Ryan Anderson: 4-star outside linebacker from Daphne, Alabama
Anderson got in the defensive rotation this year and notched three sacks off the edge. He should get more playing time in 2015.
Dakota Ball: 3-star defensive tackle from Lindale, Georgia
Ball moved to tight end in the offseason and played in spurts during the season mostly as a blocker in run situations.
Denzel Devall: 4-star inside linebacker from Bastrop, Louisiana
Devall ended up playing outside linebacker, where he has contributed for three years without a lot of production. He has five career sacks and will return as one of the more experienced defenders in 2015.
Adam Griffith: 3-star kicker from Calhoun, Georgia
Griffith was Alabama’s starting kicker in 2014 and hit 12 of 19 as he battled a back injury. He’s most notable, though, for missing the field goal that wound up turning into the Kick Six in 2013.
Brandon Greene: 4-star offensive tackle from Ellenwood, Georgia
Greene played tight end in 2014 and was mostly used as a blocker. He caught a key pass as an eligible tackle in overtime against LSU that surprised nearly everyone watching.
Darren Lake: 3-star defensive tackle from York, Alabama
Lake has turned into a role player on the defensive line, especially in run situations, registering 23 career tackles.
Geno Smith: 4-star cornerback from Atlanta, Georgia
Smith made the switch to safety, playing mostly at Star and Money in Saban’s defense. A DUI before the 2013 season slowed his progress down some. He’s expected to start at free safety in 2015.
Alphonse Taylor: 4-star offensive tackle from Mobile, Alabama
Taylor played guard this year, starting two games in Leon Brown’s place at left guard. He will compete for that same role this offseason.
Dalvin Tomlinson: 4-star defensive tackle from McDonough, Georgia
Tomlinson is another role player on the defensive line, racking up 26 tackles and a sack in two years playing. A knee injury cut short a promising redshirt freshman season.