Linebacker Rankings 2023 NFL Draft

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Player Rankings - Linebacker

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

Will
Anderson Jr....

OLB/ED
Alabama   Mascot
Alabama Mascot
243lbs 6-4 4.56 1 1.4
91.6
His spin is his best move, tight and quick to the point that blockers don’t have time to react to it. His closing burst is outstan...
2

Henry
To'oTo'o

LB
Alabama   Mascot
Alabama Mascot
228lbs 6-2 4.52 6 43
89.9
Henry To'oTo'o has been a very successful leader of the Alabama defense and has put good tackling numbers during his stint at both...
3

Trenton
Simpson

LB
Clemson   Mascot
Clemson Mascot
240lbs 6-3 4.39 2 24.2
89.5
Showed initial quickness and good flexibility to dip and bend. Simpson has active hands and suddenness to his movements, demonstra...
4

DeMarvion
Overshown

LB
Texas   Mascot
Texas Mascot
224lbs 6-4 4.53 10 68.8
88.9
Gets pressures on inside stunts and was too explosive for college guards to handle. Overshown has enough speed to chase and run i...
5

Nolan
Smith

OLB/ED
Georgia   Mascot
Georgia Mascot
235lbs 6-3 4.51 3 27.3
88.8
Can attack the edge with speed and has the flexibility to dip low and under the tackle's reach. He’s very good in coverage when l...
6

Noah
Sewell

LB
Oregon   Mascot
Oregon Mascot
253lbs 6-2 4.58 4 29.1
88.4
He’s a high-motor player, and Sewell shows good enough hand use, as well as a tight spin move, to win as an edge rusher. Sewell ...
7

Andre
Carter II

OLB/ED
Army   Mascot
Army Mascot
260lbs 6-7 4.60 5 36.9
88.3
Andre Carter II is an incredible athlete with a massive wing span, elite agility, and change of direction skills with the speed to...
8

Owen
Pappoe

LB
Auburn   Mascot
Auburn Mascot
225lbs 6-1 4.32 14 89.7
86.8
Pappoe may not be the biggest or strongest linebacker prospect in the SEC, but he does flash the kind of elite playmaking ability ...
9

Zion
Tupuola-Fetu...

OLB/ED
Washington   Mascot
Washington Mascot
241lbs 6-4 4.80 11 72.5
86.4
Tupuola-Fetui has the quickness and flexibility to consistently dip and bend around the edge. Accelerates rapidly and has a grea...
10

Drew
Sanders

OLB/ED
Arkansas   Mascot
Arkansas Mascot
232lbs 6-5 4.53 7 47.3
86.0
He’s at his best in the pass rush. While he’s undersized for the edge, Sanders is flexible and twitchy, showing an explosive first...
11

Jack
Campbell

LB
Iowa   Mascot
Iowa Mascot
246lbs 6-5 4.70 9 64.6
85.4
He’s a sure and violent wrap-up tackler with sideline-to-sideline range. He’s an excellent tackler in space, showing loose hips an...
12

Jacoby
Windmon

OLB/ED
Michigan State   Mascot
Michigan State Mascot
230lbs 6-2 4.70 26 184.5
83.8
Windmon has the quickness and flexibility to consistently dip and bend around the edge. Quick to read run, showing good agility ...

2023 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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2023 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.