2022 NFL Draft - Inside Linebackers

Most Recent Update: 4/27/2022 7:00 PM EST



Rank O/A Chng Player/School Ht/Wt Elig. BIO
1
24
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Devin Lloyd
Utah
6'3"
232
RSR
2
31
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Nakobe Dean
Georgia
6'0"
225
JR
3
49
 +15
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Chad Muma
Wyoming
6'3"
242
SR
4
56
 +15
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Quay Walker
Georgia
6'4"
240
SR
5
61
 +15
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Troy Andersen
Montana State
6'3"
242
RSR
6
70
 +15
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Leo Chenal
Wisconsin
6'2"
260
JR
7
73
 +6
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Channing Tindall
Georgia
6'2"
230
SR
8
88
 -35
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Christian Harris
Alabama
6'2"
232
JR
9
138
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D'Marco Jackson
Appalachian State
6'1"
225
RSR
10
157
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Terrel Bernard
Baylor
6'1"
222
RSR
11
160
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Malcolm Rodriguez
Oklahoma State
5'11"
225
RSR
12
194
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Aaron Hansford
Texas A&M
6'4"
236
GR
13
195
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Damone Clark
LSU
6'3"
245
SR
14
205
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Jack Sanborn
Wisconsin
6'2"
235
RSR
15
219
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Darien Butler
Arizona State
6'0"
225
SR
16
231
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Ellis Brooks
Penn State
6'1"
233
RJR
17
248
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Nate Landman
Colorado
6'2"
236
SR
18
288
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Colin Schooler
Texas Tech
6'1"
230
GR
19
298
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Grant Morgan
Arkansas
5'11"
230
RSR
20
300
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James Skalski
Clemson
6'0"
240
GR
21
309
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Micah McFadden
Indiana
6'2"
227
SR
22
317
 NEW
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Mark Robinson
Ole Miss
5'11"
230
RSR
23
321
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Amari Burney
Florida
6'2"
224
SR
24
351
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James Patterson
Buffalo
6'0"
230
SR
25
355
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Olakunle Fatukasi
Rutgers
6'2"
240
SR
26
360
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Chance Campbell
Ole Miss
6'2"
233
SR
27
362
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Tyreek Maddox-Williams
Rutgers
6'1"
231
SR
28
380
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Jack Cochrane
South Dakota
6'3"
228
SR
29
394
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Tre Walker
Idaho State
6'0"
236
SR
30
397
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Diego Fagot
Navy
6'3"
240
SR
31
405
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Ferrod Gardner
Louisiana
6'1"
220
RSR
32
409
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Deandre Johnson
Miami (FL)
6'3"
253
RSR
33
422
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Justin Rice
Utah State
6'2"
230
GR
34
424
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Avery Roberts
Oregon State
6'1"
234
RJR
35
431
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Jake Hansen
Illinois
6'1"
230
RJR
36
432
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Kyle Harmon
San Jose State
6'0"
225
SR
37
464
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Lawson Hall
Nevada
6'0"
235
GR
38
486
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Caleb Johnson
UCLA
6'1"
230
RSR
39
488
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Trevor Harmanson
UTSA
6'3"
230
RSR
40
501
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Lakia Henry
Ole Miss
6'0"
235
SR
41
503
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Noah Wilder
UAB
6'0"
235
RSR
42
506
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DeAndre Square
Kentucky
6'1"
224
SR
43
534
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Daniel Hardy
Montana State
6'2"
239
SR
44
539
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Drew White
Notre Dame
6'0"
227
GR
45
558
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Brandon Martin
Ball State
6'0"
232
RSR
46
560
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Silas Kelly
Coastal Carolina
6'4"
230
GR

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
-- Inside Linebackers --
Most Recent Update:4/27/2022


Position Rank

1

Overall Rank

24

Devin Lloyd

Utah

RSR

Height:

6'3"

Weight:

232

Position Rank

2

Overall Rank

31

Nakobe Dean

Georgia

JR

Height:

6'0"

Weight:

225

Position Rank

3

Overall Rank

49

Chad Muma

Wyoming

SR

Height:

6'3"

Weight:

242

Position Rank

4

Overall Rank

56

Quay Walker

Georgia

SR

Height:

6'4"

Weight:

240

Position Rank

5

Overall Rank

61

Troy Andersen

Montana State

RSR

Height:

6'3"

Weight:

242

Position Rank

6

Overall Rank

70

Leo Chenal

Wisconsin

JR

Height:

6'2"

Weight:

260

Position Rank

7

Overall Rank

73

Channing Tindall

Georgia

SR

Height:

6'2"

Weight:

230

Position Rank

8

Overall Rank

88

Christian Harris

Alabama

JR

Height:

6'2"

Weight:

232

Position Rank

9

Overall Rank

138

D'Marco Jackson

Appalachian State

RSR

Height:

6'1"

Weight:

225

Position Rank

10

Overall Rank

157

Terrel Bernard

Baylor

RSR

Height:

6'1"

Weight:

222

Position Rank

11

Overall Rank

160

Malcolm Rodriguez

Oklahoma State

RSR

Height:

5'11"

Weight:

225

Position Rank

12

Overall Rank

194

Aaron Hansford

Texas A&M

GR

Height:

6'4"

Weight:

236

Position Rank

13

Overall Rank

195

Damone Clark

LSU

SR

Height:

6'3"

Weight:

245

Position Rank

14

Overall Rank

205

Jack Sanborn

Wisconsin

RSR

Height:

6'2"

Weight:

235

Position Rank

15

Overall Rank

219

Darien Butler

Arizona State

SR

Height:

6'0"

Weight:

225

Position Rank

16

Overall Rank

231

Ellis Brooks

Penn State

RJR

Height:

6'1"

Weight:

233

Position Rank

17

Overall Rank

248

Nate Landman

Colorado

SR

Height:

6'2"

Weight:

236

Position Rank

18

Overall Rank

288

Colin Schooler

Texas Tech

GR

Height:

6'1"

Weight:

230

Position Rank

19

Overall Rank

298

Grant Morgan

Arkansas

RSR

Height:

5'11"

Weight:

230

Position Rank

20

Overall Rank

300

James Skalski

Clemson

GR

Height:

6'0"

Weight:

240

Position Rank

21

Overall Rank

309

Micah McFadden

Indiana

SR

Height:

6'2"

Weight:

227

Position Rank

22

Overall Rank

317

Mark Robinson

Ole Miss

RSR

Height:

5'11"

Weight:

230

Position Rank

23

Overall Rank

321

Amari Burney

Florida

SR

Height:

6'2"

Weight:

224

Position Rank

24

Overall Rank

351

James Patterson

Buffalo

SR

Height:

6'0"

Weight:

230

Position Rank

25

Overall Rank

355

Olakunle Fatukasi

Rutgers

SR

Height:

6'2"

Weight:

240

Position Rank

26

Overall Rank

360

Chance Campbell

Ole Miss

SR

Height:

6'2"

Weight:

233

Position Rank

27

Overall Rank

362

Tyreek Maddox-Williams

Rutgers

SR

Height:

6'1"

Weight:

231

Position Rank

28

Overall Rank

380

Jack Cochrane

South Dakota

SR

Height:

6'3"

Weight:

228

Position Rank

29

Overall Rank

394

Tre Walker

Idaho State

SR

Height:

6'0"

Weight:

236

Position Rank

30

Overall Rank

397

Diego Fagot

Navy

SR

Height:

6'3"

Weight:

240

Position Rank

31

Overall Rank

405

Ferrod Gardner

Louisiana

RSR

Height:

6'1"

Weight:

220

Position Rank

32

Overall Rank

409

Deandre Johnson

Miami (FL)

RSR

Height:

6'3"

Weight:

253

Position Rank

33

Overall Rank

422

Justin Rice

Utah State

GR

Height:

6'2"

Weight:

230

Position Rank

34

Overall Rank

424

Avery Roberts

Oregon State

RJR

Height:

6'1"

Weight:

234

Position Rank

35

Overall Rank

431

Jake Hansen

Illinois

RJR

Height:

6'1"

Weight:

230

Position Rank

36

Overall Rank

432

Kyle Harmon

San Jose State

SR

Height:

6'0"

Weight:

225

Position Rank

37

Overall Rank

464

Lawson Hall

Nevada

GR

Height:

6'0"

Weight:

235

Position Rank

38

Overall Rank

486

Caleb Johnson

UCLA

RSR

Height:

6'1"

Weight:

230

Position Rank

39

Overall Rank

488

Trevor Harmanson

UTSA

RSR

Height:

6'3"

Weight:

230

Position Rank

40

Overall Rank

501

Lakia Henry

Ole Miss

SR

Height:

6'0"

Weight:

235

Position Rank

41

Overall Rank

503

Noah Wilder

UAB

RSR

Height:

6'0"

Weight:

235

Position Rank

42

Overall Rank

506

DeAndre Square

Kentucky

SR

Height:

6'1"

Weight:

224

Position Rank

43

Overall Rank

534

Daniel Hardy

Montana State

SR

Height:

6'2"

Weight:

239

Position Rank

44

Overall Rank

539

Drew White

Notre Dame

GR

Height:

6'0"

Weight:

227

Position Rank

45

Overall Rank

558

Brandon Martin

Ball State

RSR

Height:

6'0"

Weight:

232

Position Rank

46

Overall Rank

560

Silas Kelly

Coastal Carolina

GR

Height:

6'4"

Weight:

230