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Oregon State Football: Top 21 Players For 2021 - #1 Omar Speights

Oregon State’s linebackers continue to be one of the best groups in the Pac-12

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: NOV 14 Oregon State at Washington Photo by Jeff Halstead/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

We’re just hours away from Beaver football, and we’ve reached the top of our countdown of the 21 best players on the Beavers 2021 squad. In our top spot, we’ve got linebacker Omar Speights.

#1 - Omar Speights

  • Position: Inside Linebacker
  • Class: Sophomore
  • Height/Weight: 6’1”, 237 lbs.
  • Hometown: Philadelphia, PA / Crescent Valley (OR) High School

Oregon State’s linebacker group has been a team strength for years, and with Avery Roberts and Omar Speights holding down the ILB jobs that should continue in 2021. Speights has been an absolute monster in his two seasons as a Beaver, with 134 total tackles, 12 for a loss, and 4.5 sacks. He was a Pac-12 Honorable Mention as a freshman, and last year made the Second Team, and the scary thing is that based on his spring and fall camps he’s still getting better and better. In 2021 he could very well be one of the conference’s best defensive playmakers.