Posted On: 02/3/21 4:53 PM

Our rankings update is complete and will be released tomorrow at 5 pm central! We evaluated a ton of film on prospects from 8-man all the way to Class 4A. Here were some of the top risers amongst linebackers & defensive backs!

DB: Brady LynottBradyLynott6'1" | DBWest Sioux | 2023StateIA, 6’1, 195, West Sioux

Lynott is a sporty prospect who has the capability of playing both safety & linebacker. On tape, he shows great burst & will accelerate through tackles, speeding his feet on contact. He’s not afraid to stick his nose in-between the tackles and will take backs head-on. He sees the quarterback very well and is a thumper when breaking on routes coming across the middle. If he continues to add weight, look for him to play sam linebacker at the next level.

LB: Rusty VanWetzingaRustyVanWetzinga6'1" | LBPleasant Valley | 2023StateIA, 6’1, 210, Pleasant Valley

Rusty always seems to be around the football & can make an impact in multiple ways defensively. He does a good job of closing space and can make tackles in 1 on 1 situations. He shows good top-end speed and is patient before scraping down the line to make a tackle backside. As a cover guy, he showed loose

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