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Torrodney Prevot will continue his competition with Tyson Coleman for the linebacker spot that Boseko Lokombo vacated. Coleman started for a stretch midway through last season, making five of his 21 tackles in a start against Washington State.
If Coleman resumes the starting job after returning from injury, Prevot should still see a significant role in the Ducks' talented linebacker corps.
Prevot's quickness off the edge gives defensive coordinator Don Pellum options with the pass rush. He showed it off in flashes a season ago and was afforded further opportunity to demonstrate his ability with Coleman sidelined in the spring.
The sophomore's versatility may be his greatest asset and the primary reason he'll factor prominently into the defense. He explained to 247Sports' Will Rubin he is seeking "to become like a Dion Jordan type."
A first-round NFL draft pick in 2013, Jordan was celebrated for his ability to drop into pass coverage, contain the run and bring pressure on the blitz.
"[T]he body type is very fit for me, like being around 245 [pounds], 260, something like that so I can play either way or line up on a receiver any time I want to and still have that killer mindset," Prevot said.