2020 NFL Draft

Top Inside Linebackers

Most Recent Update: 6/11/2019 7:00 PM EST



Rank O/A Chng Player/School Ht/Wt Elig. BIO
1
14
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Dylan Moses
Alabama
6'3"
233
JR
2
45
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Shaquille Quarterman
Miami
6'1"
240
SR
3
46
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Jacob Phillips
LSU
6'4"
229
JR
4
80
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Malik Harrison
Ohio State
6'3"
245
SR
5
83
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Dontavious Jackson
Florida State
6'3"
233
SR
6
91
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Troy Dye
Oregon
6'4"
224
SR
7
95
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Joe Bachie
Michigan State
6'2"
238
SR
8
110
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Paddy Fisher
Northwestern
6'4"
241
JR
9
111
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Tuf Borland
Ohio State
6'1"
230
JR
10
134
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Jeffrey McCulloch
Texas
6'3"
245
SR
11
162
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Erroll Thompson
Mississippi State
6'1"
250
JR
12
166
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Krys Barnes
UCLA
6'1"
235
RJR
13
171
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Pete Werner
Ohio State
6'3"
236
JR
14
180
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Cam Brown
Penn State
6'5"
230
SR
15
188
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Rayshard Ashby
Virginia Tech
5'10"
230
JR
16
193
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T.J. Brunson
South Carolina
6'0"
230
SR
17
196
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Mohamed Barry
Nebraska
6'1"
230
SR
18
222
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Evan Weaver
California
6'3"
245
SR
19
225
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Patrick Queen
LSU
6'2"
232
JR
20
226
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Dante Olson
Montana
6'3"
237
SR
21
238
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Colin Schooler
Arizona
6'0"
236
JR
22
240
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David Reese II
Florida
6'1"
248
SR
23
254
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Leo Lewis
Mississippi State
6'2"
245
SR
24
258
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Cale Garrett
Missouri
6'3"
230
SR
25
261
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Logan Wilson
Wyoming
6'2"
250
RSR
26
263
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Kamal Martin
Minnesota
6'3"
235
SR
27
281
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De'Jon Harris
Arkansas
6'0"
244
SR
28
293
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Daniel Bituli
Tennessee
6'3"
244
SR
29
313
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Sage Lewis
FIU
6'1"
240
SR
30
317
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Monty Rice
Georgia
6'1"
235
JR
31
321
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Baron Browning
Ohio State
6'3"
248
JR
32
327
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Clay Johnston
Baylor
6'1"
236
SR
33
335
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Markus Bailey
Purdue
6'1"
240
RSR
34
341
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Asmar Bilal
Notre Dame
6'2"
227
RSR
35
344
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Mykal Walker
Fresno State
6'3"
220
SR
36
347
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Nate Evans
Central Florida
6'1"
244
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.