2023 NFL Draft - Inside Linebackers

Most Recent Update: 9/30/2022 7:00 PM EST



Rank O/A Chng Player/School Ht/Wt Elig. BIO
1
17
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Noah Sewell
Oregon
6'3"
251
JR
2
45
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Henry To'o To'o
Alabama
6'2"
228
RJR
3
53
 +275
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Drew Sanders
Alabama
6'4"
244
JR
4
77
 +245
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Ivan Pace Jr.
Cincinnati
6'0"
239
SR
5
87
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Justin Flowe
Oregon
6'2"
237
RSO
6
95
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Jack Campbell
Iowa
6'5"
243
SR
7
132
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Dorian Williams
Tulane
6'2"
225
SR
8
143
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Amari Gainer
Florida State
6'3"
237
RSR
9
161
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SirVocea Dennis
Pitt
6'1"
230
SR
10
175
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Darius Muasau
UCLA
6'1"
230
SR
11
195
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Tyler Grubbs
Louisiana Tech
6'1"
224
RSO
12
221
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Cam Jones
Indiana
6'3"
228
RSR
13
254
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Dax Hollifield
Virginia Tech
6'1"
245
SR
14
284
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Avery Roberts
Oregon State
6'1"
234
RSR
15
337
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Dillon Doyle
Baylor
6'2"
235
RSR
16
346
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Edefuan Ulofoshio
Washington
6'0"
235
RJR
17
350
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Omar Speights
Oregon State
6'1"
237
JR
18
376
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Jackson Sirmon
California
6'3"
235
RSR
19
378
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M.J. Sherman
Georgia
6'2"
250
JR
20
381
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James Patterson
Buffalo
6'0"
230
GR
21
392
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Jordan Strachan
South Carolina
6'5"
243
RSR
22
395
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Carlton Martial
Troy
5'9"
210
RSR
23
404
 NEW
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Tommy Eichenberg
Ohio State
6'2"
239
SR
24
417
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Jacob Dobbs
Holy Cross
6'0"
237
SR
25
449
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Ryan Greenhagen
Fordham
6'1"
245
GR
26
472
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Mohamoud Diabete
Utah
6'5"
222
SR

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:9/30/2022


Position Rank

1

Overall Rank

17

Noah Sewell

Oregon

JR

Height:

6'3"

Weight:

251

Position Rank

2

Overall Rank

45

Henry To'o To'o

Alabama

RJR

Height:

6'2"

Weight:

228

Position Rank

3

Overall Rank

53

Drew Sanders

Alabama

JR

Height:

6'4"

Weight:

244

Position Rank

4

Overall Rank

77

Ivan Pace Jr.

Cincinnati

SR

Height:

6'0"

Weight:

239

Position Rank

5

Overall Rank

87

Justin Flowe

Oregon

RSO

Height:

6'2"

Weight:

237

Position Rank

6

Overall Rank

95

Jack Campbell

Iowa

SR

Height:

6'5"

Weight:

243

Position Rank

7

Overall Rank

132

Dorian Williams

Tulane

SR

Height:

6'2"

Weight:

225

Position Rank

8

Overall Rank

143

Amari Gainer

Florida State

RSR

Height:

6'3"

Weight:

237

Position Rank

9

Overall Rank

161

SirVocea Dennis

Pitt

SR

Height:

6'1"

Weight:

230

Position Rank

10

Overall Rank

175

Darius Muasau

UCLA

SR

Height:

6'1"

Weight:

230

Position Rank

11

Overall Rank

195

Tyler Grubbs

Louisiana Tech

RSO

Height:

6'1"

Weight:

224

Position Rank

12

Overall Rank

221

Cam Jones

Indiana

RSR

Height:

6'3"

Weight:

228

Position Rank

13

Overall Rank

254

Dax Hollifield

Virginia Tech

SR

Height:

6'1"

Weight:

245

Position Rank

14

Overall Rank

284

Avery Roberts

Oregon State

RSR

Height:

6'1"

Weight:

234

Position Rank

15

Overall Rank

337

Dillon Doyle

Baylor

RSR

Height:

6'2"

Weight:

235

Position Rank

16

Overall Rank

346

Edefuan Ulofoshio

Washington

RJR

Height:

6'0"

Weight:

235

Position Rank

17

Overall Rank

350

Omar Speights

Oregon State

JR

Height:

6'1"

Weight:

237

Position Rank

18

Overall Rank

376

Jackson Sirmon

California

RSR

Height:

6'3"

Weight:

235

Position Rank

19

Overall Rank

378

M.J. Sherman

Georgia

JR

Height:

6'2"

Weight:

250

Position Rank

20

Overall Rank

381

James Patterson

Buffalo

GR

Height:

6'0"

Weight:

230

Position Rank

21

Overall Rank

392

Jordan Strachan

South Carolina

RSR

Height:

6'5"

Weight:

243

Position Rank

22

Overall Rank

395

Carlton Martial

Troy

RSR

Height:

5'9"

Weight:

210

Position Rank

23

Overall Rank

404

Tommy Eichenberg

Ohio State

SR

Height:

6'2"

Weight:

239

Position Rank

24

Overall Rank

417

Jacob Dobbs

Holy Cross

SR

Height:

6'0"

Weight:

237

Position Rank

25

Overall Rank

449

Ryan Greenhagen

Fordham

GR

Height:

6'1"

Weight:

245

Position Rank

26

Overall Rank

472

Mohamoud Diabete

Utah

SR

Height:

6'5"

Weight:

222