The game is changing, and defenses aren’t posting the same numbers they once did. That being said, Nick Saban probably had a few sleepless nights when it came to last season’s secondary.

While the stats are a bit skewed due to last year’s SEC-only regular-season slate, Alabama's secondary left much to be desired. The Tide ranked No. 70 in the nation, allowing opponents 239.2 yards per game through the air, its highest total in the Saban era.

This year promises to be a bit better for Alabama. Despite losing All-American cornerback Patrick Surtain II, the Tide brings back the rest of last season’s starting secondary as the unit looks to take a big step forward this year.

Here are a few ways Alabama could line up this season.

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Previous 21 for 21 articles 

1. Who are Alabama's biggest freshmen to watch?

2. A look at how Alabama could distribute its carries this season

3. Which Alabama rookie will have the most success in the NFL?

4. Can Alabama go undefeated again this season?

5. Will Alabama's defense rise to elite status this season?

6. Who is in line for a sophomore surge at Alabama?

7. A look at Alabama's options at inside linebacker

8. Will Jahleel Billingsley be Alabama’s next great tight end?

9. Predicting Will Anderson's sack total this season

10. Biggest recruiting needs for Alabama football

11. Which Alabama summer arrivals will make an instant impact?

12. Where will Julio Jones land this offseason?

13. Breaking down Alabama's options on the offensive line

14. Who will return punts and kickoffs for Alabama?

15. A look at Alabama’s potential team captains this season

16. How Bryce Young compares to first-time starting QBs at Alabama

17. Can Will Reichard repeat last year’s success?

18. Which one of Alabama’s NFL QBs is poised for the biggest season?

19. Which opposing players could cause Alabama problems next year?