Linebacker Rankings 2023 NFL Draft

YOUR NFL GM VS. AUTODRAFT

Ever wondered what would happen if your favorite team just went into the draft without doing any independent research, without studying hours of tape, or even listening to team scouts? Well, after many years of watching NFL teams making numerous questionable ‘reaches’ in the draft, and totally ignoring the prevailing wisdom - we decided to re-examine all your team’s drafts over the last ten years.
The results are (sometimes) interesting – but what it really does show, is that on the whole - NFL teams would have done better by putting their feet up and just switching on autodraft.
Take a look, we have every team's draft since 2011 rated.

Player Rankings - Linebacker

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

Will
Anderson Jr....

LB/ED
Alabama   Mascot
Alabama Mascot
243lbs 6-4 4.56 1 1.9
93.7
Strengths Combination of size, length, and agility makes him a secure tackler in space. Could succeed as a free blitzer.Can attack...
2

Noah
Sewell

LB
Oregon   Mascot
Oregon Mascot
251lbs 6-3 4.60 4 20.1
90.6
Strengths Good all-around athlete with very good short-area quickness and fluidity. Very good playing strength and has worked hard...
3

Nolan
Smith

LB/ED
Georgia   Mascot
Georgia Mascot
235lbs 6-3 4.51 2 18.8
90.5
Strengths Ferocious against the run and very good in coverage, is extremely versatile. Despite his build, he holds up well in tra...
4

Trenton
Simpson

LB
Clemson   Mascot
Clemson Mascot
225lbs 6-3 4.52 3 20
90.0
Strengths He will always try to plow into the largest piles and has a good knack of ending up glued to the ballcarrier.A bit stiff...
5

Henry
To'oTo'o

LB
Alabama   Mascot
Alabama Mascot
228lbs 6-2 4.52 5 33.8
88.4
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...
6

Justin
Flowe

LB
Oregon   Mascot
Oregon Mascot
235lbs 6-2 4.57 6 48
86.7
Strengths Shows a burst to close. Flashes explosive hitting ability and good lateral and downfield pursuit.Flashes closing speed a...
7

Zion
Tupuola-Fetu...

LB/ED
Washington   Mascot
Washington Mascot
260lbs 6-4 4.80 7 61.8
84.1
Strengths Reacts well to draw plays and misdirection, sniffs out screens to his side of the field. Keeps his eyes in the backfield...
8

DeMarvion
Overshown

LB
Texas   Mascot
Texas Mascot
223lbs 6-4 4.53 8 64.9
83.9
Strengths Gets pressures on inside stunts and was too explosive for college guards to handle.Closes quickly on relatively immobile...
9

Owen
Pappoe

LB
Auburn   Mascot
Auburn Mascot
226lbs 6-1 4.38 11 85.3
83.1
Pappoe may not be the biggest or strongest linebacker prospect in the SEC, but he does flash the kind of elite playmaking ability ...
10

Brenton
Cox Jr.

LB/ED
Florida   Mascot
Florida Mascot
253lbs 6-4 4.71 9 78.3
82.9
Strengths He does not have the elite straight-line speed or quickness, but his strength and pass-rush ability.Quick to read run, s...
11

Andre
Carter II

LB/ED
Army   Mascot
Army Mascot
250lbs 6-7 4.71 10 81.5
82.6
Strengths Reads the quarterback to anticipate and is a candidate to play outside.Downhill defender and physical tackler. Uses his ...
12

Jack
Campbell

LB
Iowa   Mascot
Iowa Mascot
243lbs 6-5 4.70 12 85.7
82.4
Strengths Reacts well to draw plays and misdirection, sniffs out screens to his side of the field. Keeps his eyes in the backfield...

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.