2020 NFL Draft - Outside Linebackers

Most Recent Update: 7/22/2019 7:00 PM EST



Rank O/A Chng Player/School Ht/Wt Elig. BIO
1
19
 -6
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Isaiah Simmons
Clemson
6'4"
225
RJR
2
38
 +3
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Michael Divinity Jr.
LSU
6'2"
238
SR
3
54
 +8
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Michael Pinckney
Miami (FL)
6'1"
220
SR
4
73
 +13
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Anthony Hines
Texas A&M
6'3"
226
RSO
5
78
 -5
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Willie Gay Jr.
Mississippi State
6'2"
235
JR
6
90
 +4
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Anfernee Jennings
Alabama
6'3"
259
RSR
7
96
 -1
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K'Lavon Chaisson
LSU
6'4"
238
RSO
8
99
 +1
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Kenneth Murray
Oklahoma
6'2"
238
JR
9
134
 +10
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Carter Coughlin
Minnesota
6'4"
245
SR
10
144
 +40
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Richard Moore
SMU
6'0"
230
RSR
11
191
 -12
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Josh Uche
Michigan
6'3"
238
SR
12
237
 +3
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Davion Taylor
Colorado
6'2"
220
SR
13
256
 +12
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Marcel Spears Jr.
Iowa State
6'1"
215
RSR
14
265
 -29
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Khalil Brooks
MTSU
5'11"
206
RSR
15
274
 +14
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Jahad Woods
Washington State
6'0"
225
RJR
16
277
 -15
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Khaleke Hudson
Michigan
6'0"
220
SR
17
278
 +12
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Caleb Kelly
Oklahoma
6'3"
231
SR
18
282
 +20
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Kyahva Tezino
San Diego State
6'0"
230
SR
19
283
 +27
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Justin Strnad
Wake Forest
6'3"
230
RSR
20
303
 -6
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Keandre Jones
Maryland
6'2"
228
SR
21
306
 +21
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Joshua Ross
Michigan
6'2"
225
JR
22
319
 -12
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Bryan London II
Texas State
6'2"
232
SR
23
325
 +23
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Chapelle Russell
Temple
6'1"
215
SR
24
330
 -36
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Christian Albright
Ball State
6'2"
233
JR
25
331
 -9
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Jabril Cox
North Dakota State
6'3"
227
RJR
26
365
 -8
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Shaun Bradley
Temple
6'1"
225
SR
27
371
 -8
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Jesse Osuna
San Jose State
6'0"
223
RSR
28
388
 +379
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Perry Young
Cincinnati
5'11"
220
SR
29
390
 +380
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Ricky DeBerry
Towson
6'2"
245
SR
30
392
 +375
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Najee Clayton
Western Michigan
6'2"
220
SR


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.