As we inch closer to the season opener, I'm breaking down each position group for the Tigers. Next up is the linebackers.
The Tigers could very well have the best starting linebackers in the nation. Trotter and Carter are both preseason All-Americans, and Wade Woodaz is a future star who will start at the SAM linebacker position but will also play some WILL behind Carter. The Tigers' depth took a hit with the dismissal of TJ Dudley from the team just before August camp, so let's hope the three starters can stay healthy. True freshman Jamal Anderson, son of the NFL Pro-Bowler for the Falcons' "Dirty Birds," will back up Woodaz at the SAM linebacker position. Behind Trotter in the middle at the MIKE position are redshirt freshman Kobe McCloud, brother of Ray-Ray, and true freshman Dee Crayton.
The starting trio are the best Dabo has ever had but, again, it's critical that they remain healthy this season.
Stay tuned, as I continue to break down each position group up until kickoff!
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