Monday, August 26, 2013

2013 OC Football Watch List -- Defensive Linemen

Malik McDowell – Southfield
The best prospect in the state of Michigan, McDowell proved to be a disruptive force in his three years at Loyola and now heads to Southfield where he should continue to be one of the state’s most feared linemen to running backs and quarterbacks.

Lawrence Marshall – Southfield
One of the most intimidating pass rushers that the state of Michigan has to offer, Marshall has proven to be one of the best at chasing down quarterbacks as well as making tackles in the open field and should once again be a tackling machine this fall.

Lion King Conaway – Southfield
Will have plenty of opportunities to make big plays from the defensive line with many units turning their attention to Marshall and McDowell, but is very capable of making life tough for opposing offensive coordinators.

Chris Williams – Southfield
Will also have his fair share of opportunities to make a big impact this fall, Williams can and will be a matchup nightmare for the majority of offensive lines in the OAA White and helps form the most complete unit in the state.

Dylan Roney – Novi Detroit Catholic Central
One of the most complete players you will find, Roney is effective against the run and has made himself feel at home in opposing backfields over the course of his high school career and will should be a force yet again in 2013.

Chris Okoiye – Novi Detroit Catholic Central
A raw athlete along the defensive line, Okoiye is a matchup problems for the vast majority of defenses he lines up against and has been one of the best run stoppers in the area.

David Beedle – Clarkston
Another one of the most complete defensive linemen you will find in Oakland County this fall, Beedle has been as good as it gets against the run and is equally as effective in pass rushing situations.

Nick Matich – Clarkston
Capable of coming up with a big play or stop at almost any turn, Matich is one of the area’s most feared defensive linemen with his ability to stop the run or wreak havoc on the quarterbacks.

Al Sandoval – Birmingham Brother Rice
Had a breakout season last year along the Brother Rice defensive line and figures to have a big senior season, Sandoval will be one of the true leaders on the Warrior’s defense that will be looking for a 3-peat this fall.

Dominic Perkovic – Birmingham Brother Rice
Will look to be one of the best pure pass rushers in the area this fall, Perkovic should team up with Sandoval to make one of the most complete tandems you will find in the area this fall.

Julian Jones – Orchard Lake St. Mary’s
A true force on the defensive line, Jones should once again be one of the best nose tackles in the state this fall with his ability to shut down the run and limit opposing rushing attacks.

Shaheed Belamy – Oak Park
A very good athlete from the defensive line position, Belamy is capable of make life tough for opposing quarterbacks and will be one of the leaders for the Oak Park defense.

Ricardo Smith – Oak Park
Should help the Oak Park defensive line be one of the more complete units you will find with the ability to disrupt opposing rushing and passing attacks along with Belamy.

Karl Marback – Birmingham Seaholm
Emerged as one of the area’s best when it comes to stopping the run along the Seaholm defensive line and can also be a disruptive force against pasing situations.

Ben Forhan – Walled Lake Northern
A true pass rusher from his defensive end position, Forhan will be a disruptive force in the KLAA North this fall and should make life difficult for opposing quarterbacks while also being a big contributor against the run as well.

Brandon Keen – Waterford Our Lady of the Lakes
Will anchor both lines for the Lakers this fall, but should be as good as it gets for defensive linemen in Division 8 this fall and will make opposing backfields his home in 2013.

Louie Compton – Waterford Mott
A very athletic defensive end, capable of blowing up a play at just about any turn and should be one of the premier pass rushers in the county by the end of the season.

Matt Okaiye – Waterford Kettering

A four year contributor for the Captains, Okaiye will help set the tone for the Kettering defense this fall and should be a very capable contributor against the run as well as the pass.

1 comment:

  1. Are Matt and Chris Okaiye related?