A Look at the Post-Spring Depth Chart

Apr 14, 2012; Tuscaloosa, AL, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide running back Jalston Fowler (45) carries the ball as linebacker Adrian Hubbard (42) pursues during the spring game at Bryant Denny Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Marvin Gentry-US PRESSWIRE

Nick Saban has long-since eschewed the practice of publicly disclosing depth charts, for a variety of reasons, but nevertheless coaching staffs must have a general roster breakdown in place in order to divvy up practice reps and to determine who will take the field when the front-line players go down. Call them organizational groupings or whatever you wish, but either way with spring practice now in the rear view mirror we'll take our best shot at a post-spring depth chart as we head into the summer workouts and the offseason strength and conditioning program.

Instead of merely ranking players at positions, however, what we try to do below is come up with a working overview of the personnel moves that would actually be made in the face of attrition. Barrett Jones, for example, is listed as a back-up at three different positions (and frankly could see the field at any of the five offensive line spots, if necessary). By using this methodology, we're hoping to get a better view of the personnel changes as they would play on out on the field, as opposed to merely rating players overall at a single position.

Also, please note the depth chart listed below only includes players currently on campus, meaning that the 2012 signees who will arrive this summer have not been added. Clearly some of those players will crack the depth chart later this fall, but in the interest of attempting to attain an accurate snapshot of where the roster stands right now, they have been omitted for the time being.

Position First Second Third
QB AJ McCarron Phillip Ely Blake Sims
TB Eddie Lacy Jalston Fowler T.J. Yeldon
X Kevin Norwood
Amari Cooper Marvin Shinn
Y Kenny Bell Chris Black Blake Sims
Z Christion Jones
DeAndrew White Danny Woodson, Jr.
HB Brian Vogler Harrison Jones Brent Calloway
TE Michael Williams Malcolm Faciane Brian Vogler
LT Cyrus Kouandjio Barrett Jones Kellen Williams
LG Chance Warmack Chad Lindsay Isaac Luatua
C Barrett Jones Ryan Kelly Chad Lindsay
RG Anthony Steen Isaac Luatua Austin Shepherd
RT D.J. Fluker Austin Shepherd Barrett Jones

Position First Second Third
NG Jesse Williams Brandon Ivory Jeoffrey Pagan
DE Damion Square Ed Stinson D.J. Pettway
DT Quinton Dial Jeoffrey Pagan LaMichael Fanning
Jack Xzavier Dickson Adrian Hubbard Ryan Anderson
Sam Adrian Hubbard Dillon Lee Jonathan Atchison
Mike Nico Johnson Trey DePriest Dillon Lee
Will C.J. Mosley Tana Patrick Dillon Lee
RCB John Fulton Bradley Sylve Travell Dixon
LCB DeMarcus Milliner Deion Belue Jabriel Washington
FS Robert Lester Ha'Sean Clinton-Dix Nick Perry
SS Vinnie Sunseri Ha'Sean Clinton-Dix Jarrick Williams

Position First Second Third
P Cody Mandell
K Jeremy Shelley Cade Foster
KR Christion Jones Dee Milliner Deion Belue
PR Christion Jones Dee Hart Deion Belue
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