2020 NFL Draft - Outside Linebackers

Most Recent Update: 4/21/2020 7:00 PM EST



Rank O/A Chng Player/School Ht/Wt Elig. BIO
1
3
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Isaiah Simmons
Clemson
6'4"
238
RJR
2
15
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K'Lavon Chaisson
LSU
6'3"
254
RSO
3
19
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Patrick Queen
LSU
6'0"
229
JR
4
40
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Zack Baun
Wisconsin
6'2"
238
SR
5
77
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Josh Uche
Michigan
6'1"
245
RJR
6
92
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Davion Taylor
Colorado
6'0"
228
SR
7
94
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Willie Gay Jr.
Mississippi State
6'2"
243
JR
8
101
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Akeem Davis-Gaither
Appalachian State
6'1"
224
SR
9
122
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Anfernee Jennings
Alabama
6'2"
256
RSR
10
138
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Khaleke Hudson
Michigan
5'11"
224
SR
11
157
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Shaun Bradley
Temple
6'1"
235
SR
12
170
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Chapelle Russell
Temple
6'2"
236
SR
13
171
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Justin Strnad
Wake Forest
6'3"
238
RSR
14
194
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Jordan Mack
Virginia
6'3"
241
SR
15
220
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Michael Divinity Jr.
LSU
6'2"
242
JR
16
241
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Michael Pinckney
Miami (FL)
5'11"
235
SR
17
267
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Dele Harding
Illinois
6'1"
230
SR
18
277
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Keandre Jones
Maryland
6'2"
228
SR
19
278
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Chris Orr
Wisconsin
6'0"
224
SR
20
279
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Lakiem Williams
Syracuse
6'0"
225
SR
21
313
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Kylan Johnson
Pitt
6'2"
230
SR
22
329
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Marcel Spears Jr.
Iowa State
6'1"
215
SR
23
331
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Cam Gill
Wagner
6'3"
240
JR
24
350
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Kendall Futrell
East Carolina
6'2"
226
SR
25
351
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John Houston Jr.
USC
6'3"
220
RSR
26
376
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Bryan London II
Texas State
6'2"
232
SR
27
380
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T.J. Brunson
South Carolina
6'0"
230
SR
28
388
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Dominique Ross
North Carolina
6'4"
228
SR
29
431
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Khalil Brooks
MTSU
5'11"
206
SR
30
441
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Kyahva Tezino
San Diego State
6'0"
230
SR
31
456
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Jan Johnson
Penn State
6'2"
231
SR
32
460
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Jesse Osuna
San Jose State
6'0"
223
RSR
33
472
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Rayshawn Wilborn
Ball State
6'4"
224
SR
34
486
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Rashad Smith
Florida Atlantic
6'1"
220
RSR
35
494
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Cole Christiansen
Army
6'2"
225
RSR
36
511
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Koby Quansah
Duke
6'1"
230
SR
37
518
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Najee Clayton
Western Michigan
6'2"
220
RSR
38
526
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Blake Lynch
Baylor
6'3"
225
SR
39
528
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Perry Young
Cincinnati
5'11"
220
SR
40
536
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Ricky DeBerry
Towson
6'2"
245
RSR


Glossary of Terms
Linebacker Position
Inside Linebacker (ILB)

A box player who plays behind the defensive line, usually makes defensive calls.

Outside Linebacker (OLB)

In a 3-4 defense is considered an EDGE/blitzing player, in a 4-3 defense is a coverage and/or run-stuffing player.

LEO/Elephant/Jack

A hybrid role for a player who will be expected to both rush the passer and play linebacker.

MIKE

Middle linebacker whose primary responsibility is filling gaps against the run; for 3-4 teams, the strong-side middle linebacker.

MOE/Rover

(3-4 teams only) Weak-side middle linebacker whose primary responsibility is filling gaps against the run.

SAM

Strong-side linebacker, primarily a run-stuffing backer.

WILL

Weak-side linebacker, sometimes called the 'run-and-chase' linebacker whose primary role is split between defending backs/receivers and stopping the run.

Sack

(Statistic) When the quarterback is tackled behind the line of scrimmage.

Strip-Sack

(Statistic) When the quarterback loses possession of the football as a result of defensive contact.

Pressure

(Statistic) When a defensive player affects the quarterback in a meaningful way.

Box

A (generally rectangular) area ranging vertically from the offensive tackles approximately 5-8 yards.

Weak Side

The side of the offensive formation that does not include a tight end.

Strong Side

The side of the offensive formation that includes a tight end.