Post-spring depth chart: Defense

Settling the secondary has become an issue for national champs

Updated: May 3, 2013, 10:20 AM ET
By Alex Scarborough | TideNation
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Now that spring practice has ended, TideNation takes a look at Alabama's projected defensive depth chart. An asterisk denotes a player who enrolled early:

Starter: Deion Belue (Sr.) Backup: John Fulton (Sr.)

Whether Belue is ready to take the mantle as the next great Alabama cornerback remains to be seen, but at least for the spring he appeared to be headed in that direction. The former junior college transfer was inconsistent last season and often out of place in coverage. That wasn't the case at A-Day, where he attacked the football and played with confidence, a good sign for a secondary dealing with significant turnover yet again.

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