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What Makes a Top Linebacker? Well – These Guys Might Show Us

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A top linebacker doesn’t fit just one set of criteria. He has to have the feet — with explosiveness and agility — to rush the passer as well as chase down a receiver. He has to have a real head for the game. And he has to have the strength to apply all of that knowledge to get through any play to run down the ball.

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Here are some players who exemplify what makes a top linebacker

Kenton Bartlett

Class: 2016
Measurements: 6’3″ 235 lbs
Position: Middle Linebacker
School: Centennial High School
Hometown: Eagle, Idaho

Josh Clarke

Class: 2017
Measurements: 6’3″ 215 lbs
Position: Outside Linebacker
School: Riverdale High School
Hometown: New Orleans, Louisiana

Amaud Willis-Dalton

Class: 2017
Measurements: 6’1″ 195 lbs
Position: Outside Linebacker
School: Cypress Ranch High School
Hometown: Cypress, Texas

Anthony Hines III

Class: 2017
Measurements: 6’3″ 230 lbs
Position: Middle Linebacker
School: Plano East Sr High School
Hometown: Plano, Texas
Note: Anthony was also recognized as one of the top football players in Texas.

Mason Russell

Class: 2019
Measurements: 6’1″ 200 lbs
Position: Outside Linebacker
School: Windermere Preparatory School
Hometown: Windermere, Florida

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Andy McKernan

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