2014 DRAFTTEK BIG BOARD - Ranked by Position
3-4 Outside Linebackers
Most Recent Revision:  3/28/2014


QB Center OG LOT ROT TE RBF RBC WRF WRS FB
DE43 DE34 DT43 DT34 OLB43 OLB34 ILB SS FS CB PK

Big Ten SEC PAC 12 Big 12 ACC Mtn West C USA Sun Belt AAC MAC


1 (1)   0 South Carolina
Jadeveon Clowney
Jr          6'5"          266
#7
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2 (6)   0 Buffalo
Khalil Mack
Sr          6'3"          251
#46
BIO
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3 (12)   0 UCLA
Anthony Barr
Sr          6'5"          255
#11
BIO
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4 (25)   0 Georgia Tech
Jeremiah Attaochu
Sr          6'3"          252
#45
BIO
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5 (32)   0 Auburn
Dee Ford
Sr          6'2"          252
#30
BIO
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6 (34)   0 Ohio State
Ryan Shazier
Jr          6'1"          237
#10
BIO
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7 (62)   0 Virginia Tech
James Gayle
Sr          6'4"          259
#99
BIO
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8 (63)   0 Texas
Jackson Jeffcoat
Sr          6'3"          247
#44
BIO
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9 (67)   0 South Florida
Aaron Lynch
Jr          6'5"          249
#42
BIO
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10 (68)   0 Stanford
Trent Murphy
Sr          6'5"          250
#93
BIO
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11 (89)   0 Alabama
Adrian Hubbard
Jr          6'6"          257
#42
BIO
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12 (91)   0 Boise State
Demarcus Lawrence
Jr          6'3"          251
#8
BIO
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13 (92)   0 BYU
Kyle Van Noy
Sr          6'3"          243
#3
BIO
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14 (92)   0 Florida State
Christian Jones
Sr          6'3"          240
#7
BIO
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15 (122)   0 USC
Morgan Breslin
Sr          6'2"          250
#91
BIO
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16 (144)   0 Florida
Ronald Powell
Jr          6'4"          244
#7
BIO
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17 (151)   0 Utah
Trevor Reilly
Sr          6'4"          245
#9
BIO
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18 (154)   0 South Dakota
Tyler Starr
Sr          6'4"          240
#11
BIO
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19 (158)   0 Arizona State
Carl Bradford
Jr          6'1"          250
#52
BIO
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20 (159)   0 Missouri
Michael Sam
Sr          6'2"          261
#52
BIO
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21 (184)   0 Notre Dame
Prince Shembo
Sr          6'1"          253
#55
BIO
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22 (198)  +1 USC
Devon Kennard
Sr          6'3"          249
#42
BIO
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23 (242)  +33 Boston College
Kevin Pierre-Louis
Sr          6'0"          232
#24
BIO
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24 (263)  +32 Montana
Jordan Tripp
Sr          6'3"          234
#37
BIO
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25 (272)  +38 Shepard
Howard Jones
Sr          6'2"          235
#7
BIO
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26 (282) -51 South Carolina
Chaz Sutton
Sr          6'4"          256
#90
BIO
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27 (292)  +6 UNLV
James Boyd
Sr          6'4"          255
#96
BIO
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28 (314)  +4 Vanderbilt
Walker May
Sr          6'5"          250
#90
BIO
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29 (356)  +12 W Kentucky
Xavius Boyd
Sr          6'2"          243
#13
BIO
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30 (371)  +5 Alabama
Xzavier Dickson
Sr          6'2"          262
#47
BIO
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31 (378)  +10 Michigan State
Marcus Rush
Sr          6'2"          250
#44
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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.
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