Author: Jon Kuzma
ESPN ranked their top 10 linebackers in the NFL. And the guy who took the number one spot. Was Devin White from the Buccaneers. Which isn’t too surprising. Because White’s style of play jumps out at you. It’s his speed that makes you say wow. It shows you how much better White is than the average player. So that’s why ESPN went with White over Bobby Wagner. And this is almost like a passing of the torch. Wagner is a traditional 4-3 Mike linebacker. Who is a little bit bigger and great at stuffing the run. But he doesn’t cover ground like White can. When the NFL became a passing league. The linebackers had to adjust to it. Since the speed of the game changed. The next evolution at this position was White. It’s hard for an offense to get going. With White closing in as soon as the ball is snapped. He was a big reason the Bucs won the Super Bowl. This is a presence you can feel when you step on the field against Tampa Bay. And it overwhelms you.
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