2013 DRAFTTEK BIG BOARD - Ranked by Position
Top 2013 3-4 Outside Rush LB Prospects
Most Recent Revision:  4/14/2013


QB Center OG LOT ROT TE RBF RBC WRF WRP WRS FB
OUTSIDE LINEBACKER
3-4

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The Outside Linebackers in a 3-4 alignment are the primary pass rushers. Athletic 4-3 DE's who can play standing up and maintain leverage make excellent prospects. Their responsibilities include:

1) Provide the outside pass rush on pass plays
2) Defend end sweeps and provide gap control on off-tackle slants
3) Pass coverage in the flanks, normally dump-offs to backs or tight ends

This diagram shows the Outside LBs in a 3-4 alignment. One prospect may be selected over another based on the following factors:

A. Prevailing defensive philosophy: In a "read and react" 3-4, the defensive line controls the offensive line to allow the LBs to flow to the ball. In "attack and penetrate", the defensive line takes more of a 1-gap approach and the LBs have more gap responsibilities.

B. Opponent's offensive philosophy: In facing a power running game, the OLB has to stay home and support the ILBs. Against slants and sweeps , the OLB has primary responsibility. Passing game responsibilities are outside the hashmarks. If the TE and RB do not go wide, then keying a running QB or executing a blitz is possible.
DE43 DE34 DT43 DT34 OLB43 OLB34 WILB SILB SS FS CB
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1 (2)   0 Oregon
Dion Jordan
Sr          6'6"          248
#96
2 (10)  +2 Brigham Young
Ezekiel Ansah
Sr          6'5"          271
#47
3 (11)   -3 Georgia
Jarvis Jones
Jr          6'2"          245
#76
4 (12)   -2 LSU
Barkevious Mingo
Jr          6'4"          241
#49
5 (35)   -3 Texas
Alex Okafor
Sr          6'4"          264
#80
6 (52)   0 Southern Miss
Jamie Collins
Sr          6'3"          250
#8
7 (59)  +1 Auburn
Corey Lemonier
Jr          6'3"          255
#55
8 (66) -28 LSU
Sam Montgomery
Jr          6'3"          262
#99
9 (77) +105 Connecticut
Trevardo Williams
Sr          6'1"          241
#48
10 (78)   -7 Texas A&M
Damontre Moore
Jr          6'4"          250
#94
11 (97) -22 Georgia
Cornelius Washington
Sr          6'4"          265
#83
12 (125)   -13 Florida State
Brandon Jenkins
Sr          6'2"          251
#49
13 (131) -67 Illinois
Michael Buchanan
Sr          6'5"          255
#99
14 (141)  +11 Harding
Ty Powell
Sr          6'2"          249
#9
15 (158)   0 Stanford
Chase Thomas
Sr          6'3"          244
#44
16 (176) +47 San Jose State
Travis Johnson
Sr          6'3"          245
#43
17 (177) +49 LSU
Lavar Edwards
Sr          6'4"          277
#89
18 (213) -64 TCU
Stansly Maponga
Jr          6'2"          256
#90
19 (240) +55 Western Kentucky
Quanterus Smith
Sr          6'5"          250
#93
20 (298) -91 Cincinnati
Walt Stewart
Sr          6'4"          246
#54
21 (300)   -47 Missouri Western
David Bass
Sr          6'4"          262
#91
22 (329)   -156 Washington State
Travis Long
Sr          6'4"          256
#89
23 (339)   -102 USC
Wes Horton
Sr          6'5"          265
#96
24 (349)  +51 Central Florida
Troy Davis
Sr          6'2"          251
#58
25 (360)   -34 Ohio State
Nathan Williams
Sr          6'3"          241
#43
26 (384)   -106 Missouri
Brad Madison
Sr          6'4"          265
#57



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