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Mississippi State Football: Which Bulldog linebacker will break out in 2020?

With a dexterous and multifaceted defensive game, Aaron Brule’s ceiling is sky-high in Starkville.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: OCT 19 LSU at Mississippi State Photo by Michael Wade/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The modern game demands power, speed, and finesse, all of which Brule has in his arsenal.

Brule stands at 6-foot-1, 230 pounds. As a redshirt freshman, he showed signs of promise, having totaled 11 tackles. Brule showcased his abilities, as he looks to make a smooth transition into a starting role.

As Brule can set the edge, read the quarterback’s eyes, and drop back in coverage, coach Mike Leach will be sure to use him in multiple schemes. Brule can also take on the role of safety, as he is a hard-hitter than can run with the best of wideouts and tight ends. He can play inside and out, and be a gamechanger, as he will take advantage of every opportunity to make a substantial impact.

Brule will also be playing alongside the Bulldogs’ most lethal defensive weapon in star linebacker Errol Thompson, a versatile threat and leader of the linebacking corps. Thompson will have to embrace the mentor role, as he will help mold Brule into Mississippi State’s next defensive headliner.

For Mississippi State to have a respectable season, Brule will have to step up. As he is in prime position to take the SEC by storm, expect Brule to develop quickly and jump right out of the gate.

Hail State!