1. Luke Kuechly - Kuechly is a tackling machine, but lacks big time athleticism.
2. Vontaze Burfict - Burfict has the talent and motor to be a game changer at inside linebacker, but he is just very undisciplined. At one point in time both Ray Lewis and Lawrence Taylor were both also considered undisciplined.
3. Dont'a Hightower - Hightower has played in a 3-4 at Alabama and was a good leader for 3 seasons. He reminds me of Brandon Spikes though, a player that had horrible times at his combine and needs to play for an established team.
4. Audie Cole - Cole is a big inside backer at 6'4" 243 lbs. HE would be best suited inside a 3-4 defense.
5. ???? - There really isn't another impact guy at the inside linebacker position. Giants' linebackers Williams, Herzlich, and Jones would have been drafted in the 3rd or 4th round if they were in this draft instead of the last.
1. Courtney Upshaw - Upshaw was one of the best players on the nations best defense. He is the most complete 3-4 linebacker, but hasn't shown dominance as a pass rusher.
2. Melvin Ingram - He will be the best pass rusher of the class, but he played DE/DT at S. Carolina. This will be a new position for him and he will remind many of Elvis Dummerville.
3. Zach Brown - Brown is probably the best 4-3 outside linebacker in this draft. He was part of the same talented defensive group that gave the Giants' Marvin Austin.
4. Ronnell Lewis - Lewis was Oklahoma's best player before he was injured. He is as good against the run as he was against the pass. He will be the steal of the draft.
5. Lavonte David - a 6'1" 225 lb linebacker from Nebraska, that's about all I know of him. He is a guy that can shoot up after the combine.
6. Sean Spence - I like Spence more than the average person. He popped off of the screen defensively in every Miami game. Plus he's from the U!!!
7. Bobby Wagner - Wagner is from Utah State, not a traditional football powerhouse, but he is a capable linebacker that is raw and has a big upside.