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OU defensive depth improving

Sooners backups played some against FAMU, but more time is needed to progress

Updated: September 12, 2012, 1:06 AM ET
By Brandon Chatmon | SoonerNation

NORMAN, Okla. -- Alabama had six members of its 2011 defense drafted in the 2012 NFL draft, including four defenders selected among the first 35 draft picks.

And despite losing those six starters, the Crimson Tide sit atop most college football polls after two weeks of the 2012 season. Alabama has recruited well and developed depth throughout its roster, making the transition and roster turnover more seamless. While it has lost multiple starters, several of the defensive replacements had ...

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