Let's look at the NFL's best inside linebackers who are trying to do just that. The Jets aren’t going to pick an inside linebacker in Round 1 of the 2019 NFL Draft later this month. The NFL's 11 best linebackers. Top 5 Fantasy Rookie Linebackers for 2019. And, of course, our ranking of the top 10 linebackers in the NFL heading into 2019. Having those guys allows your scheme to expand so much more, and I think that is key when you get into January football you have so much stuff on tape and there’s so much of your opponent on tape. 8) Charles Snowden, Virginia. I think stylistically it works well because Williams is a little bit of a faster player. Find out where your favorite Linebackers stacks up against the 2021 class and view expert mock drafts. So a guy like Mosley is very valuable because he’s going to help make your scheme multiple, but he’s only as valuable as the coaching staff is good, because everyone’s going to have to know what they’re doing. 3 of 52 . Published: Mar 21, 2019 at 07:00 AM. Still, is there something you said a guy like him. There are a lot of very good inside linebackers in the NFL, but who is the best? Send Charlie an e -mail ... Bosa is a lock to go as a top-four pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, and that was only assisted by his strong combine performance. ANTHONY BARR & ERIC KENDRICKS, MINNESOTA VIKINGS Who does Michael predict will be the last three teams to make the playoffs in both conferences? 0:50. That’s what the NFL 1000 aims to identify. This week Conor and Jenny discuss Jalen Hurts' big win over the Saints and what it means for the Eagles; admit that the Bills' statement win against Pittsburgh means they're better than we expected; and revisit the good, bad and ugly of our preseason playoff picks. The question when you look at linebackers, is can one of them cover? 2019 Every Down Linebackers (Through Week 17) Reading this type of article thoroughly and fully understanding it's importance is going to separate you from other IDP owners and ultimately help you win your championship. GARY: I say this, not rudely, but it’s sort of simplified schemes that are that are producing these guys at the top of our ranking. ANDY: Yes and no. Roquan Smith, Chicago, 568. Aug 10, 2020 at 09:00 AM. Home. News Editorial / Opinion Game Day SNN Krewe+. Watch the best performances from linebackers at the 2019 NFL Scouting Combine. Best of linebackers | 2019 NFL Scouting Combine. 2019 NFL TRAINING CAMP 10. 9:26. Chad Reuter. (Mail, FB, IG, Twitter & Youtube links in top bar) NFL Draft Top 10 linebackers in the 2019 NFL Draft: March 15, 2019 hallachhalil 2019 NFL Draft, Footballtalk, Linebackers, NFL, NFL Draft, Position Rankings Leave a comment. Best of linebackers | 2019 NFL Scouting Combine. Find out where your favorite Linebackers stacks up against the 2021 class and view expert mock drafts. If you’re playing two deep safeties the cover linebacker takes the tight end. A middle linebacker was primarily responsible for taking on running plays, while outside linebackers flared out into coverage. Dunlap has been a good NFL player for a very long time — he's been in the NFL for 10 years without a single season graded below 72.0. In coverage, Bostic showed off all the physical talent of a player who could develop into one of the best cover linebackers in the NFL. Snowden is a bit of tweener, playing as both an edge rusher and an off-ball linebacker at Virginia. Send Charlie an e-mail here: ... so he should go off the board quickly. For lack of a better phrase he gives you a defensive quarterback, someone who basically can get everyone lined up properly. The Monday Morning NFL Podcast is available to subscribers the moment you wake up every Monday morning. I’m looking at our rankings now it looks like they don’t quite make our top 10, not to spoil it. Hail Mary: Fly Eagles Fly! NFL. Who's got the best group of off-the-ball linebackers in the NFC North? Monday Round-Up: ESPN Ranks Seahawks' Linebacker Group As Best In The NFL The group is led by a pair of star veterans and some exciting young talent. Let's take a look at the best linebackers available. These new responsibilities have created an entirely new linebacker prototype for the modern era. Please check your email for a confirmation. So that leads us to the linebackers in this edition and the opinions about this group seem to be all over the place. There were coverages that Baltimore didn’t want to run because Mosley’s vertical speed wasn’t what you desire. 12. Saints Offseason Preview: Linebackers. Though Hightower is a touch stronger than Van Noy. With that said, here is PFF’s list of the best linebacker duos in the NFL. 8) Charles Snowden, Virginia. The 2019 offensive line class looks better than usual. GARY: Well, we will have Mosley in our top 10 ranking but we’re not going to have his new teammate, Avery Williamson. Let’s face it, aside from maybe a few field goal kickers pretty much all NFL players are in great shape. You’re right about Mosley. Bobby Wagner, Seattle, 763. Because one of them ultimately has to cover. 5. At the combine, White solidified his standing for the top half of the first round with an excellent workout, including a faster than expected 40 time. Share this article 100 shares share tweet text email link Liz ... Wright has been one of the most reliable linebackers in Seahawks history. Speed is more important than ever linebacker and that's why a lot of these guys are getting smaller but they’re getting faster. McKinney is a thumper and a leader. Snowden is a bit of tweener, playing as both an edge rusher and an off-ball linebacker at Virginia. With that, the requirements to play these positions at a high level have changed. Last season, he amassed 73 tackles, 13 assists, 32 stops, two forced fumbles and 20 receptions on 33 targets for one touchdown, one interception, three pass breakups, and an opponent passer rating of 72.4 — a very good number for a guy who was charged with defending short, easy passes a lot of the time. At the combine, White solidified his standing for the top half of the first round with an excellent workout, including a faster than expected 40 time. 21. The other day I was talking to a coach—it wasn’t on the record—but we were talking about linebackers and how you teach them and what they did with their scheme. He’s a little bit of a different kind of linebacker—he’s what linebackers were 10 or 15 years ago. 2019 NFL Draft Prospects: Inside Linebackers By Charlie Campbell. Position ranking voting is AP Poll-style among three panelists, with Andy’s votes counting double: 1. The second lowest that season was a … Williamson, to me, is the cover guy in the Jets’ equation, even though Mosley is probably the better zone defender of those two. But he is also pretty much a throwback player at this position in that he is much better vs. the run (mostly between the tackles) than the pass and is primarily a downhill player. The Steelers linebackers were among the best in the NFL in 2019. Colts punter Rigoberto Sanchez underwent surgery to remove a cancerous tumor on Dec. 1. Jets, 4810. In previous eras of professional football, linebacker responsibilities were more specific and fragmented. Sign up for the Touchdown Wire newsletter to get our top stories in your inbox every morning. NFL DE. As someone who has been using the product for years, here are some tips on how you can grind the tape like a pro. Hail Mary: Fly Eagles Fly! And it’s not just three-receiver sets that they’re facing a lot—though that’s a big part of it—but it’s also spread formations, it’s misdirection stuff, which means the faster you are the better chance you have of recovering against misdirection. Who will be the first three teams to miss the playoffs? As far as pure football players go, White is one of the five best players in the 2019 NFL Draft. Giannis Antetokounmpo will be with the Bucks through at least 2024-25 after signing a five-year, $228.2 million extension on Tuesday. To help fill the gap, the NFL has made their GamePass product available for free until the end of May. Deion Jones, Atlanta, 58(tie)6. Mosley isn’t completely unathletic, but he is not on the same tier as most of the guys we'll talk about in our in our rankings. That would be silly, considering their many other needs. Dont’a Hightower sets the edge, he rushes the passer he plays a traditional linebacker spot. Hicks excels at pass coverage and is regarded as one of the best pass coverage linebackers in the NFL. After all, these are some of the top athletes in the entire world. ANTHONY BARR & ERIC KENDRICKS, MINNESOTA VIKINGS However, I think he best projects as an off-ball linebacker in the NFL. — NFL (@NFL) September 8, 2019. Hail Mary-Webshow. Watch the best performances from linebackers at the 2019 NFL Scouting Combine. Luke Keuchly has a strong case as the NFL's best inside linebacker, but his recent string of concussions are nothing to scoff at and could result in a shorter career for the sideline-to-sideline coverage freak. Bills ... Watt led the team in sacks and ranked fourth in the NFL. But you look at our rankings, and it’s a lot of run-and-chase guys. Zoom out to 80% for best reading experience. Broncos coach not happy with own QBs after coronavirus chaos. Now that we have seen where they have all landed, we cover who has the best shot at fantasy success. Now 34, Chad Henne is a competent, albeit uninspiring backup. We have compiled the top 25 most jacked athletes in the NFL today, the best of the best if you will. In previous eras of professional football, linebacker responsibilities were more specific and fragmented. It is as testament to the work of Ravens general manager Eric DeCosta, as well as former general manager Ozzie Newsome, that Baltimore's NFL team has as complete a roster as you'll see in the NFL. Hicks excels at pass coverage and is regarded as one of the best pass coverage linebackers in the NFL. Draft Analyst. That comes down largely to the ability he has shown in coverage. GARY: Let’s talk about a guy who just became the highest paid linebacker in the NFL and he doesn’t quite fit into this mold. Bobby Wagner, Seattle Seahawks Wagner led the NFL with 159 tackles in 2019, but as we’ve said, tackle totals aren’t the best barometer for linebacker performance. On the Monday Morning NFL Podcast, experts Andy Benoit and Gary Gramling discussed the top linebackers in the league.These rankings are for traditional inside and outside linebackers … News. C.J. Use of this site constitutes acceptance of our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy, I think Van Noy was MVP of the Super Bowl, just became the highest paid linebacker in the NFL. 0:50. Wright is now entering his ninth season as a professional and member of the Seahawks. Just months into a four-year contract with Mediapro, the French league terminated a deal that was to be worth more than €3 billion. A year ago, Wagner and Kuechly tied for first place on our list of the top 10 linebackers heading into the 2019 season. The shot-caller on Cleveland’s defense, Schobert’s value is absolute. With NFL teams playing nickel and dime defenses upward of 70% of the time, the distinctions between positions are pretty much gone. — Jake Schyvinck (@JakeNFLDraft) November 23, 2019. (For non-subscribers, there is typically a soul-crushing lag.). NFL 100 All-Time Team (2019) A towering presence (6-7), "The Mad Stork" is the tallest linebacker to ever play the game. Keuchly has dominated in the NFL since first … Jackson is one of the most underrated linebackers in NFL history. Broncos coach not happy with own QBs after coronavirus chaos. Start every day with our most popular content waiting in your inbox. Now, linebackers are quicker and lighter for the most part, because they have become half-field intermediate defenders who must do everything from challenging run fits to taking receivers up the seam. Embed from Getty Images. June 10, 2019 1:29 pm. RELATED: The NFL’s 11 best linebackers RELATED: The NFL’s 11 best safeties RELATED: The NFL’s 11 best outside cornerbacks RELATED: The NFL’s 11 best slot defenders . This ranking is a bit of a projection, as Charles Snowden is an incomplete prospect. Published on Jul 4, 2019 PFF's own Mike Renner and Cam Mellor take us through a list of the best linebacker duos to watch, heading into the 2019 NFL season. You look at Kyle Van Noy, they struggled to find a role for him in Detroit, and now in New England he’s thriving doing a number of different things. Monday Round-Up: ESPN Ranks Seahawks' Linebacker Group As Best In The NFL The group is led by a pair of star veterans and some exciting young talent. Written By Tadd Haislop. Draft Analyst. The second lowest that season was a … After watching prospects show their stuff at the 2019 NFL Scouting Combine, Chad Reuter assembles a defensive roster of players who stood out in Indianapolis. Senior analyst Sam Monson takes us through the current top linebackers in the NFL. With that said, here is PFF’s list of the best linebacker duos in the NFL. RELATED: The NFL’s 11 best outside cornerbacks. And I said, Well what if you have a smart veteran middle linebacker, theoretically can you just have him tell everyone else where to line up? A technically proficient and efficiently violent tackler, Schobert also excels when defending the pass because he’s very aware of spacing and coverage concepts, and he has the closing speed to careen in on receivers to limit big plays. Regardless, it's fair to say Kansas City has the league's best long-term quarterback situation. SPORTS ILLUSTRATED is a registered trademark of ABG-SI LLC. NFL 100: Best players in Seattle Seahawks history. Offensive line is in a torrid state in the NFL right now as the adjustment period to high-end, scheme-versatile edge-rushers continues. The 247Sports rankings are determined by our recruiting analysts after countless hours of personal observations, film evaluation and input from our network of scouts. Van Noy is the everything piece and their defense now, and he’s a touch more athletic than Hightower. Dre Greenlaw. 50. Now that the draft has wrapped up, it's time to comb through the new pool of players who are set to make an impact in 2019. Watch the best performances from linebackers at the 2019 NFL Scouting Combine. We look at this and a whole lot more in our latest position preview for the 49ers heading into the 2019 NFL season. I think he runs well but he’s not a fast guy, he’s an efficient player. Darius Leonard, Indianapolis, 684. The Bengals, for example, haven’t had guys who can cover—Vontaze Burfict had been their best linebacker and he’s not a cover artist per se. Podcast; Teams . Some of you might be taking the plunge into GamePass, and the "All-22" for the first time. It just so happens that modern-day NFL linebackers must possess the ability to impact the game in both of these crucial facets. But there’s a lot of stuff they could do because Mosley’s lateral speed was excellent, and I think as important as anything—at least with Baltimore’s scheme, we’ll see what Mosley does with the Jets—but as a Raven his physicality and technique were outstanding. As far as pure football players go, White is one of the five best players in the 2019 NFL Draft. The rise of Tampa-2 concepts in the early 2000s forced changes in thinking — especially regarding coverage abilities of middle linebackers — but it wasn’t until recently when the demands of the linebacker position changed altogether. GARY: I like the fact that the Patriots have these veteran linebackers who are doing a number of things well. We begin our 2019 position rankings series with a look at the off-ball linebackers, including our top 10 ranking, a discussion of the Patriots approach and the value of new Jets LB C.J. 10 Kwon Alexander - Page 3 Showing up healthy and doing the workout well was important for Bosa after his injury-shortened 2018 season. He also is one of the most decorated linebackers in NFL history. He'll look to show that 2019 was no one-year fluke as a key part of the Broncos defense in 2020. But, basically, those are their guys that give the texture and the structure to New England’s scheme. https://touchdownwire.usatoday.com/2019/06/10/the-nfls-11-best-linebackers/, Chris Spielman leaves FOX Sports to work for Detroit Lions, Watch: Cleveland Browns' bettors take mind-blowing bad beat, Watch: Justin Tucker kicks 55-yard field goal to lift Ravens over Browns, Watch: Lamar Jackson comes out of locker room to throw TD on fourth down, Watch: 9 rushing TDs in Ravens-Browns equals mark set in 1922, Your California Privacy Rights/Privacy Policy. Davis has developed into the NFL’s most disruptive linebacker and is perhaps the best pass rusher at the position. Getting Started. Anthony Barr did, he would be another big thumping linebacker, but the scheme in Minnesota isn’t built around Barr being a thumper. The following transcript has been edited and condensed for clarity. - Page 4 Luke Kuechly, Carolina, 80 points (3 first-place votes)2. Lawrence Timmons, Pittsburgh Steelers. But he is also pretty much a throwback player at this position in that he is much better vs. the run (mostly between the tackles) than the pass and is primarily a downhill player. Watch the best moments from the wide receivers during the 2020 NFL Scouting Combine. What do you think that pairing from a chemistry standpoint and in Greg Williams’s scheme? 2019 NFL Draft: Could this be the best defensive line class ever? Leighton Vander Esch, Dallas, 655. McKinney is a thumper and a leader. The second best rookie LB of that group last year was Roquan Smith, who racked up 121 total tackles and was one of the better coverage linebackers in the NFL. And you saw the effect on that defense over the long haul. The NFL free agent pool this year is pretty good, but who are the top linebackers in the 2019 class? It seems like a few weeks ago we were watching the Patriots hoist another Lombardi Trophy, and now, another NFL Draft is in the books. K.J. ANDY: I agree with that. A high-ranking NFL scout has the answer in Part 7 of this series. Top 25 linebackers in the NFL heading into the 2020 season 25. I think Van Noy was MVP of the Super Bowl and I bet a lot of those Rams guys would agree with that. It just so happens that modern-day NFL linebackers must possess the ability to impact the game in both of these crucial facets. But the Ravens' one obvious roster liability was the one that killed them in the playoffs. Email us at talkback@themmqb.com. Get the latest NFL Draft prospect rankings from CBS Sports. You'll now receive the top Touchdown Wire stories each day directly in your inbox. Benardrick McKinney, Houston Texans. • Question or comment? Baker Mayfield was the big story in Cleveland last season, but when looking at the factors that could make the Browns a true contender in 2019, don’t overlook a defense that showed improvement at several positions and should continue to ascend. The NFL free agent pool this year is pretty good, but who are the top linebackers in the 2019 class? As a defense, you’re playing on the offense’s tempo a lot of the time. You need one guy who can cover. Padded practices started on Monday, and even when you work around the procedural complications brought on by... As we all adjust to a new life while the planet deals with the COVID-19 virus, we are getting used to living without live sports. Top 10 Best Linebackers in NFL History | Jack lambert, Nfl. 9:26. Watch the best moments from the wide receivers during the 2020 NFL Scouting Combine. With that, the requirements to play these positions at a high level have changed. ANDY: Yeah that could be fair, I guess. 0:19. They are on the field the most snaps and they are the playcallers of the defense. It just so happens that modern-day NFL linebackers must possess the ability to impact the game in both of these crucial facets. THE TOP 10 NFL LINEBACKERS FOR 2019. Top 25 linebackers in the NFL heading into the 2020 season 25. But I think the bottom line, the big picture of all this, is linebackers in today’s NFL play in space more than ever before. Hail Mary-Webshow. — Jake Schyvinck (@JakeNFLDraft) November 23, 2019. The Hall of Famer is the Saints' all-time sack leader and one of the greatest pass rushers in the history of the game. This ranking is a bit of a projection, as Charles Snowden is an incomplete prospect. Last year, Ryan Connelly (New York Giants) and Andrew Van Ginkel (Miami Dolphins) were selected in the fifth round just eight picks apart. The second best rookie LB of that group last year was Roquan Smith, who racked up 121 total tackles and was one of the better coverage linebackers in the NFL. For how good he was though, Smith was only on the field for 880 snaps, 83.65% of the Bears total. I'm willing to overlook his 2019 season largely because of how great he was in Baltimore before he arrived in New York. Florida forward Keyontae Johnson is in stable condition and is breathing on his own, his parents said in a statement. No preseason games, which complicates things for rookies who are trying to get the hang of things at the NFL level, as well as veterans who have changed teams and are working to understand new terminology and the specific physical abilities of their new teammates -- this is an issue even for Tom Brady. Chad Reuter . Listen and subscribe to The MMQB Monday Morning NFL Podcast here. A middle linebacker was primarily responsible for taking on running plays, while outside linebackers flared out into coverage. Watch Oklahoma Sooners wide receiver CeeDee Lamb elevate and pirouette for an outstanding grab at the 2020 NFL Scouting Combine. The 2017 NFL Draft linebacker class is not the deepest, but it includes plenty of first-round-worthy talent.. NFL Draft: Top 10 linebackers in 2017 class. He came from such a multiple, complex defense in Baltimore. NFL DE. 10. Watch Oklahoma Sooners wide receiver CeeDee Lamb elevate and pirouette for an outstanding grab at the 2020 NFL Scouting Combine. Here are the best 25 linebackers in the NFL heading into the 2020 season. And, of course, our ranking of the top 10 linebackers in the NFL heading into 2019. Mosley. Cincinnati Bengals outside linebacker Nick Vigil (59) takes the field during player introductions prior to an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals, Sunday, Oct. 06, 2019, in Cincinnati. Bush had the usual rookie ups and downs on his way to a 62.9 overall grade that ranked 40th among NFL linebackers. That's why they went 14-2 last season and led the league in Total DVOA by an absolutely crushing margin. C.J. Bush’s athleticism has given Pittsburgh a different look, and he posted a solid 65.2 coverage grade; he’s primed to take a big step forward in Year 2. RELATED: The NFL’s 11 best linebackers RELATED: The NFL’s 11 best safeties RELATED: The NFL’s 11 best outside cornerbacks RELATED: The NFL’s 11 best slot defenders . Wright, Seattle, 549. 2019 NFL Draft Prospects: 3-4 Outside Linebackers By Charlie Campbell. Let's take a look at the best linebackers available. NFL Here are the best 25 linebackers in the NFL heading into the 2020 season. Send Charlie an e-mail here: ... so he should go off the board quickly. Do we overlook that in this day and age? However, I think he best projects as an off-ball linebacker in the NFL. And he said yeah, but the problem is if you really want everyone to play it fast, all your guys have to know what they’re doing out there. © 2020 ABG-SI LLC. Maybe the Jets dial his number up a bit more, but if he were to improve upon that aspect of his game, he’d probably be a top five linebacker in the league. 2019 NFL Draft Prospects: Inside Linebackers By Charlie Campbell. Top 10 Best Linebackers in NFL History | Jack lambert, Nfl. Schobert has been a big part of that process. RELATED: The NFL’s 11 best slot defenders. The 2017 NFL Draft linebacker class is not the deepest, but it includes plenty of first-round-worthy talent.. NFL Draft: Top 10 linebackers in 2017 class. Subscribe to get all new episodes of The MMQB Podcast for free. The Saints are likely to surround one of the NFL's best defenders with some new talent in 2020. This article will be updated every Tuesday during the regular season and as needed during the off-season. Get the latest NFL Draft prospect rankings from CBS Sports. The Wolverines (2–4) will end the 2020 season winless at home. Here are the 11 players who best meet those challenges coming into the 2019 season. Aug 10, 2020 at 09:00 AM. Jaylon Smith, Dallas, 56(tie)6. Cincinnati Bengals outside linebacker Nick Vigil (59) takes the field during player introductions prior to an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals, Sunday, Oct. 06, 2019, in Cincinnati. For me, the linebacker position is the most important. As a perfect running mate to Bobby Wagner, Wright had four straight seasons of 100-plus tackles from 2014-2017. All Rights Reserved. The first obvious reason? May 8, 2019 10:49 am In just two seasons, Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker T.J. Watt has established himself as one of the best all-around linebackers in the league. “Others receiving votes” is included if you listen to the show, along with more linebacker discussions including Bobby Wagner’s next contract, breakout players for the upcoming season, and rankings the best linebacker long-term from the loaded draft class of 2018. RELATED: 10 Best Free Mobile Exercise Games, Ranked. I think versatility at the linebacker position—not just getting an athletic guy who can cover and run around—but guys who can serve in a number of different roles. Tennessee asked him to do a lot of different things—that’s just how Tennessee’s scheme was under Dick LeBeau when Williamson was there. We begin our 2019 position rankings series with a look at the off-ball linebackers, including our top 10 ranking, a discussion of the Patriots approach and the value of new Jets LB C.J. New York–born Owen Otasowie, 19, came on and helped Wolves claw their way to a 2–1 win over Chelsea. Written By Tadd Haislop. They were able to overcome the lack of a true top-tier pass-rusher by blitzing the living daylights out of every quarterback they faced (a league-leading... For obvious reasons, the 2020 NFL preseason presents challenges to players and coaches like no other in the league's history. 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