2021 NFL Draft Preliminary Linebackers List

After putting a bow on the 2020 NFL Draft with team-by-team recaps it is now time to look to the future. The 2020 college football season “should be” getting underway in a little over two months. When (if?) the season starts, Deep Fried Draft will be right there bringing you all of the things you are accustomed to seeing from me.

Like last year, I am entering the 2021 NFL Draft season with 300 names on my watch list.

Today, we are going to look at the linebackers. These players will be listed only by class and not in any sort of official ranking.

2021 Preliminary Linebacker List

SENIORS

Dylan Moses Alabama Sr 6’2 233
Tony Fields, II Arizona Sr 6’1 220
K.J. Britt Auburn Sr 6’0 236
Max Richardson Boston College Sr 6’0 230
Kuony Deng Cal Sr 6’6 220
Nate Landman Colorado Sr 6’2 230
Justin Rice Fresno State Sr 6’2 225
Monty Rice Georgia Sr 6’1 235
Jabril Cox LSU Sr 6’2 233
Erroll Thompson Mississippi State Sr 6’1 250
Chazz Surratt North Carolina Sr 6’3 230
Paddy Fisher Northwestern Sr 6’4 245
Baron Browning Ohio State Sr 6’3 247
Tuf Borland Ohio State Sr 6’1 230
Pete Werner Ohio State Sr 6’3 239
Amen Ogbongbeniga Oklahoma State Sr 6’0 225
Jordan Fox Stanford Sr 6’2 227
Garret Wallow TCU Sr 6’1 212
Patrick Johnson Tulane Sr 6’3 250
Zane Zandier Virginia Sr 6’2 230
Rayshard Ashby Virginia Tech Sr 5’10 237

 

I am excited to watch this group of linebacker prospects. The top name to watch is probably Dylan Moses of Alabama. Moses has dealt with some injury issues but has tremendous talent. Chazz Surratt is a former QB who has taken to linebacker like a duck to water. Kuony Deng is a raw player who has the makings of a potential star. I look forward to seeing how Jabril Cox steps up from FCS North Dakota State to the SEC.

UNDERCLASSMEN

Nick Bolton Missouri Jr 6’0 235
DaShawn White Oklahoma Jr 6’0 228
Micah Parsons Penn State Jr 6’3 245
Ernest Jones South Carolina Jr 6’1 235
Palaie Gaoteote Southern Cal Jr 6’2 250
Dimitri Moore Vanderbilt Jr 6’3 230

 

Micah Parsons has received lofty praise and sets up to be one of the top prospects available in the 2021 NFL Draft. South Carolina LB Ernest Jones flashes whenever you turn on the Gamecocks defensive tape.

Next up, we look ahead to the 2021 cornerback class.

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