2013 NFL Draft Rankings | Inside Linebackers
With Ray Lewis retiring, you can bet that the Baltimore Ravens will be looking for their next great inside linebacker.
Of course, there are middle linebackers in a 43 and inside linebackers in a 34 defense. Many of these are pure 43 players, but some have the potential to play both roles if asked.
1. Alec Ogletree, Georgia
Athletic linebacker who can cover. Not always a wrap up tackler, but has the best upside of this corps.
2. Manti Te’o, Notre Dame
Te’o is a great leader with good instincts and some play-making ability. He is not an elite athlete, however, and is somewhat over-hyped.
3. Kevin Reddick, North Carolina
Blitz specialist who finds the football and hits the hole. Above average in coverage, and has promising upside.
4. Kevin Minter, LSU
Physical linebacker who will meet backs in the hole. Not a sideline to sideline player which may hurt his value.
5. Nico Johnson, Alabama
Another physical linebacker who has big upside, but struggles with discipline when taking angles and reading plays.
6. Jonathan Bostic, Florida
7. Vince Williams, Florida State
8. Tom Wort, Oklahoma
9. A.J. Klein, Iowa State
10. Bruce Taylor, Virginia Tech
11. Michael Mauti, Penn State
12. Will Compton, Nebraska
13. Herman Lathers, Tennessee
14. Jake Johnson, South Alabama
15. Brandon Hepburn, Florida A&M
16. Jonathan Stewart, Texas A&M
17. Taylor Reed, SMU
18. Dwayne Beckford, Purdue
19. Kenny Demens, Michigan
20. Doug Rippy, Colorado