2021 NFL Draft: Final LB Rankings

For the most part, pro days are finished. All of the athletic testing we are going to get has been documented. The proverbial hay is in the barn. It is time to finalize all of my position rankings.

Each position group is scored differently in my formula. I take into account my tape grade (70-75% depending on the position). I also factor in production at the collegiate level (15% for all non-offensive linemen). The other main portion is an athletic score (15% for non-OL, 25% for OL). I also assign a small bump for each position group based on the value of that position in the NFL. Quarterbacks get the highest while RBs get the lowest.

With that being said, let’s look at the linebackers. I watched 37 in this draft cycle.

FINAL LINEBACKER RANKINGS

TAPE PROD. ATH. TOTAL
1 Micah Parsons Penn State 8.75 8 9.59 8.9635
2 Jamin Davis Kentucky 8.29 9 9.93 8.8425
3 Buddy Johnson Texas A&M 8.2 10 9.22 8.823
4 Jabril Cox LSU 8.5 8 9.73 8.8095
5 Derrick Barnes Purdue 8.3 10 8.42 8.773
6 Zaven Collins Tulsa 8.6 7 8.73 8.5795
7 Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah Notre Dame 8.6 7 8.71 8.5765
8 Chazz Surratt North Carolina 8.25 8 8.47 8.4455
9 Baron Browning Ohio State 8.25 6 9.98 8.372
10 Nick Bolton Missouri 8.42 10 4.6 8.284
11 Riley Cole South Alabama 7.88 9 8.07 8.2765
12 Pete Werner Ohio State 7.83 7 9.52 8.159
13 Ernest Jones South Carolina 8.25 8 6.39 8.1335
14 Garret Wallow TCU 7.6 9 8.13 8.0895
15 Nick Niemann Iowa 7.5 8 9.51 8.0765
16 Hamilcar Rashed Oregon State 8 6 9.01 8.0515
17 Dylan Moses Alabama 8.25 7 6.72 8.033
18 Anthony Hines III Texas A&M 7.8 7 8.23 7.9445
19 Cam McGrone Michigan 8.25 6 6.72 7.883
20 Curtis Robinson Stanford 7 9 9.23 7.8345
21 Grant Stuard Houston 7.7 8 6.72 7.798
22 Monty Rice Georgia 7.8 7 7.2 7.79
23 Charles Snowden Virginia 7.93 6 6.72 7.659
24 Paddy Fisher Northwestern 7.75 10 3.36 7.629
25 Max Richardson Boston College 7.42 8 6.71 7.6005
26 Tony Fields, II West Virginia 8 7 4.97 7.5955
27 Amen Ogbongbeniga Oklahoma State 7.75 8 5.11 7.5915
28 Isaiah McDuffie Boston College 7 9 7.32 7.548
29 Zane Zandier Virginia 7.5 7 6.36 7.454
30 K.J. Britt Auburn 7.75 7 4.68 7.377
31 Justin Hilliard Ohio State 7.75 7 4.28 7.317
32 Milo Eifler Illinois 7 6 7.86 7.179
33 Erroll Thompson Mississippi State 7.83 8 1.64 7.127
34 Rayshard Ashby Virginia Tech 7.6 7 3.29 7.0635
35 Rodjay Burns Louisville 7.35 7 3.47 6.9155
36 Tuf Borland Ohio State 7.38 7 1.3 6.611
37 Antjuan Simmons Michigan State 7.25 7 1.69 6.5785

Tomorrow we will look at the cornerback position.

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