The Alabama Crimson Tide had a great defensive effort in a 38-19 win at Mizzou on Saturday, but they were without a key player.

That’s because DL Christian Barmore, who is projected by some to be a first-round pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, missed the game with a knee injury.

On Wednesday, coach Nick Saban said Barmore is looking like he’s ready to go and he thinks Barmore will contribute on Saturday against Texas A&M:

That would be huge for an Alabama team that did give up some runs up the middle to Mizzou RB Larry Rountree III. Barmore figures to slow that down quite a bit against the Aggies.

Will he be fully ready to go or will he be on a snaps limit? We’ll find out on Saturday afternoon.