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PFW Draft Prospect Rankings: Inside Linebacker

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The writers of Patriots Football Weekly have done their homework on all the prospects in this year's NFL Draft. Now, you can download the actual notes they took on all the top players, broken down by position for your convenience. Today, they offer their notes on the inside linebackers.
* - indicates underclassman

INSIDE LINEBACKERS

1 | *Benardrick McKinney, Mississippi State

6-4, 246, 4.66

Andy Hart: Big, fast and physical. Thumper who can also rush the passer a little bit. Likes to hit and run through people. More athletic Brandon Spikes.

2 | Stephone Anthony, Clemson

6-2, 243, 4.56

Andy Hart: Good size and speed combo. Athletic ILB type. Closes and finishes. Can blitz.

3 | Eric Kendricks, UCLA

6-0, 232, 4.61

Andy Hart: Aggressive and seems to play with strong instincts. Not huge, but gets there with a thump. Good athlete and wrap-up guy. Solid but not spectacular.

4 | Denzel Perryman, Miami

5-11, 236, 4.78

Andy Hart: Captain and 4 year starter. Aggressive and pretty athletic. Shorter, solid ILB prospect. Can cover a little.

5 | Ben Heeney, Kansas

6-0, 231, 4.59

Andy Hart: 2 YR led SEC in tackles. Avg. athlete all around. Gets caught on blocks. Not a hitter, wrap-up guy. Probably backup/SPT.

THE REST:

Bryce Hager, Baylor

6-1, 234, 4.76

Andy Hart: Smart and instinctive. Tackle machine. Skinny. Finds ball and always around the play. Good motor. Reminds me of Dane Fletcher but better.

Ramik Wilson, Georgia

6-2, 237, 4.77

Andy Hart: 2 YR led SEC in tackles. Avg. athlete all around. Gets caught on blocks. Not a hitter, wrap-up guy. Probably backup/SPT.

Hayes Pullard, USC

6-0, 240, 4.78

Andy Hart: 51 starts. Quite Combine 3-cone drill. Solid all around athlete. Can run, cover and rush. Jumps around too much in trash.

Trey DePriest, Alabama

6-0, 254, 4.92

Andy Hart: 3 year starter. Thick. Physical. Not quick. Avg. or worse athlete. Can take on blocks.

Jake Ryan, Michigan

6-3, 238, 4.68

NO COMMENTS

A.J. Johnson, Tennessee

6-2, 242, 4.79

Andy Hart: Major off-field issues. Can cover some. Not elite quickness or athlete. Too high at times. Can thump some.

A.J. Tarpley, Stanford

6-0, 233, 4.84

NO COMMENTS

Jeff Luc, Cincinnati

6-0, 263, 4.83

NO COMMENTS

Amarlo Herrera, Georgia

6-0, 244, 4.83

Andy Hart: Captain and 3 year starter. Avg. speed and quickness. Blitzes a lot. Avg. athlete. Little stiff. OK flow. True ILB type.

Zach Vigil, Utah State

6-2, 238, 4.86

NO COMMENTS

Taiwan Jones, Michigan State

6-2, 245, 4.95

Andy Hart: Long arms. Good size. Downhill guy. Thick. Spikes type.

Kevin Snyder, Rutgers

6-2, 247, 4.77

NO COMMENTS

Andrew Bose, Rhode Island

6-2, 232, 4.86

NO COMMENTS

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