C.J. Mosley says Trey DePriest will be the new leader of the Alabama Crimson Tide defense

Jan 5, 2013; Miami FL, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide linebacker Trey DePriest (33) is interviewed during media day for the BCS championship game at Sun Life Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

For as much emphasis that is put on Alabama Crimson Tide quarterback AJ McCarron for how tremendous of a leader he’s been on the team’s offense during their dominant, probably as much credit should be given to Tide linebacker C.J. Mosley for how well he leads that stifling defensive unit.

However, like McCarron, Mosley will be off to the NFL following the team’s Sugar Bowl date with the Oklahoma Sooners on January 2nd.

So, who will be the new leader of the Alabama defense?

Mosley weighed in on this, and he believes that next season, fellow linebacker Trey DePriest will be the one to take the reins and see if he can help get this team back to the national championship, if he decides to return for his senior season:

“If he stays, it will be him,” Mosley said. “He doesn’t get a lot of credit, but he’s a pretty good linebacker.”

In the past two seasons as a starter, DePriest has tallied 117 total tackles, including 10.5 for a loss. Should he indeed return for a final season, Mosley may absolutely be correct.


Topics: Alabama Crimson Tide, C.J. Mosley, Trey DePriest

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