Posted On: 08/15/20 1:41 PM

There is a ton of talent on the defensive side of the football in the Kansas City area. Big-name players out of Lincoln Prep highlight the preseason team of 2021 graduates but there are steady climbers at all positions who just need a season to shine. Here is the list of preseason defensive standouts in the Kansas City area.

Defensive Linemen

Howard BrownHowardBrown6'2" | DLLincoln College Prep | 2021StateMO, Lincoln College Prep (6’2, 290) I can already say that Prep Redzone Missouri has Brown too low at No. 16 in overall state rankings. I will fix that when the next rankings come out. Brown is a beast on both sides of the football and probably could play quarterback at the college level. The Iowa State commit is an incredible athlete who plays with power, poise, and productivity.

Aden BirdwellAdenBirdwell6'4" | DLBlue Springs | 2021StateMO, Blue Springs (6’4, 250) Birdwell is a player who continues to see his stock rise even without offseason camps. With a solid senior fall, the Blue Springs product will steadily add offers and prove his worth to colleges. Written about here, Birdwell plays with leverage, length, and impressive lockout ability.



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