Posted On: 08/25/20 4:01 PM

We are returning to highlighting some units that look like – as a group – are going to cause opponents all sorts of problems once we start playing ball later this year. I have previously looked at some offensive line groups and some defensive line groups that – based on who they expect to have coming back – should perform at high levels. Today, I focus on linebackers.

 

Becker Bulldogs

Projected returning starters

Brayden WeberBraydenWeber6'2" | LBBecker | 2021StateMN, Teddy HalvorsonTeddyHalvorsonLBBecker | 2021StateMN, Caden DewallCadenDewallLBBecker | 2021StateMN, Thomas Halvorson

The Bulldogs had one of the best defenses in the state in 2019. No team scored more than 17 points. They play a base 3-4 defense and return three of those starters and one major contributor. They are led by outside linebacker Weber, an athletic defender who is physical enough to put his hand in the grass and give the Bulldogs some snaps at defensive end. Teddy and Thomas man the inside linebacker spots. Teddy is a solid, between the tackles defender who can also cover downfield. Thomas plays a similar game and shows excellent instincts filling holes. DeWall has the speed to cover ground at the other outside linebacker spot.

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