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
61

Kristopher
Moll

LB
UAB   Mascot
UAB Mascot
225lbs 6-2 4.78 82 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...
62

Trajan
Stephens-McQ...

LB
Georgia State   Mascot
Georgia State Mascot
230lbs 6-1 4.88 85 1378 54 Strengths An aggressive run defender, filling run lanes hard, and won't shy from contact. Plays with violence to fight off blocks,...
63

Farrell
Hester II

LB
UNLV   Mascot
UNLV Mascot
240lbs 6-1 4.91 84 1370 53 Strengths Big, aggressive hitter who can lay the wood. Has good awareness to quickly locate the ball, keeping his eyes up and on p...
64

Willie
Baker

LB
Louisiana Tech   Mascot
Louisiana Tech Mascot
246lbs 6-3 4.84 89 1439 53 Strengths An aggressive run defender, filling run lanes hard, and won't shy from contact. Plays with violence to fight off blocks,...
65

Richard
Moore

LB
SMU   Mascot
SMU Mascot
226lbs 6-0 4.81 87 1399 53 Strengths Possesses a short, squatly build to slip through gaps quickly. Legitimate NFL-caliber instinctsA bit stiff but makes the...
66

Cornel
Jones

LB
Purdue   Mascot
Purdue Mascot
235lbs 6-2 4.75 81 1313 53 Strengths Quick to read run, showing good agility and speed to get past blockers and finish. Experienced in coverage and gets a st...
67

Jayson
VanHook

LB
UTEP   Mascot
UTEP Mascot
210lbs 6-3 4.69 90 1454 53 Strengths Keeps feet moving after initial contact. Jumps inside as a counter to typical rush, but needs to show a larger variety o...
68

Omar
Fortt

LB
Connecticut   Mascot
Connecticut Mascot
196lbs 6-0 4.52 75 1163 53 Strengths Can attack the edge with speed and has the flexibility to dip low and under the tackle's reach.Good closing speed with l...
69

Paddy
Fisher

LB
Northwestern   Mascot
Northwestern Mascot
246lbs 6-4 4.79 23 196.6 53 Strengths Tough between-the-tackles defender who shimmies past blockers to fill lanes. Downhill, aggressive run-stuffer with enoug...
70

Collin
Miller

LB
Nebraska   Mascot
Nebraska Mascot
240lbs 6-3 4.77 59 727 53 Strengths Thickly built with classic linebacker size, adequate strength and the smarts to cover up his athletic shortcomings in th...
71

Tyreek
Maddox-Willi...

LB
Rutgers   Mascot
Rutgers Mascot
226lbs 6-1 4.77 88 1418 53 Strengths Quick to read run, showing good agility and speed to get past blockers and finish. Experienced in coverage and gets a st...
72

Jahad
Woods

LB
Washington State   Mascot
Washington State Mascot
230lbs 6-1 4.78 62 908 53 Strengths Plays fast, flows with the action, showing smooth lateral agility and short-area burst. Has good instincts and awareness...