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
25

Rayshard
Ashby

LB
Virginia Tech   Mascot
Virginia Tech Mascot
245lbs 5-10 4.72 64 423.3 64 Strengths Trusts his eyes and shows no hesitation with good anticipation to avoid blockers.Has enough hustle and athleticism to ma...
26

Chris
Bergin

LB
Northwestern   Mascot
Northwestern Mascot
215lbs 5-11 4.68 63 Strengths Best attribute. Extreme quickness off the edge, has the flexibility to turn the corner.Reads the quarterback to anticipa...
27

Blake
Gallagher

LB
Northwestern   Mascot
Northwestern Mascot
235lbs 6-1 4.75 63 413 62 Strengths Possesses strong upper body to be explosive and create turnovers as a tackler. Takes aggressive angles to the ball.Quick...
28

K.J.
Britt

LB
Auburn   Mascot
Auburn Mascot
243lbs 6-0 4.75 45 215.4 62 Strengths A bit stiff but makes the clean open-field tackle. Good effort in pursuit.Flashes strength to punch or stiff-arm to get ...
29

Curtis
Robinson

LB
Stanford   Mascot
Stanford Mascot
235lbs 6-3 4.77 87 1072 62 Strengths Flashes strength to punch or stiff-arm to get off blocks. Stays with plays downfield, often making tackles even after be...
30

Andre
Mintze

LB
Vanderbilt   Mascot
Vanderbilt Mascot
246lbs 6-3 4.63 89 1101 62 Strengths He has good reaction skills and awareness. Forceful tackler vs. the run.Works hard to get better and gives top effort on...
31

Kyle
Pugh

LB
Northern Illinois   Mascot
Northern Illinois Mascot
220lbs 6-0 4.71 74 686 62 Strengths Trusts his eyes and shows no hesitation with good anticipation to avoid blockers.Combines very good instincts with above...
32

Dru
Prox

LB
Kansas   Mascot
Kansas Mascot
213lbs 6-1 4.65 68 550 61 Strengths Intelligent player who can play "MIKE" linebacker despite his lack of size because of his instincts and ability to find ...
33

Hamilcar
Rashed Jr.

LB
Oregon State   Mascot
Oregon State Mascot
245lbs 6-4 4.74 31 115.3 61 Strengths Brings down quarterbacks much bigger than he is. Very good motor and regularly chases down plays from behind.Flashes str...
34

Zayne
Anderson

LB
BYU   Mascot
BYU Mascot
210lbs 6-2 4.62 65 491 61 Strengths He will always try to plow into the largest piles and has a good knack of ending up glued to the ballcarrier.Intelligent...
35

Zane
Zandier

LB
Virginia   Mascot
Virginia Mascot
230lbs 6-3 4.88 73 663 61 Strengths An aggressive run defender, filling run lanes hard, and won't shy from contact. Plays with violence to fight off blocks,...
36

Calvin
Bundage

LB
Oklahoma State   Mascot
Oklahoma State Mascot
220lbs 6-1 4.75 71 653 60 Strengths Intelligent player who can play "MIKE" linebacker despite his lack of size because of his instincts and ability to find ...