Competition will be stiff, but it will be stiff among all unproven or average guys.
I don’t see any BBK, Bierra, Victor, Mason Foster or Donald Butler.
Some of them will be better. Bierria and Victor were 3 star players that were the UW system a minimum of 3 years before they saw significant playing time.
Josh Calvert and Danny Heimuli are 4-star kids they should be ready even sooner. If Heimuli comes in at 225 he’ll be good to go. A lot of fans were down on the ILB play this year but failed to look at the context. Beavers had to medically retire and Sirmon and Tafisi probably don’t play much if Danny and Josh aren’t injured.
This is why I’m bullish on the 2020 Defense. We had 3 LB injuries last season. We’re moving from virtually no depth to 3-Deep at both ILB positions