Uncovering Nick Saban's Top 10 Transfer Portal Losses at Alabama

As with any school, Nick Saban was no different losing players to the transfer portal during his time at Alabama. In this article. I identify the top 10 transfer portal losses and where they are now.
Oct 8, 2016; College Station, TX, USA; Tennessee Volunteers running back Alvin Kamara (6) in action
Oct 8, 2016; College Station, TX, USA; Tennessee Volunteers running back Alvin Kamara (6) in action / Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
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Shane Lee (Linebacker)

Lee was a four star recruit according to On3 in the class of 2019 for the Crimson Tide and saw the field early totaling 86 tackles and 4.5 sacks in his true freshman season.

While he showed promise, Lee was thrust into action early simply because starting middle linebacker Dylan Moses had torn his ACL during the preseason. Moses would return in 2020 putting Lee back on the bench. In 2020, Will Anderson came to Tuscaloosa and emerged quickly during his freshman season.

The following year in 2021, there was no way the Tide could keep Anderson out of the middle linebacker spot due to his promise, and he did not disappoint.

Between injuries and finding it difficult to get back onto the field due to stiff competition, Lee would transfer to USC and totaled 107 tackles in two seasons for the Trojans.

Lee went undrafted this past month in the NFL and is currently an unsigned free agent.

Drew Sanders (Defensive End)

Sanders flashed early on in his time with the Crimson Tide during his sophomore season. The former five star recruit from the 2020 class. Due to an injury to starting defensive end, Christopher Allen, Sanders would thrust into action but would then get injured himself. That made way for true freshman, Dallas Turner.

The following season, Sanders transferred to Fayetteville to play for the Arkansas Razorbacks. He would total 103 tackles and 9.5 sacks which propelled him to being a third round draft pick by the Denver Broncos in the 2023 NFL Draft.