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Posted On: 07/25/20 4:50 PM

This article previews three of the top tacklers in 2019. Each of these guys have unique play styles, that vary from one another. These guys may be overlooked due to size, but they look to continue to build on their successes from 2019.

McKade Brooks (Astoria HS)- Solid height and weight, slender, trim, proportioned with some definition. Good acceleration and burst off the snap, along with showing good vision to read and react with little wasted movements. Good foot quickness both when flowing to a hole or shooting the A or B gaps. Displayed the ability to chase ball carriers down from the backside. Good body control in order to settle and square to ball carrier. Good tackler, can wrap and finish along with showing knock back tackling ability. Good blitzing ability, wins with burst and acceleration to get home. Overall, an athletic guy who has good speed and sideline to sideline ability. He still has room to grow, but has good traits.

Aidan Curry (Aquin Catholic HS)- Solid height and weight, slender, proportioned with some definition. Very good vision and anticipation, along with read/react ability to limit wasted movements. Good downhill acceleration to hit the hole as it develops,

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