Linebacker Rankings 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.

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Player Rankings - Linebacker

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

Micah
Parsons

LB
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244lbs 6-2 4.39 1 5.7
93.0
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
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215lbs 6-1 4.42 2 25.7
91.0
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
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260lbs 6-4 4.80 3 30
90.0
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
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232lbs 6-0 4.60 4 31.9
89.0
Seen by many as the second best inside linebacker prospect (after Micah Parsons), Bolton is explosive and can range from side...
5

Joseph
Ossai

OLB/ED
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253lbs 6-4 4.63 6 42.3
88.0
The 6'4" Longhorn has entered the draft as one of the top pass rushing prospects. Ossai plays hard and is a dynamic prese...
6

Azeez
Ojulari

OLB/ED
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240lbs 6-3 4.60 8 52.3
88.0
After an impressive showing at the Peach Bowl there are a lot of eyes on Azees Ojulari - certainly doesn't hurt a prospect'...
7

Jabril
Cox

LB
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231lbs 6-4 4.63 11 68.1
88.0
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...
8

Chris
Rumph II

OLB/ED
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235lbs 6-4 4.70 16 104.5
86.0
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
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234lbs 6-4 4.44 25 175
85.0
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
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225lbs 6-2 4.58 10 66.1
84.0
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

Dylan
Moses

LB
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240lbs 6-3 4.62 9 54.3
83.0
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 ...
12

Pete
Werner

LB
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242lbs 6-3 4.58 12 76.2
83.0
A member of the most talented linebacker unit in college football, he possesses the type of all-around skill set that enables him ...

2021 NFL Draft Athleticism Chart - Linebacker

We've compared players post combine 40 times and weight and charted them on the scatter chart below. You'll find the 40 time on the Y-axis and on the X-axis the weight in pounds.
The exceptional athletic freaks (determined by the combination of speed vs weight) will be found at the top right of the chart while the less impressive athletes will be sitting towards the bottom left.

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2021 NFL Draft Athleticism Chart - Linebacker

We've compared players 40 times and weight and charted them on the scatter chart below. You'll find the 40 time on the Y-axis and on the X-axis the weight in pounds.
The exceptional athletic freaks (determined by the combination of speed vs weight) will be found at the top right of the chart while the less impressive athletes will be sitting towards the bottom left.

Check back after the combine as these numbers are likely to change.