DRAFTTEK BIG BOARD - Ranked by Position
Top 2013 Inside LB Prospects - Weakside
Most Recent Revision:  4/14/2013


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INSIDE LINEBACKER
WEAKSIDE

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The Weak Inside Linebacker ("Mo") plays the weak side of the offensive formation in a 3-4. His responsibilities include:

1) Stop the run, particularly in the middle of the field
2) Gap responsibilities between the Nose Tackle and Defensive End in a 3-4
3) Pass coverage - typically dump-offs to backs or Tight Ends. Also blitzing if called on to do so.

This diagram shows the WILB 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 WILB has to stay home and support the SILB. Against slants and sweeps, the WILB can take more chances with angles between blockers. Passing game responsibilities are in the middle of the field - if the TE and RB go wide, a blitz is possible.
DE43 DE34 DT43 DT34 OLB43 OLB34 WILB SILB SS FS CB
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1 (19) +20 Kansas State
Arthur Brown
Sr          6'0"          241
#4
2 (27)   -6 Georgia
Alec Ogletree
Jr          6'2"          242
#9
3 (49)  +9 Rutgers
Khaseem Greene
Sr          6'0"          241
#20
4 (65)  +8 Connecticut
Sio Moore
Sr          6'0"          245
#3
5 (124) -32 Texas A&M
Sean Porter
Sr          6'1"          229
#10
6 (147) -36 Alabama
Nico Johnson
Sr          6'2"          248
#35
7 (163)   -4 Rutgers
Steve Beauharnais
Sr          6'0"          240
#42
8 (169)  +24 Missouri
Zaviar Gooden
Sr          6'1"          234
#25
9 (183)   -17 Penn State
Michael Mauti
Sr          6'2"          243
#42
10 (184)  +17 Penn State
Gerald Hodges
Sr          6'1"          243
#6
11 (184)   -17 North Carolina
Kevin Reddick
Sr          6'1"          243
#48
12 (184)  +2 Florida
Jelani Jenkins
Jr          6'0"          243
#3
13 (328)   -16 Georgia
Christian Robinson
Sr          6'2"          226
#45
14 (359)   -14 Nebraska
Will Compton
Sr          6'2"          230
#51
15 (372)   0 Brigham Young
Uona Kaveinga
Sr          5'11"          235
#4



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