2023 NFL Draft - Inside Linebackers

Most Recent Update: 5/16/2022 7:00 PM EST



Rank O/A Chng Player/School Ht/Wt Elig. BIO
1
19
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Noah Sewell
Oregon
6'3"
251
JR
2
76
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Edefuan Ulofoshio
Washington
6'0"
235
RJR
3
99
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Jack Campbell
Iowa
6'5"
243
SR
4
109
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Merlin Robertson
Arizona State
6'2"
240
RJR
5
120
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Amari Gainer
Florida State
6'3"
237
RSR
6
202
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Avery Roberts
Oregon State
6'1"
234
RSR
7
212
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Payton Wilson
NC State
6'3"
235
RJR
8
250
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Dillon Doyle
Baylor
6'2"
235
RSR
9
275
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M.J. Sherman
Georgia
6'2"
250
JR
10
279
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Jordan Strachan
South Carolina
6'5"
243
RSR
11
291
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Drew Sanders
Alabama
6'4"
244
JR

Glossary of Terms
Linebacker Position
Inside Linebacker (ILB)

A box player who plays behind the defensive line, usually makes defensive calls.

Outside Linebacker

In a 3-4 defense is considered an EDGE/blitzing player, in a 4-3 defense is a coverage and/or run-stuffing player.

Off-Ball Linebacker (Drafttek's OLB)

An off-ball linebacker is usually the smaller of the two middle linebackers in a 3-4 system. These linebackers are more often in pass coverage and often act as the cleanup guy on running plays as opposed to the linebacker that makes first contact.

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.

















2023 Position Rankings
-- Inside Linebackers --
Most Recent Update:5/16/2022


Position Rank

1

Overall Rank

19

Noah Sewell

Oregon

JR

Height:

6'3"

Weight:

251

Position Rank

2

Overall Rank

76

Edefuan Ulofoshio

Washington

RJR

Height:

6'0"

Weight:

235

Position Rank

3

Overall Rank

99

Jack Campbell

Iowa

SR

Height:

6'5"

Weight:

243

Position Rank

4

Overall Rank

109

Merlin Robertson

Arizona State

RJR

Height:

6'2"

Weight:

240

Position Rank

5

Overall Rank

120

Amari Gainer

Florida State

RSR

Height:

6'3"

Weight:

237

Position Rank

6

Overall Rank

202

Avery Roberts

Oregon State

RSR

Height:

6'1"

Weight:

234

Position Rank

7

Overall Rank

212

Payton Wilson

NC State

RJR

Height:

6'3"

Weight:

235

Position Rank

8

Overall Rank

250

Dillon Doyle

Baylor

RSR

Height:

6'2"

Weight:

235

Position Rank

9

Overall Rank

275

M.J. Sherman

Georgia

JR

Height:

6'2"

Weight:

250

Position Rank

10

Overall Rank

279

Jordan Strachan

South Carolina

RSR

Height:

6'5"

Weight:

243

Position Rank

11

Overall Rank

291

Drew Sanders

Alabama

JR

Height:

6'4"

Weight:

244