As the kickoff to the 2017 season gets closer and closer, it's becoming more evident that Alabama should have another stout defense.

One of the leaders of that unit is senior linebacker Rashaan Evans, who has received a lot of praise during fall camp and has emerged as one of the 'alpha dogs' of the defense. On Monday, he met with reporters to give his thoughts on the team's performance during the second scrimmage.

"It really was kind of even," Evans said. "It's kind of hard to see how good your defense is or how good your offense is because if the offense scores, you're like well we have a good offense. But if the defense stops them, you've got a good defense. So it's kind of hard to see."

Evans has lined up primarily at inside linebacker but said he's been moving to the outside on third downs to put pressure on the backfield.

"Any time you can put any type of pressure on the quarterback, it effects him over time in games. I feel like if I can just get a hand on him or get a hand in his face just to try to rattle him a little bit, I feel like that will help."

Alabama will hold one final scrimmage on Saturday before turning its focus completely to Florida State on September 2.