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Aiming For a Seat At The Table — Five Metro Detroit LBs Worthy of “Anvil” Consideration

By: SCOTT BURNSTEIN, October 6, 2022, 5:05 pm

Five Metro Detroit area linebackers knocking on the door for entry into the 2022 Anvil Award race.



Kari Jackson (West Bloomfield 6-2, 210 Jr.) — Speed, smarts, power, tenacity and instinct, the perfect package for the modern-day LB prodigy,

’22 Stats: 60 tackles

Cavanaugh Diton (Clarkston 6-1, 225 Sr.) — Blunt-force trauma specialist sideline to sideline, think prep version of old-school Lions Pro Bowler Chris Spielman

’22 Stats: 75 tackles, 5 sacks

Tyler Harper (Macomb Dakota 6-1, 200 Sr) — Beast Mode 24/7 is the vibe for this mega baller diamond in the ruff out of Macomb County

’22 Stats: 68 tackles, 6 sacks

Niko Krall (Novi 6-0, 220 Sr.)  — They call him the Wrecking Ball for a reason, plays ferocious every snap, fearless competitor

’22 Stats: 88 tackles

Jeremiah Alston (Redford Union 6-2, 195 Sr.) — Committed to Central Michigan, Alston is pitbull with a top-notch motor and a ton of range

’22 Stats: 72 tackles, 12 sacks