2013 NFL Draft Rankings | Outside Linebackers
What a talented class of outside linebackers we have for the 2013 NFL Draft class. This is a very balanced group as there are several pass rushers and several legit 43 linebackers that are well rounded.
This class is also stacked with big time athletes that are ready to make their next step into the NFL.
Here’s our rankings for the outside linebackers in the 2013 NFL Draft class.
1. Jarvis Jones, Georgia
Exceptional athlete who excels at nearly everything. Can play 34 OLB or 43 SLB.
2. Arthur Brown, Kansas State
Absolute tackling machine, in the mold of a Lance Briggs. Technically sound weakside backer who may be one of the best athletes in the draft.
3. Zaviar Gooden, Missouri
Exceptional athlete who could use some lessons in taking angles. Above average tackler, but a special talent with upside nonetheless.
4. Jamie Collins, Southern Miss
The whole package. A guy that could shoot up draft boards. Not an amazing athlete, but excels in the pass rush, and has the ability to cover.
5. Khaseem Greene, Rutgers
Non-stop worker who will be on the field every down, and on special teams. Not an amazing athlete, but a very solid tackler who takes good angles.
6. Kiko Alonso, Oregon
Big upside as a pass rusher, and a physical player who will hit you. Sometimes lacks control and will come flying in and miss. Coaching will do great things for this young man.
7. Sean Porter, Texas A&M
Sound tackler with leadership experience. Not as fluid an athlete as NFL scouts would like, which could see him fall.
8. Gerald Hodges, Penn State
Has some pass rushing ability and seems to be where the ball is consistently. Above average in coverage, and looks to be a solid weakside linebacker in a few seasons.
9. Chase Thomas, Stanford
Physical linebacker who has some pass rushing ability. Not a very fluid athlete, and may have to make a move to the middle.
10. Ty Powell, Harding
Raw pass rushing talent from a very small college. Played two years of JuCo ball, and only started one full season for Harding. Talent and size are there, however.
11. Trevardo Williams, UConn
12. Jelani Jenkins, Florida
13. Cornelius Washington, Georgia
14. Etienne Sabino, Ohio State
15. Kenny Tate, Maryland
16. Meshak Williams, Kansas State
17. Travis Long, Washington State
18. Travis Johnson, San Jose State
19. Keith Pough, Howard
20. Sio Moore, UConn
21. John Lotulelei, UNLV
22. Nick Moody, Florida State
23. Alonzo Highsmith, Arkansas
24. Michael Clay, Oregon
25. Lerentee McCary, Florida
26. Sam Barrington, South Florida
27. Ridge Wildson, West Alabama
28. Sean Fisher, Nebraska
29. Terence Garvin, West Virginia
30. Demetrius Hartsfield, Maryland
31. Brandon Magee, Arizona State
32. Jake Knott, Iowa State
33. Ramon Buchanon, Miami (Fl.)
34. Uona Kaveinga, BYU
35. Jory Johnson, UConn
36. Ja’Gared Davis, SMU
37. Chris Norman, Michigan State