There’s a lot of talent and versatility to be had at the outside linebacker position.  The position offers a good assortment of terrific 3-4 pass rushers with a blend of three down defenders that can play the run or cover the pass.  The inside/middle spot offers some talented prospects at the top but you better grab one fast as the talent quickly thins out.

Outside Linebackers

Round Full Name School Year
1st Courtney Upshaw Alabama 5Sr
1st Zach Brown North Carolina 4Sr
1st Nick Perry USC 4Jr
2nd Jonathan Massaquoi Troy 4Jr
2-3 Lavonte David Nebraska 4Sr
3rd Shea McClellin Boise State 4Sr
3rd Nigel Bradham Florida State 4Sr
3rd Josh Kaddu Oregon 4Sr
3rd Ronnell Lewis Oklahoma 3Jr
3-4 Sean Spence Miami-Fl 4Sr
4th Mychal Kendricks California 4Sr
4th Keenan Robinson Texas 4Sr
4th Kyle Wilber Wake Forest 5Sr
4-5 Bruce Irvin West Virginia 4Sr
4-5 Terrell Manning North Carolina State 4Jr
5th Darius Fleming Notre Dame 4Sr
5th Brandon Lindsey Pittsburgh 5Sr
5th Travis Lewis Oklahoma 5Sr
6th Miles Burris San Diego State 5Sr
6th Tank Carder TCU 5Sr
6th Demario Davis Arkansas State 5Sr
6th Danny Trevathan Kentucky 4Sr
6-7 Jameson Frazier BYU 4Sr
6-7 Tyler Nielsen Iowa 5Sr
7th Steven Johnson Kansas 4Sr
7th Brandon Marshall Nevada 5Sr
7th Ryan Baker LSU 4Sr
7th Cordarro Law Southern Mississippi 5Sr
FA Tahir Whitehead Temple 4Sr
FA Kyle Knox Fresno State 5Sr
FA Ken Adams LSU 5Sr
FA Jerrell Harris Alabama 5Sr
FA Ian Thomas Illinois 4Sr
FA Ramon Buchanan Miami-Fl 4Sr
FA Louis Nzegwu Wisconsin 5Sr
FA Max Gruder Pittsburgh 5Sr
FA Tristan Dorty Wake Forest 5Sr
FA Ronnie Thornton Southern Mississippi 5Sr
FA Dexter Heyman Louisville 4Sr
FA J.K. Schaffer Cincinnati 4Sr
FA Nigel Carr Alabama State 4Sr
FA Gerald Gooden Purdue 5Sr
FA Andrew Sweat Ohio State 4Sr
FA Ameet Pall Wofford 4Sr
FA Corey Paredes Hawaii 4Sr
FA Aston Whiteside Abilene Christian 5Sr
FA Monte Lewis Jacksonville State 5Sr
FA Adrian Robinson Jr Temple 4Sr
FA D.J. Bryant James Madison 5Sr
FA Paul Vassallo Arizona 4Sr
FA Ryan Lewis Bethune Cookman 4Sr
FA A.J. Storms Idaho State 4Sr
FA Marcus McGraw Houston 4Sr
FA Greg Williams Pittsburgh 5Sr
FA Erik Rask Penn 4Sr
FA Dezman Moses Tulane 5Sr
7th Korey Williams Southern Mississippi 5Sr
FA Brandon Maye Mississippi State 5Sr
FA Zack Nash Sacramento State 5Sr
FA Nick Webb Weber State 4Sr
FA Richard Ketchum San Diego State 5Sr
FA Marty Patterson Gardner Webb 5Sr
FA Stephen Johnson Temple 5Sr
FA John Jones Tennessee State 5Sr
FA Derek Drummond Abilene Christian 5Sr
FA William Savoy Louisville 5Sr
FA Na’Eem Outler Miami-Oh 5Sr

Middle/Inside Linebacker

Round Full Name Year School
1st Luke Kuechly 3Jr Boston College
1st Don’ta Hightower 4Jr Alabama
2nd Bobby Wagner 4Sr Utah State
2nd Vontaze Burfict 3Jr Arizona State
3rd James-Michael Johnson 5Sr Nevada
5th Audie Cole 5Sr North Carolina State
5th Emmanuel Acho 4Sr Texas
6th Chris Galippo 5Sr USC
6-7 Najae Goode 4Sr West Virginia
7th Shawn Loiseau 4Sr Merrimack
7th Jerry Franklin 5Sr Arkansas
7-FA Manny Abreu 5Sr Rutgers
7-FA D.J. Holt 5Sr California
FA Garrick Williams 5Sr Texas A&M
FA Gary Tinsley 4Sr Minnesota
FA Aaron Taliaferro 5Sr Virginia
FA Caelb McSurdy 4Sr Montana
FA Austin Johnson 4Sr Tennessee
FA Steven Sylvester 4Sr Georgia Tech
FA Nathan Stupar 5Sr Penn State
FA Chris Marve 5Sr Vanderbilt
FA Kadarron Anderson 4Sr Furman
FA Mike Kawulok 4Sr Colorado State
FA Alex Hoffman-Ellis 5Sr Washington State
FA Jeff Thomas 5Sr Indiana
FA Noah Keller 5Sr Ohio
FA Josh Linam 4Sr Central Florida
FA Jake Trantin 5Sr William & Mary
FA Joshua Jones 5Sr Elon
FA Barquell Rivers 5Sr Virginia Tech