Linebacker Rankings 2025 NFL Draft

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LAST UPDATED: 02/28/2024

Player Rankings - Linebacker

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

Harold
Perkins Jr.

LB
LSU   Mascot
LSU Mascot
220lbs 6-2 4.45 1 15
86.0
Along with great instincts, he’s an explosive mover. Perkins can disrupt plays in the backfield due to his ability to read and react...
2

Barrett
Carter

LB
Clemson   Mascot
Clemson Mascot
230lbs 6-1 4.55 2 21
85.2
Effective in pursuit when chasing down backs as a run defender. Carter has the athleticism to cover a lot of ground when dropping...
3

Shawn
Murphy

LB
Alabama   Mascot
Alabama Mascot
224lbs 6-2 4.48 3 37
84.0
Murphy has value as an inside blitzer as well, showing the initial burst to shoot through gaps and disrupt the backfield. He’s a capable...
4

Danny
Stutsman

LB
Oklahoma   Mascot
Oklahoma Mascot
241lbs 6-4 4.62 4 46
83.4
Greet feel in coverage. Often arrives at the receiver at the same time as the ball, giving up few yards after the catch. Possesses...
5

Keaten
Wade

LB
/ED
Kentucky   Mascot
Kentucky Mascot
237lbs 6-5 4.45 5 60
81.5
He’s a capable blitzer with the ability to close quickly. He’s also very good in coverage, rangy with good awareness in zone coverage, and...
6

Jamon
Dumas-Johnso...

LB
Georgia   Mascot
Georgia Mascot
245lbs 6-1 4.64 9 61
81.4
Dumas-Johnson can be used as a rangy run defender inside, instinctive when it comes to locating the ball with the quickness to get to it...
7

Smael
Mondon Jr.

LB
Georgia   Mascot
Georgia Mascot
225lbs 6-3 4.46 10 62
81.4
Greet feel in coverage. Often arrives at the receiver at the same time as the ball, giving up few yards after the catch. Possesses...
8

Ben
Bywater

LB
BYU   Mascot
BYU Mascot
235lbs 6-3 4.61 8 112
78.7
Has a filled-out frame with good thickness. Plays at full speed at all times with an active motor and determined quickness in...
9

Deontae
Lawson

LB
Alabama   Mascot
Alabama Mascot
230lbs 6-2 4.60 3 127
78.0
Showed initial quickness and good flexibility to dip and bend. Lawson has active hands and suddenness to his movements, demonstrating the...
10

Eugene
Asante

LB
Auburn   Mascot
Auburn Mascot
222lbs 6-1 4.54 28 126
78.0
Keeps feet moving after initial contact. Jumps inside as a counter to typical rush, but needs to show a larger variety of moves. Good...
11

Eric
Gentry

LB
USC   Mascot
USC Mascot
215lbs 6-6 4.56 32 144
76.0
Gentry has quickness in his hands and uses his length effectively. He plays bigger than his listed size, with the functional strength and...
12

Khordae
Sydnor

LB
/ED
Purdue   Mascot
Purdue Mascot
265lbs 6-5 4.47 12 146
75.8
Plays with leverage at the point of attack whether inside or outside. Keeps eyes in the backfield when inside; moves linemen to either side...

2025 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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2025 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.