2020 NFL Draft

Top Inside Linebackers

Most Recent Update: 10/6/2019 7:00 PM EST



Rank O/A Chng Player/School Ht/Wt Elig. BIO
1
23
 +87
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Troy Dye
Oregon
6'4"
224
SR
2
39
 +53
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Malik Harrison
Ohio State
6'3"
245
SR
3
46
 -3
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Jacob Phillips
LSU
6'4"
229
JR
4
48
 -11
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Shaquille Quarterman
Miami (FL)
6'1"
240
SR
5
86
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Dontavious Jackson
Florida State
6'3"
233
SR
6
102
 +6
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Tuf Borland
Ohio State
6'1"
230
JR
7
104
 +5
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Joe Bachie
Michigan State
6'2"
238
SR
8
109
 +6
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Jeffrey McCulloch
Texas
6'3"
245
SR
9
119
 +96
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Evan Weaver
California
6'3"
245
SR
10
128
 -3
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Paddy Fisher
Northwestern
6'4"
241
JR
11
136
 +8
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Erroll Thompson
Mississippi State
6'1"
250
JR
12
152
 +31
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Cam Brown
Penn State
6'5"
230
SR
13
163
 +11
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Krys Barnes
UCLA
6'1"
235
RJR
14
176
 +164
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Jordan Mack
Virginia
6'2"
230
SR
15
179
 +5
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Mohamed Barry
Nebraska
6'1"
230
SR
16
182
 -5
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Rayshard Ashby
Virginia Tech
5'10"
230
JR
17
195
 -15
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Pete Werner
Ohio State
6'3"
236
JR
18
215
 +11
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T.J. Brunson
South Carolina
6'0"
230
SR
19
222
 +21
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Patrick Queen
LSU
6'2"
232
JR
20
229
 +53
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Cale Garrett
Missouri
6'3"
230
SR
21
237
 -8
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Kamal Martin
Minnesota
6'3"
235
SR
22
241
 -144
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Markus Bailey
Purdue
6'1"
240
RSR
23
244
 +20
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David Reese II
Florida
6'1"
248
SR
24
246
 -29
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Colin Schooler
Arizona
6'0"
236
JR
25
253
 +10
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Logan Wilson
Wyoming
6'2"
250
RSR
26
258
 +19
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Dante Olson
Montana
6'3"
237
SR
27
274
 -26
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Leo Lewis
Mississippi State
6'2"
245
SR
28
283
 +10
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Daniel Bituli
Tennessee
6'3"
244
SR
29
285
 -39
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De'Jon Harris
Arkansas
6'0"
244
SR
30
297
 +3
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Sage Lewis
FIU
6'1"
240
SR
31
316
 +16
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Baron Browning
Ohio State
6'3"
248
JR
32
320
 -5
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Monty Rice
Georgia
6'1"
235
JR
33
327
 -6
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Mykal Walker
Fresno State
6'3"
220
SR
34
358
 -36
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Nate Evans
Central Florida
6'1"
244
SR
35
371
 -42
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Jordyn Brooks
Texas Tech
6'1"
245
SR
36
384
 -17
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Clay Johnston
Baylor
6'1"
236
SR
37
394
 NEW
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K.J. Britt
Auburn
6'0"
236
JR
38
396
 -24
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Asmar Bilal
Notre Dame
6'2"
227
RSR
39
414
 NEW
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Chad Smith
Clemson
6'3"
240
RSR
40
421
 NEW
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Markail Benton
Alabama
6'2"
235
RSO

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.