2014 DRAFTTEK BIG BOARD - Ranked by Position
Inside 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 (8)   0 Alabama
C.J. Mosley
Sr          6'2"          234
#32
BIO
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2 (49)   0 Stanford
Shayne Skov
Sr          6'2"          245
#11
BIO
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3 (74)   0 Connecticut
Yawin Smallwood
Jr          6'2"          246
#33
BIO
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4 (93)   0 Wisconsin
Chris Borland
Sr          5'11"          248
#44
BIO
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5 (113)   0 W Kentucky
Andrew Jackson
Sr          6'1"          254
#4
BIO
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6 (121)   0 Florida State
Telvin Smith
Sr          6'3"          218
#22
BIO
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7 (130)   0 LSU
Lamin Barrow
Sr          6'1"          237
#18
BIO
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8 (143)   0 Kentucky
Avery Williamson
Sr          6'1"          246
#40
BIO
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9 (169)   0 Michigan State
Max Bullough
Sr          6'2"          252
#40
BIO
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10 (188)   0 Virginia Tech
Jack Tyler
Sr          6'1"          236
#58
BIO
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11 (217)   0 Louisville
Preston Brown
Sr          6'1"          251
#2
BIO
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12 (235)  +19 Iowa
James Morris
Sr          6'1"          230
#44
BIO
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13 (240)   -3 Cincinnati
Greg Blair
Sr          6'1"          252
#51
BIO
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14 (252)  +15 Penn State
Glenn Carson
Sr          6'2"          235
#40
BIO
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15 (253)   0 South Florida
Devekeyan Lattimore
Sr          6'1"          237
#34
BIO
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16 (312)   -29 UCLA
Jordan Zumwalt
Sr          6'4"          235
#35
BIO
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17 (347)  +20 Notre Dame
Dan Fox
Sr          6'2"          240
#48
BIO
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18 (368)  +19 Boston College
Steele Divitto
Sr          6'2"          238
#49
BIO
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19 (377)  +22 Oklahoma State
Caleb Lavey
Sr          6'2"          240
#45
BIO
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STRONG INSIDE LINEBACKER
3-4

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The Inside Linebacker ("Mike") plays the classic Middle Linebacker in a 4-3. 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 - normally dump offs to backs or TEs. And blitz, if called on to do so.

This diagram shows an ILB 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 ILB has primary responsibility with support from the outside LBs and strong safety. Passing game responsibilities are in the middle of the field. If the TE and RB go wide, then keying a running QB or executing a blitz is possible.
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