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Oregon State Football: Most Valuable Player Countdown - #21 LaMone Williams

Can the senior defensive lineman lock down a starting role?

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The college football season is less than a month away! With the off-season quickly coming to an end, Building the Dam is unveiling their top 30 most valuable football players for the 2018 season. We’ll countdown by previewing one player at a time until it’s almost time for some Beaver football.

#21: LaMone Williams - Defensive End

LaMone Williams is a 6-foot-3, 275-pound defensive end from Hawaii. The senior defensive end finds himself as the lone senior at a position where Oregon State desperately needs to find reliable players. Last season, the Beavers defensive line battled injuries and LaMone Williams missed his entire junior season due to injury.

This season, the line will be debuting many young players who do not have Pac-12 game experience and it will be extremely important to have veteran players around them. The defensive line will need to stay healthy in order to make improvements this season.

If Oregon State is going to be able to stop the teams with high-powered offenses on their schedule LaMone Williams contributions on and off the field will be vital. Hopefully he can join forces with Kalani Vakameilalo and the other seniors to provide that veteran voice that the team relies on, it could drastically improve the Beavers defensive unit.

The list so far:

#21: LaMone Williams - DE

#22: Isaiah Dunn - CB

#23: Conor Blount - QB

#24: Omar Hicks-Onu - S

#25: Jeromy Reichner - DE

#26: Hamilcar Rashed Jr. - LB

#27: Isaac Garcia - DE

#28: Shemar Smith - LB

#29: Shawn Wilson - CB

#30: Yanni Demogerontas - OL

Our countdown continues tomorrow with the 20th Most Valuable Player for the Beavers in 2018.