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Who's Your Starter: WILL Linebacker

QB: Austen Arnaud (So.)
RB: Alexander Robinson (So.)
TE: Derrick Catlett (Jr.)
WR: Marquis Hamilton (Jr.)
WR: RJ Sumrall (Sr.)
WR: Sedrick Johnson (Fr.)
LT: Matt Hulbert (So.)
LG: Reggie Stephens (Jr.)
C: Alex Alvarez (So.)
RG: Ben Lamaak (So.)
RT: Doug Dedrick (Sr.)

WE: Rashawn Parker (Jr.)
DT: Bailey Johnson (So.)
NG: Nate Frere (Jr.)
DE: Kurtis Taylor (Sr.)
SLB: Michael Bibbs (Sr.)
MLB: Jesse Smith (Jr.)

Alvin Bowen's long gone, and he's not coming back. Enter Josh Raven and Fred Garrin. Raven and Garrin are the two main contenders for the WILL linebacker position, and, as of now, it's anybody's guess who will start. Not surprisingly, neither one got much time on the field last year with Ace on the field, but, both made their mark on special teams. Raven racked up 21 tackles on the year, while Garrin picked up 19.

Both guys are shorter than Bowen, but have similar builds. Neither one will be expected to replace Bowen's production, but a strong year out of either will be a good sign for the Cyclones.

Raven figures to be the early favorite, but this is one position battle that one would assume would last into the fall.