2023 NFL Draft - Inside Linebackers

Most Recent Update: 1/29/2023 7:00 PM EST



Rank O/A Chng Player/School Ht/Wt Elig. BIO
1
28
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Noah Sewell
Oregon
6'3"
251
JR
2
45
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Drew Sanders
Arkansas
6'4"
244
JR
3
48
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Henry To'o To'o
Alabama
6'2"
228
RJR
4
82
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Jack Campbell
Iowa
6'5"
243
SR
5
104
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Dorian Williams
Tulane
6'2"
225
SR
6
109
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Ivan Pace Jr.
Cincinnati
6'0"
239
SR
7
143
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Troy Brown
Ole Miss
6'1"
220
SR
8
154
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Carlton Martial
Troy
5'9"
210
RSR
9
155
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SirVocea Dennis
Pitt
6'1"
230
SR
10
212
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Dillon Doyle
Baylor
6'2"
235
RSR
11
234
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Cam Jones
Indiana
6'3"
228
RSR
12
283
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Dax Hollifield
Virginia Tech
6'1"
245
SR
13
335
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Shaka Heyward
Duke
6'3"
240
RSR
14
358
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Kyle Soelle
Arizona State
6'4"
235
RSR
15
367
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James Patterson
Buffalo
6'0"
230
GR
16
374
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Jordan Strachan
South Carolina
6'5"
243
RSR
17
399
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Ryan Greenhagen
Fordham
6'1"
245
GR
18
410
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Mohamoud Diabete
Utah
6'5"
222
SR
19
441
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Jack Colletto
Oregon State
6'3"
239
RSR

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:1/29/2023


Position Rank

1

Overall Rank

28

Noah Sewell

Oregon

JR

Height:

6'3"

Weight:

251

Position Rank

2

Overall Rank

45

Drew Sanders

Arkansas

JR

Height:

6'4"

Weight:

244

Position Rank

3

Overall Rank

48

Henry To'o To'o

Alabama

RJR

Height:

6'2"

Weight:

228

Position Rank

4

Overall Rank

82

Jack Campbell

Iowa

SR

Height:

6'5"

Weight:

243

Position Rank

5

Overall Rank

104

Dorian Williams

Tulane

SR

Height:

6'2"

Weight:

225

Position Rank

6

Overall Rank

109

Ivan Pace Jr.

Cincinnati

SR

Height:

6'0"

Weight:

239

Position Rank

7

Overall Rank

143

Troy Brown

Ole Miss

SR

Height:

6'1"

Weight:

220

Position Rank

8

Overall Rank

154

Carlton Martial

Troy

RSR

Height:

5'9"

Weight:

210

Position Rank

9

Overall Rank

155

SirVocea Dennis

Pitt

SR

Height:

6'1"

Weight:

230

Position Rank

10

Overall Rank

212

Dillon Doyle

Baylor

RSR

Height:

6'2"

Weight:

235

Position Rank

11

Overall Rank

234

Cam Jones

Indiana

RSR

Height:

6'3"

Weight:

228

Position Rank

12

Overall Rank

283

Dax Hollifield

Virginia Tech

SR

Height:

6'1"

Weight:

245

Position Rank

13

Overall Rank

335

Shaka Heyward

Duke

RSR

Height:

6'3"

Weight:

240

Position Rank

14

Overall Rank

358

Kyle Soelle

Arizona State

RSR

Height:

6'4"

Weight:

235

Position Rank

15

Overall Rank

367

James Patterson

Buffalo

GR

Height:

6'0"

Weight:

230

Position Rank

16

Overall Rank

374

Jordan Strachan

South Carolina

RSR

Height:

6'5"

Weight:

243

Position Rank

17

Overall Rank

399

Ryan Greenhagen

Fordham

GR

Height:

6'1"

Weight:

245

Position Rank

18

Overall Rank

410

Mohamoud Diabete

Utah

SR

Height:

6'5"

Weight:

222

Position Rank

19

Overall Rank

441

Jack Colletto

Oregon State

RSR

Height:

6'3"

Weight:

239