NFL Soup|Tuesday, May 21, 2013

2013 NFL Draft Rankings | Outside Linebackers 

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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

About the author: Keet Bailey

Keet Bailey heads the NFL Draft division of NFL Soup. Bailey’s 2012 NFL Mock Draft scored 12th overall among 112 participants according to The Huddle Report’s Annual Mock Draft scoring contest. An avid Cleveland Browns fan, Keet hails from and resides in Ohio. Follow Keet on Twitter @NFLSoupKeet

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