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2021 NFL Draft: Linebacker Rankings

2021 NFL Draft: Linebacker Rankings

2021 NFL Draft: Linebacker Rankings

Linebacker was the position with the most picks last year but that doesn't mean teams won' be looking for fresh faces at the position during the upcoming 2021 NFL Draft.

As part of Athlon Sports' 2021 NFL Draft Guide, we have ranked each position, including a total of 45 linebackers (25 outside, 20 inside). Even though he didn't play this past season, some team will be fortunate enough to add Micah Parsons to their linebacking corps. But Parsons isn't the only potential immediate contributor in this year's class, considering 14 other linebackers are among Athlon's top 100 prospects overall.

2021 NFL Draft: Outside Linebacker Rankings

Rk

Player

School

1

Micah Parsons

Penn State

2

Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah

Notre Dame

3

Azeez Ojulari

Georgia

4

Joseph Ossai

Texas

5

Joe Tryon

Washington

6

Jordan Smith

UAB

7

DeAngelo Malone

WKU

8

Pete Werner

Ohio State

9

Chris Rumph II

Duke

10

Tony Fields II

West Virginia

11

Quincy Roche

Miami (Fla.)

12

Hamilcar Rashed Jr.

Oregon State

13

Garret Wallow

TCU

14

Malcolm Koonce

Buffalo

15

Charles Snowden

Virginia

16

Derrick Barnes

Purdue

17

Jamar Watson

Kentucky

18

Tuf Borland

Ohio State

19

Justin Hilliard

Ohio State

20

Grant Stuard

Houston

21

Anthony Hines III

Texas A&M

22

Wyatt Hubert

Kansas State

23

Jamin Davis

Kentucky

24

Amen Ogbongbemiga

Oklahoma State

25

Tavante Beckett

Marshall

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2021 NFL Draft: Inside Linebacker Rankings

Rk

Player

School

1

Zaven Collins

Tulsa

2

Dylan Moses

Alabama

3

Nick Bolton

Missouri

4

Chazz Surratt

North Carolina

5

Baron Browning

Ohio State

6

Jabril Cox

LSU

7

Cameron McGrone

Michigan

8

Monty Rice

Georgia

9

Ernest Jones

South Carolina

10

K.J. Britt

Auburn

11

Erroll Thompson

Mississippi State

12

Paddy Fisher

Northwestern

13

Calvin Bundage

Oklahoma State

14

Riley Cole

South Alabama

15

Dorian Etheridge

Louisville

16

Max Richardson

Boston College

17

David Curry

Georgia Tech

18

Zayne Anderson

BYU

19

Buddy Johnson

Texas A&M

20

Zane Zandier

Virginia