Linebacker took a step back last year in the AAC, but there were also a ton of young players. That should mean we see some stars emerge in 2019. Most teams in this conference struggled up front, meaning their defenses were stuck on the field for a long time. Despite the shortcomings, there’s a lot to be excited about in this group. Tulsa had one of the worst defense in the conference, but they have two exciting linebackers to watch. UCF has potential outside of Nate Evans, but the talent is unproven. Will the trend of struggling defenses continue?