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
49

Kadofi
Wright

LB
Buffalo   Mascot
Buffalo Mascot
230lbs 6-3 4.63 113 1150 57 Strengths Good key and diagnosis skills. Quickly locates the ball and shows no wasted motion in getting there. At least adequate l...
50

Tavante
Beckett

LB
Marshall   Mascot
Marshall Mascot
214lbs 5-10 4.78 114 1152 57 Strengths Quick to read run, showing good agility and speed to get past blockers and finish. Experienced in coverage and gets a st...
51

Tre
Williams

LB
Missouri   Mascot
Missouri Mascot
260lbs 6-5 4.95 112 1140 57 Strengths Tough between-the-tackles defender who shimmies past blockers to fill lanes. Downhill, aggressive run-stuffer with enoug...
52

Max
Richardson

LB
Boston College   Mascot
Boston College Mascot
230lbs 6-0 4.82 94 655.5 56 Strengths Possesses a short, squatly build to slip through gaps quickly. Legitimate NFL-caliber instinctsHis versatility and commi...
53

Kyle
Bailey

LB
Western Kentucky   Mascot
Western Kentucky Mascot
215lbs 6-0 4.78 118 1198 56 Strengths Quick to read run, showing good agility and speed to get past blockers and finish. Experienced in coverage and gets a st...
54

Justin
Rice

LB
Arkansas State   Mascot
Arkansas State Mascot
225lbs 6-2 4.82 91 563 56 Strengths A bit stiff but makes the clean open-field tackle. Good effort in pursuit.Good key and diagnosis skills. Quickly locates...
55

Richard
McBryde

LB
SMU   Mascot
SMU Mascot
232lbs 6-1 4.82 117 1197 56 Strengths Intelligent player who can play "MIKE" linebacker despite his lack of size because of his instincts and ability to find ...
56

Trevor
Denbow

LB
SMU   Mascot
SMU Mascot
225lbs 5-11 4.63 116 1184 56 Strengths Plays fast, flows with the action, showing smooth lateral agility and short-area burst. Has good instincts and awareness...
57

John
Lamot

LB
Boston College   Mascot
Boston College Mascot
230lbs 6-0 4.78 111 1137 55 Strengths Intelligent player who can play "MIKE" linebacker despite his lack of size because of his instincts and ability to find ...
58

Eli
Brown

LB
Western Kentucky   Mascot
Western Kentucky Mascot
220lbs 6-2 4.74 123 1366 54 Strengths Quick to read run, showing good agility and speed to get past blockers and finish. Experienced in coverage and gets a st...
59

Kristopher
Moll

LB
UAB   Mascot
UAB Mascot
225lbs 6-2 4.78 122 1318 54 Strengths Reads the quarterback to anticipate and is a candidate to play outside.A bit stiff but makes the clean open-field tackle...
60

Trajan
Stephens-McQ...

LB
Georgia State   Mascot
Georgia State Mascot
230lbs 6-1 4.88 125 1378 54 Strengths An aggressive run defender, filling run lanes hard, and won't shy from contact. Plays with violence to fight off blocks,...