BEST RATED RUN DEFENDING LINEBACKERS 2024 NFL Draft

2024 BEST RATED RUN DEFENDING LINEBACKERS

A dominant run defense often pivots on the linebacker’s capability to decipher plays, navigate through blocks, and bring down ball carriers with efficacy. Throughout the years, linebackers like Reuben Foster (Alabama) and Jaylon Smith (Notre Dame) have etched their names in college football lore, being recognized for their exceptional ability to quell opposing run games through astute play reading and unyielding tackling.

Explore, in the subsequent data, a compilation of current linebackers who stand as bastions against the run in college football. Delve into their play via metrics like run-stop percentage, tackles for loss, and run defense grading, offering a nuanced view of how these linebackers are curbing opposing run offenses and fortifying their team’s defensive front.

2024 Linebackers ranked by RUN DEFENSE

RANK Player Pos Team TACKLING PASS RUSH RUN DEFENSE COVERAGE Rating
1

Jaylan
Ford

LB
Texas   Mascot
Texas Mascot
76 69 88 61
79.2
2

Edgerrin
Cooper

LB
Texas A&M   Mascot
Texas A&M Mascot
75 85 86 82
86.5
3

Jeremiah
Trotter Jr.

LB
Clemson   Mascot
Clemson Mascot
65 86 84 87
85.6
4

Junior
Colson

LB
Michigan   Mascot
Michigan Mascot
95 67 83 82
86.2
5

Payton
Wilson

LB
North Carolina State   Mascot
North Carolina State Mascot
90 74 83 88
85.8
6

Tommy
Eichenberg

LB
Ohio State   Mascot
Ohio State Mascot
86 74 81 68
81.5
7

Isaiah
Major

LB
Florida A&M   Mascot
Florida A&M Mascot
78 77 81 80
69.4
8

Derek
Wingo

LB
Florida   Mascot
Florida Mascot
41 62 79 49
67.7
9

Nathaniel
Watson

LB
Mississippi State   Mascot
Mississippi State Mascot
97 79 79 69
79.0
10

Stefon
Thompson

OLB
/ED
Syracuse   Mascot
Syracuse Mascot
92 66 79 77
69.2
11

Cal
Haladay

LB
Michigan State   Mascot
Michigan State Mascot
78 78 78 78
74.2
12

Cody
Simon

LB
Ohio State   Mascot
Ohio State Mascot
78 78 78 78
67.5
13

JD
Bertrand

LB
Notre Dame   Mascot
Notre Dame Mascot
68 82 78 76
78.9
14

Dallas
Turner

LB
/ED
Alabama   Mascot
Alabama Mascot
70 94 78 86
89.1
15

Stephen
Dix Jr.

LB
Marshall   Mascot
Marshall Mascot
79 60 78 64
66.5
16

Dallas
Gant

LB
Toledo   Mascot
Toledo Mascot
75 53 76 73
75.5
17

Javon
Solomon

OLB
/ED
Troy   Mascot
Troy Mascot
74 88 76 68
83.0
18

Jake
Venables

LB
Clemson   Mascot
Clemson Mascot
57 60 75 54
56.7
19

Richard
Jibunor

OLB
/ED
Troy   Mascot
Troy Mascot
73 78 75 66
75.0
20

Tatum
Bethune

LB
Florida State   Mascot
Florida State Mascot
66 69 75 73
77.4