Linebacker Rankings 2021 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
22

Nick
Niemann

LB
LAC   Mascot
LAC Mascot
233lbs 6-4 4.45 64 365
64.0
Strengths An aggressive run defender, filling run lanes hard, and won't shy from contact. Plays with violence to fight off blocks,...
26

Chris
Bergin

LB
Northwestern   Mascot
Northwestern Mascot
215lbs 5-11 4.68
63.0
Strengths Best attribute. Extreme quickness off the edge, has the flexibility to turn the corner.Reads the quarterback to anticipa...
31

Curtis
Robinson

LB/ED
DEN   Mascot
DEN Mascot
235lbs 6-3 4.77 134
62.0
Strengths Flashes strength to punch or stiff-arm to get off blocks. Stays with plays downfield, often making tackles even after be...
29

K.J.
Britt

LB
TB   Mascot
TB Mascot
243lbs 6-0 4.75 35 215.4
62.0
Strengths A bit stiff but makes the clean open-field tackle. Good effort in pursuit.Flashes strength to punch or stiff-arm to get ...
30

Blake
Gallagher

LB
Northwestern   Mascot
Northwestern Mascot
224lbs 6-0 4.75 72 413
62.0
Strengths Possesses strong upper body to be explosive and create turnovers as a tackler. Takes aggressive angles to the ball.Quick...
28

Kyle
Pugh

LB
Northern Illinois   Mascot
Northern Illinois Mascot
226lbs 6-0 4.71 102 686
62.0
Strengths Trusts his eyes and shows no hesitation with good anticipation to avoid blockers.Combines very good instincts with above...
27

Andre
Mintze

LB/ED
DEN   Mascot
DEN Mascot
249lbs 6-3 4.63 139
62.0
Strengths He has good reaction skills and awareness. Forceful tackler vs. the run.Works hard to get better and gives top effort on...
35

Zane
Zandier

LB
Virginia   Mascot
Virginia Mascot
230lbs 6-3 4.88 100 663
61.0
Strengths An aggressive run defender, filling run lanes hard, and won't shy from contact. Plays with violence to fight off blocks,...
34

Hamilcar
Rashed Jr.

LB/ED
NYJ   Mascot
NYJ Mascot
251lbs 6-2 4.74 18 115.3
61.0
Strengths Brings down quarterbacks much bigger than he is. Very good motor and regularly chases down plays from behind.Flashes str...
33

Dru
Prox

LB
UTSA   Mascot
UTSA Mascot
225lbs 6-2 4.65 88 550
61.0
Strengths Intelligent player who can play "MIKE" linebacker despite his lack of size because of his instincts and ability to find ...
32

Zayne
Anderson

LB
BYU   Mascot
BYU Mascot
205lbs 6-2 4.62 81 491
61.0
Strengths He will always try to plow into the largest piles and has a good knack of ending up glued to the ballcarrier.Intelligent...
37

Anthony
Pandy

LB/ED
Arizona   Mascot
Arizona Mascot
228lbs 6-1 4.82 104 694
60.0
Strengths An aggressive run defender, filling run lanes hard, and won't shy from contact. Plays with violence to fight off blocks,...

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.

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