Here are the top 10 players of the Nick Saban era at Alabama, as voted by the staff of The Tuscaloosa News:

1. Julio Jones
Wide receiver, 2008-10
By the numbers: 2,653 receiving yards and 15 touchdowns on 179 receptions
In six words: Impact player who instantly transformed program

2. Derrick Henry

Running back, 2013-15

By the numbers: 3,591 rushing yards and 42 touchdowns on 602 carries

In six words: Bruising, explosive Heisman winner bulldozed defenses

3. Amari Cooper

Wide receiver, 2012-14

By the numbers: 3,463 receiving yards and 31 touchdowns on 228 receptions

In six words: Electric performer was a true game-breaker

4. Rolando McClain

Linebacker, 2007-09

By the numbers: 274 career tackles, 31.5 for loss, with eight sacks and five interceptions

In six words: Defensive enforcer with a nasty attitude

5. AJ McCarron

Quarterback, 2010-13

By the numbers: Completed 686 of 1,026 pass attempts for 9,019 yards and 77 touchdowns with 15 interceptions

In six words: Two national titles define his legacy

6. Jonathan Allen

Defensive lineman, 2013-16

By the numbers: Has 27.5 career sacks, second all-time at Alabama to Derrick Thomas, with 29 career tackles for loss and 35 quarterback hurries

In six words: Beastly performer dominates in the trenches

7. Mark Ingram

Running back, 2008-10

By the numbers: 3,261 rushing yards and 42 touchdowns on 572 carries

In six words: Relentless Heisman winner took over games

8. Barrett Jones

Offensive lineman, 2009-12

By the numbers: 50 career starts playing three different positions – center, left tackle and right guard

In six words: Versatile and intelligent, born to block

9. C.J. Mosley

Linebacker, 2010-13

By the numbers: 376 career tackles, 23 for loss, with 6.5 sacks and seven interceptions, five defensive touchdowns

In six words: Instinctive, physical athlete with leadership qualities

10. Marcell Dareus

Defensive lineman, 2008-10

By the numbers: 66 career tackles, 20 for loss, with 11 sacks and one interception

In six words: Disrupted offenses using speed and power