Washington is one of several talented corner candidates.
23 CB Jabriel Washington (rFr.)
2011 season: Scout team member while redshirting.
2012 spring practice: Worked with the 2s at left corner. Likely sixth in line at a spot loaded with talent. Recorded one solo tackle in the A-Day game.
What he brings to the table: Much like Bradley Sylve, Washington looked to have added some much-needed bulk in his first offseason with the Crimson Tide. Solid upside, just needs time to continue to add strength. Injection of junior college talent in the spring means there won't be a rush placed on Washington's development.
25 LB Dillon Lee (Fr.)
2011 season: Rated the No. 12 outside linebacker in the nation by 247sports.com, Lee led Buford to a fifth consecutive state title game appearance as a senior. A two-way performer, the four-star prospect also saw time at tight end.
2012 spring practice: One of eight midyear enrollees, Lee worked at both outside and inside linebacker before settling at strongside linebacker. Started at strongside linebacker for the Crimson (second-team) defense in the A-Day game. Posted two tackles in spring's third and final scrimmage.
What he brings to the table: Body type and athleticism to play any of the four linebacker spots. With one of the two outside linebacker spots still up for grabs, don't count Lee out for playing time as a freshman. At 6-foot-4 and 240 pounds, the newcomer is a promising Core Four special teams candidate.
27 S Nick Perry (Jr.)
2011 season: Played in nine games as a reserve safety and special teams contributor. Posted two tackles as a sophomore.
2012 spring practice: Worked with the second-team defense at safety. Recorded two assisted tackles
What he brings to the table: Similar to classmate Jarrick Williams in that Perry hasn't redshirted but he hasn't played much, either. Of course, depth at safety was more of an issue in 2010 than it is in 2012, as UA has signed Vinnie Sunseri, HaHa Clinton-Dix and Landon Collins in its last two classes. Still, players like Perry, who are familiar with the system and understand day-to-day expectations, have value.
1 Hart, 2 White and 2 Patrick
3 Sunseri, 4 Yeldon and 5 Black
6 Clinton-Dix, 6 Sims and 7 Anderson
7 Bell, 8 Pagan and 9 Dixon
10 McCarron, 10 Fulton and 12 Ely
13 Belue, 16 Sylve and 19 Atchison
20 Ja. Williams, 21 Calloway and 22 C. Jones