Secondary Boost: Elks' defence seeks growth in '21 will be previewing the 2021 season, breaking down special teams, defence and offence for all nine teams as they get set to hit the field.

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Yeah, the big question is how quickly they gel @ DB. The talent is there. Brian Walker did well @ SAM in 2019. He got an extension through 2024 which I think would indicate they like him there. But Kevin Brown is not Deans. I was expecting Diggs to move over to MLB & Brown to stick @ WIL where, I believe, he played in Ottawa. The starters on DL are really good. Lemon is an upgrade from Usher & is the only starter OVER 27 - averaged 8.5 sacks per player in their last campaigns - that's great production from the front 4. The biggest change IMO is Thorpe. Benevides was a bend, not break, guy & then they went with Lolley, a polar opposite. I had read where the Elks were the only team blitzing 50% of the time in 2019. Overall, they look pretty good, though depth is thin @ DT & LB IMO.