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2020 NFL Draft: Linebacker Rankings

2020 NFL Draft: Linebacker Rankings

2020 NFL Draft: Linebacker Rankings

NFL teams for looking for linebacker help in the 2020 NFL Draft will have all sorts of options available to them. From versatile defenders to pass-rushing specialists to those who excel in coverage, this year's linebacker class figures to play a prominent role when the draft commences on April 23.

As part of Athlon Sports' 2020 NFL Draft Guide, we have ranked each position, including a total of 80 linebackers (45 outside, 35 inside). This year's linebacker class is headlined by projected first-round picks Isaiah Simmons, K'Lavon Chaisson, Kenneth Murray, and Patrick Queen with several others likely to hear their name called on Day 2.

2020 NFL Draft: Outside Linebacker Rankings

Rk

Player

School

1

Isaiah Simmons

Clemson

2

K’Lavon Chaisson

LSU

3

Terrell Lewis

Alabama

4

Zack Baun

Wisconsin

5

Julian Okwara

Notre Dame

6

Josh Uche

Michigan

7

Jonathan Greenard

Florida

8

Curtis Weaver

Boise State

9

Akeem Davis-Gaither

Appalachian State

10

Anfernee Jennings

Alabama

11

Tipa Galeai

Utah State

12

Oluwole Betiku Jr.

Illinois

13

David Woodward

Utah State

14

Cam Gill

Wagner

15

Carter Coughlin

Minnesota

16

Alex Highsmith

Charlotte

17

Davion Taylor

Colorado

18

Willie Gay Jr.

Mississippi State

19

Elorm Lumor

Rutgers

20

Cam Brown

Penn State

21

Michael Pinckney

Miami (Fla.)

22

Justin Strnad

Wake Forest

23

Keandre Jones

Maryland

24

Bryce Huff

Memphis

25

Casey Toohill

Stanford

26

Chapelle Russell

Temple

27

Jordan Glasgow

Michigan

28

Tanner Muse

Clemson

29

Azur Kamara

Kansas

30

Kendall Futrell

East Carolina

31

Rashad Smith

Florida Atlantic

32

Eli Mencer

Albany

33

Keisean Lucier-South

UCLA

34

Marcel Spears Jr.

Iowa State

35

Omari Cobb

Marshall

36

Kylan Johnson

Pittsburgh

37

Adam Rodriguez

Weber State

38

Sean Adesanya

Central Michigan

39

Romeo Finley

Miami (Fla.)

40

Ray Wilborn

Ball State

41

Blake Lynch

Baylor

42

Chad Smith

Clemson

43

Qaadir Sheppard

Ole Miss

44

Ledarius Mack

Buffalo

45

Aaron Patrick

Eastern Kentucky

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2020 NFL Draft: Inside Linebacker Rankings

Rk

Player

School

1

Kenneth Murray

Oklahoma

2

Patrick Queen

LSU

3

Troy Dye

Oregon

4

Malik Harrison

Ohio State

5

Jacob Phillips

LSU

6

Jordyn Brooks

Texas Tech

7

Logan Wilson

Wyoming

8

Markus Bailey

Purdue

9

Kamal Martin

Minnesota

10

Evan Weaver

California

11

Francis Bernard

Utah

12

Shaquille Quarterman

Miami (Fla.)

13

Michael Divinity

LSU

14

T.J. Brunson

South Carolina

15

Joe Bachie

Michigan State

16

Dante Olson

Montana

17

Mykal Walker

Fresno State

18

Shaun Bradley

Temple

19

Daniel Bituli

Tennessee

20

Jordan Mack

Virginia

21

Chris Orr

Wisconsin

22

Jonas Griffith

Indiana State

23

Dele Harding

Illinois

24

Kyahva Tezino

San Diego State

25

De’Jon Harris

Arkansas

26

Christian Rozeboom

South Dakota State

27

David Reese II

Florida

28

John Houston Jr.

USC

29

Asmar Bilal

Notre Dame

30

Jordan Fehr

Appalachian State

31

Krys Barnes

UCLA

32

Clay Johnston

Baylor

33

Leo Lewis

Mississippi State

34

Sage Lewis

Florida International

35

Tae Crowder

Georgia

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