As players leave for the NFL Draft and graduation, the ones left have the opportunity to compete for that open position, this season won't be any exception to the method.

The Alabama Crimson Tide are going into the 2018 season with the target on there back being the defending national championships, so it's important to put the right players on the field.

From the young receivers and backs, the players on secondary after losing Minkah Fitzpatrick, Levi Wallace, among others, and the quarterback battle between Tua Tagovailoa and Jalen Hurts. But the question is what are the battles to look out for heading into spring practice in a couple of weeks?

Recruiting analyst for 247 Sports Barton Simmons and writer for CBS Sports Barton Simmons joined The Game with Ryan Fowler to discuss the position battles to watch in the spring and also the latest surrounding the world of recruiting.

For more of Simmons analysis, make sure you watch the video above the article. Don't miss The Game with Ryan Fowler weekday afternoons from 2-6 p.m. for the latest surrounding the Alabama Crimson Tide and recruiting.