2020 NFL Draft

Top Inside Linebackers

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



Rank O/A Chng Player/School Ht/Wt Elig. BIO
1
22
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Patrick Queen
LSU
6'0"
229
JR
2
24
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Kenneth Murray
Oklahoma
6'2"
241
JR
3
49
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Malik Harrison
Ohio State
6'3"
247
SR
4
63
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Troy Dye
Oregon
6'3"
231
SR
5
83
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Jordyn Brooks
Texas Tech
6'0"
240
SR
6
109
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Jacob Phillips
LSU
6'3"
229
JR
7
112
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Logan Wilson
Wyoming
6'2"
241
RSR
8
124
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Cam Brown
Penn State
6'5"
233
SR
9
141
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Markus Bailey
Purdue
6'0"
235
RSR
10
167
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Joe Bachie
Michigan State
6'1"
230
SR
11
174
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Mykal Walker
Fresno State
6'3"
230
SR
12
180
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Evan Weaver
California
6'2"
237
SR
13
186
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Shaquille Quarterman
Miami (FL)
6'0"
234
SR
14
198
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Scoota Harris
Arkansas
6'0"
234
SR
15
203
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Francis Bernard
Utah State
6'0"
234
RSR
16
208
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Azur Kamara
Kansas
6'3"
245
SR
17
221
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David Woodward
Utah State
6'2"
230
SR
18
258
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Kamal Martin
Minnesota
6'3"
240
SR
19
298
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Daniel Bituli
Tennessee
6'2"
246
RJR
20
302
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Cale Garrett
Missouri
6'2"
234
SR
21
318
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Jordan Fehr
Appalachian State
6'3"
230
SR
22
327
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Dontavious Jackson
Florida State
6'3"
233
SR
23
330
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Mohamed Barry
Nebraska
6'1"
245
SR
24
340
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Krys Barnes
UCLA
6'1"
235
SR
25
353
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Tae Crowder
Georgia
6'3"
235
SR
26
390
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John Lako
Akron
6'2"
225
RSR
27
393
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David Reese II
Florida
6'1"
248
SR
28
408
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Nate Evans
Central Florida
6'1"
244
RSR
29
409
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Asmar Bilal
Notre Dame
6'2"
227
SR
30
417
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Javahn Ferguson
New Mexico State
6'1"
230
SR
31
422
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Chad Smith
Clemson
6'3"
240
SR
32
430
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Jonas Griffith
Indiana State
6'4"
250
RSR
33
438
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Jeffrey McCulloch
Texas
6'3"
245
SR
34
440
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Sage Lewis
FIU
6'1"
240
SR
35
445
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Leo Lewis
Mississippi State
6'2"
245
SR
36
463
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Dante Olson
Montana
6'3"
237
SR
37
471
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Christian Rozeboom
South Dakota State
6'3"
230
SR
38
485
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Curtis Robinson
Stanford
6'3"
231
SR
39
496
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Cooper Edmiston
Tulsa
6'3"
237
SR
40
538
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Clay Johnston
Baylor
6'1"
236
SR
41
563
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Thomas Barber
Minnesota
6'0"
240
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.