2022 NFL Draft - 4-3 OLBs

Most Recent Update: 11/25/2021 7:00 PM EST



Rank O/A Chng Player/School Ht/Wt Elig. BIO
1
64
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Brandon Smith
Penn State
6'3"
240
JR
2
83
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Zakoby McClain
Auburn
6'0"
220
SR
3
102
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Nolan Smith
Georgia
6'3"
235
JR
4
139
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Jojo Domann
Nebraska
6'1"
230
SR
5
140
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Jack Campbell
Iowa
6'5"
243
JR
6
143
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Merlin Robertson
Arizona State
6'3"
250
JR
7
173
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Payton Wilson
North Carolina State
6'4"
235
RSO
8
196
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Luke Masterson
Wake Forest
6'2"
231
RSR
9
226
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Bumper Pool
Arkansas
6'0"
230
SR
10
251
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Riko Jeffers
Texas Tech
6'2"
235
SR
11
257
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Amari Gainer
Florida State
6'3"
232
RSO
12
262
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Darien Butler
Arizona State
6'0"
225
SR
13
265
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Nephi Sewell
Utah
6'0"
228
JR
14
308
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Trey Baldwin
Louisiana Tech
6'2"
233
RSR
15
310
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Kuony Deng
California
6'6"
245
GR
16
316
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Darrian Beavers
Cincinnati
6'3"
242
RSO
17
335
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Josh Ross
Michigan
6'2"
230
SR
18
351
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Caden McDonald
San Diego State
6'3"
235
RSR
19
360
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Riley Whimpey
Boise State
6'1"
216
RSR
20
361
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D.Q. Thomas
Middle Tennessee
6'1"
216
RSR
21
371
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Cameron Goode
California
6'4"
245
RSR
22
385
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Hayes Maples
Southern Miss
6'2"
221
RSO
23
391
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Chandler Wooten
Arizona
6'3"
232
SR
24
405
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Kadofi Wright
Buffalo
6'3"
230
RSR
25
410
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Terry Myrick
Eastern Michigan
6'0"
217
SR
26
415
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D'Marco Jackson
Appalachian State
6'1"
225
RSR
27
416
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Carson Wells
Colorado
6'4"
250
RJR
28
420
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Baylon Spector
Clemson
6'2"
230
GR
29
433
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J.J. Weaver
Kentucky
6'5"
241
RSO
30
448
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Jeremiah Moon
Florida
6'5"
250
SR
31
467
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Christian Albright
Ball State
6'2"
240
RSR
32
473
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Traveion Webster
UL-Monroe
6'1"
211
SR
33
480
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Chris Bergin
Northwestern
5'11"
215
GR
34
482
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Enock Makonzo
Coastal Carolina
5'11"
195
RSR
35
490
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Joey Noble
New Mexico
6'3"
245
SR
36
496
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Jireh Wilson
East Carolina
6'3"
201
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.



















2022 Position Rankings
-- 43 Outside Linebackers --
Most Recent Update:11/25/2021


Position Rank

1

Overall Rank

64

Brandon Smith

Penn State

JR

Height:

6'3"

Weight:

240

Position Rank

2

Overall Rank

83

Zakoby McClain

Auburn

SR

Height:

6'0"

Weight:

220

Position Rank

3

Overall Rank

102

Nolan Smith

Georgia

JR

Height:

6'3"

Weight:

235

Position Rank

4

Overall Rank

139

Jojo Domann

Nebraska

SR

Height:

6'1"

Weight:

230

Position Rank

5

Overall Rank

140

Jack Campbell

Iowa

JR

Height:

6'5"

Weight:

243

Position Rank

6

Overall Rank

143

Merlin Robertson

Arizona State

JR

Height:

6'3"

Weight:

250

Position Rank

7

Overall Rank

173

Payton Wilson

North Carolina State

RSO

Height:

6'4"

Weight:

235

Position Rank

8

Overall Rank

196

Luke Masterson

Wake Forest

RSR

Height:

6'2"

Weight:

231

Position Rank

9

Overall Rank

226

Bumper Pool

Arkansas

SR

Height:

6'0"

Weight:

230

Position Rank

10

Overall Rank

251

Riko Jeffers

Texas Tech

SR

Height:

6'2"

Weight:

235

Position Rank

11

Overall Rank

257

Amari Gainer

Florida State

RSO

Height:

6'3"

Weight:

232

Position Rank

12

Overall Rank

262

Darien Butler

Arizona State

SR

Height:

6'0"

Weight:

225

Position Rank

13

Overall Rank

265

Nephi Sewell

Utah

JR

Height:

6'0"

Weight:

228

Position Rank

14

Overall Rank

308

Trey Baldwin

Louisiana Tech

RSR

Height:

6'2"

Weight:

233

Position Rank

15

Overall Rank

310

Kuony Deng

California

GR

Height:

6'6"

Weight:

245

Position Rank

16

Overall Rank

316

Darrian Beavers

Cincinnati

RSO

Height:

6'3"

Weight:

242

Position Rank

17

Overall Rank

335

Josh Ross

Michigan

SR

Height:

6'2"

Weight:

230

Position Rank

18

Overall Rank

351

Caden McDonald

San Diego State

RSR

Height:

6'3"

Weight:

235

Position Rank

19

Overall Rank

360

Riley Whimpey

Boise State

RSR

Height:

6'1"

Weight:

216

Position Rank

20

Overall Rank

361

D.Q. Thomas

Middle Tennessee

RSR

Height:

6'1"

Weight:

216

Position Rank

21

Overall Rank

371

Cameron Goode

California

RSR

Height:

6'4"

Weight:

245

Position Rank

22

Overall Rank

385

Hayes Maples

Southern Miss

RSO

Height:

6'2"

Weight:

221

Position Rank

23

Overall Rank

391

Chandler Wooten

Arizona

SR

Height:

6'3"

Weight:

232

Position Rank

24

Overall Rank

405

Kadofi Wright

Buffalo

RSR

Height:

6'3"

Weight:

230

Position Rank

25

Overall Rank

410

Terry Myrick

Eastern Michigan

SR

Height:

6'0"

Weight:

217

Position Rank

26

Overall Rank

415

D'Marco Jackson

Appalachian State

RSR

Height:

6'1"

Weight:

225

Position Rank

27

Overall Rank

416

Carson Wells

Colorado

RJR

Height:

6'4"

Weight:

250

Position Rank

28

Overall Rank

420

Baylon Spector

Clemson

GR

Height:

6'2"

Weight:

230

Position Rank

29

Overall Rank

433

J.J. Weaver

Kentucky

RSO

Height:

6'5"

Weight:

241

Position Rank

30

Overall Rank

448

Jeremiah Moon

Florida

SR

Height:

6'5"

Weight:

250

Position Rank

31

Overall Rank

467

Christian Albright

Ball State

RSR

Height:

6'2"

Weight:

240

Position Rank

32

Overall Rank

473

Traveion Webster

UL-Monroe

SR

Height:

6'1"

Weight:

211

Position Rank

33

Overall Rank

480

Chris Bergin

Northwestern

GR

Height:

5'11"

Weight:

215

Position Rank

34

Overall Rank

482

Enock Makonzo

Coastal Carolina

RSR

Height:

5'11"

Weight:

195

Position Rank

35

Overall Rank

490

Joey Noble

New Mexico

SR

Height:

6'3"

Weight:

245

Position Rank

36

Overall Rank

496

Jireh Wilson

East Carolina

RSO

Height:

6'3"

Weight:

201