Top Linebacker prospects 2021 NFL Draft

LINEBACKER PROSPECT RANKING 2021 NFL DRAFT

The 2021 Linebacker draft class is good but not great, with only one prospect being worthy of a top 10 pick. Star line-backer for the Lions, Micah Parsons, is, without doubt, the top prospect at the position; he had a really strong 2019 season, finishing with over 100 tackles, 5 sacks, and 4 forced fumbles, and was a finalist for the Butkus Award.

He has everything an NFL team could want. The only thing that stops him from being drafted higher is the position (Inside Linebacker) he plays. The top outside linebacker prospect is Notre Dames's Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah; he's an explosive and versatile player whose only knock is his lack of ideal physical traits. He has had a strong 2020 season, at a time when a lot of other players have opted out, and that helped him in showcasing his skills.

The rest of the class is filled with excellent talent, with 11 prospects having our 80 plus rating (Quality prospect) assigned to them.

Player Rankings - Linebacker prospects

# Player Pos Coll Weight Height 40YD AVG POS RANK AVG OVR RANK Rating Summary
1

Micah
Parsons

LB
Penn State   Mascot
Penn State Mascot
244lbs 6-2 4.39 1 5.7 93 Star line-backer for the Lions, Micah Parsons looks to be the top prospect at his position and a top 10 pick in the 2021 draft. Mi...
2

Jeremiah
Owusu- Koram...

LB
Notre Dame   Mascot
Notre Dame Mascot
215lbs 6-1 4.42 5 25.7 91 One of the top LB prospects in the 2021 draft. An explosive and versatile player whose only knock is his lack of ideal physical tr...
3

Zaven
Collins

LB
Tulsa   Mascot
Tulsa Mascot
260lbs 6-4 4.80 6 30 90 One of the top 5 edge players in the 2021 draft Zaven is expected to hear his name called towards the end of the first or early in...
4

Nick
Bolton

LB
Missouri   Mascot
Missouri Mascot
232lbs 6-0 4.60 7 31.9 89 Seen by many as the second best inside linebacker prospect (after Micah Parsons), Bolton is explosive and can range from side...
5

Jabril
Cox

LB
LSU   Mascot
LSU Mascot
231lbs 6-4 4.63 21 68.1 88 Cox forms part of a great group of linebackers in the 2021 class showing great size and speed. He was an FCS transfer who has made...
6

Azeez
Ojulari

LB
Georgia   Mascot
Georgia Mascot
240lbs 6-3 4.60 14 52.3 88 After an impressive showing at the Peach Bowl there are a lot of eyes on Azees Ojulari - certainly doesn't hurt a prospect'...
7

Joseph
Ossai

LB
Texas   Mascot
Texas Mascot
253lbs 6-4 4.63 12 42.3 88 The 6'4" Longhorn has entered the draft as one of the top pass rushing prospects. Ossai plays hard and is a dynamic prese...
8

Chris
Rumph II

LB
Duke   Mascot
Duke Mascot
235lbs 6-4 4.70 27 104.5 86 Chris is the son of Chris Rumph Sr, the outside linebackers coach for the Houston Texans. Rumph has been an impressive presence fo...
9

Jamin
Davis

LB
Kentucky   Mascot
Kentucky Mascot
234lbs 6-4 4.44 38 175 85 Davis has been rocketing up draft boards recently - in January he was ranked as the 12th best prospect, but now, mainly due to a v...
10

Chazz
Surratt

LB
North Carolina   Mascot
North Carolina Mascot
225lbs 6-2 4.58 19 66.1 84 When you see Chazz Surratt flying around the field as one of the most athletic linebacker prospects in the draft it is hard to ima...
11

Pete
Werner

LB
Ohio State   Mascot
Ohio State Mascot
242lbs 6-3 4.58 23 76.2 83 A member of the most talented linebacker unit in college football, he possesses the type of all-around skill set that enables him ...
12

Dylan
Moses

LB
Alabama   Mascot
Alabama Mascot
240lbs 6-3 4.62 15 54.3 83 After missing the whole of the 2019 season with an ACL injury Dylan was able to bounce back and enjoy a good 2020 season in which ...