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The RBR All-Saban Team

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The votes have been tallied and the team has been selected.

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The readers have spoken. Over the last couple of months, we’ve looked at every single position group for the Alabama Football team since 2007 and held community votes on which players were the best.

For most schools, All-Conference level players would be automatic shoe-ins for an All-Star team. At Alabama, All-American level players get left out of the top echelon.

Here is what the roster would look like:

Head coach

Nick Saban

Offensive Coordinator

Lane Kiffin

Defensive Coordinator

Jeremy Pruitt

Quarterbacks

1st team-Tua Tagovailoa

2nd team- A.J. McCarron

3rd team- Jalen Hurts

Running backs

1st team- Derrick Henry, Mark Ingram

2nd team- Trent Richardson, Eddie Lacy

Wide Receivers

1st team- Julio Jones, Amari Cooper, Jerry Jeudy

2nd team- Calvin Ridley, DeVonta Smith

Tight Ends

1st team- O.J. Howard

2nd team- Irv Smith, Jr.

Fullback/H-back

1st team- Jalston Fowler

Left Tackle

1st team- Jonah Williams

2nd team- Cyrus Kouandjio

Left Guard

1st team- Chance Warmack

2nd team- Ross Pierschbacher

Center

1st team- Ryan Kelly

2nd team- Bradley Bozeman

Right Guard

1st team- Barrett Jones

2nd team- Mike Johnson

Right Tackle

1st team- Andre Smith

2nd team- D.J. Fluker

Left Defensive End

1st team- Jonathan Allen

2nd team- A’Shawn Robinson

Right Defensive End

1st team- Marcell Dareus

2nd team- Jarran Reed

Nose Tackle

1st team- Da’Ron Payne

2nd team- Quinnen Williams

Left Outside Linebacker

1st team-Courtney Upshaw

2nd team- Ryan Anderson

Left Inside Linebacker

1st team- Rolando McClain

2nd team- Donta Hightower

Right Inside Linebacker

1st team- C.J. Mosley

2nd team-Reuben Foster

Right Outside Linebacker

1st team- Rashaan Evans

2nd team- Tim Williams

Left Cornerback

1st team- Marlon Humphrey

2nd team- Kareem Jackson

Right Cornerback

1st team- Dre Kirkpatrick

2nd team- Dee Milliner

Star/slot/all-purpose defensive back

1st team- Minkah Fitzpatrick

2nd team- Javier Arenas

Free Safety

1st team- Eddie Jackson

2nd team- HaHa Clinton-Dix

Strong Safety

1st team- Landon Collins

2nd team- Mark Barron

Kicker

1st team- Leigh Tiffin

Punter

1st team- J.K. Scott

Long Snapper

1st team- Carson Tinker

Return Specialist

1st team- Jaylen Waddle

2nd team- Javier Arenas


For those counting, that’s exactly 53 players, which would make up a perfectly-sized NFL roster. And by the sheer number of All-Pro players, I dare to say it might be the best roster in the NFL.

The defense would without a doubt be the best in the league, with the only weak spot being the edge rushers (well, and McClain getting suspended a bunch of times at middle linebacker).

On offense, the running backs and receivers would be by far and away the best grouping in the league. Tua Tagovailoa has yet to prove himself at QB, however, and the offensive line features three players who have thus far been totally derailed by injuries in their careers.

Thanks to all of you for taking the time to vote for this RBR All-Saban team, and a special thanks to the entire RBR staff for dealing with my emails twice a week for two months begging for them to go and write up this great #content. Just going through all the memories of these great players and watching highlights has been a blast.

Erik will be following this series up with a subject very near and dear to his heart: the All-Underdog team.

You can click on the story stream at the bottom of this article to go and read all the bios that we put together on all of these players.

Roll Tide!