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PFW Draft Prospect Rankings: Inside Linebacker

Draft Rankings By Position:

QB | RB | TE | WR | OL | CB | DT | DE| ILB | OLB | S

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 |  Reggie Ragland, Alabama

HEIGHT: 6-1 | WEIGHT: 247 | 40: 4.72

Andy Hart: SEC Defensive Player of the Year. Easily best ILB in draft, by far. Did lot for Tide, including drop and rush as well as tackle machine. Played behind big bodies, lots of protection. Solid all around, but not overly explosive. Good but not elite athlete. 

Paul Perillo: Very athletic; Can cover; Plays well in space; Good tackler; Physical; Solid.

2 | Kentrell Brothers, Missouri

HEIGHT: 6-0 | WEIGHT: 245 | 40: 4.89

Andy Hart:40 ST starts. Big plays. Finishes. Not an elite prospect, but productive. Not a real thumper. Below average speed. Upside?

Paul Perillo: Uses hands well; Good tackler; Finds the ball; Good instincts; Blitzes effectively.

3 | Scooby Wright III*, Arizona

HEIGHT: 6-0 | WEIGHT: 239 | 40: 4.9

Andy Hart: AA as soph as maybe best defensive player in the country. Missed most of 2015 foot. VG instincts. Run around guy. Lacks elite measurables. Won't be asked to rush as much in NFL. Role is a question.

Paul Perillo: Good not great athlete; Closes fast; Strong pass rusher; Huge junior season with 15 of his 17 career sacks.

4 | Dominique Alexander, Oklahoma

HEIGHT: 6-0 | WEIGHT:224 | 40: 4.64

Andy Hart: No Comments.

Paul Perillo: Strong tackler; Good closing speed; Small and quick; Fills well; Reacts well.

5 | Blake Martinez, Stanford

HEIGHT: 6-2 | WEIGHT: 237 | 40: 4.71

Andy Hart: No Comments

Paul Perillo: Gets through the wash; Aggressive; Good mobility; Solid.

THE REST

Tyler Matakevich, Temple

HEIGHT: 6-0 | WEIGHT: 238 | 40: 4.81

Andy Hart: 4YR starter. 4X 100 tackles. Effort and headsy. Leader. Quick instincts. Undersized. Probably SPT type. Not an NFL starter.

Paul Perillo: Tackling machine; Good feet/instincts; Tough and physical; Plays special teams; Can cover.

Antonio Morrison, Florida

HEIGHT: 6-1 | WEIGHT: 233 | 40: 5.1

Andy Hart: Undersized and slow, bad combination. Spikes type but smaller. 2X captain and leader. Arrested for barking at a police dog. Stops feet when hitting/tackling. Aggressive and motor.

Paul Perillo: Violent; Good tackler; Shoots gaps; Good instincts; Physical downhill player; Limited athlete.

Nick Vigil*, Utah State

HEIGHT: 6-2 | WEIGHT: 230 | 40: 4.67

Andy Hart: No Comments.

Paul Perillo: No Comments.

Nick Kwiatoski, West Virginia

HEIGHT: 6-2 | WEIGHT: 243 | 40: 4.73

Andy Hart: OLB. All-around defender. Pretty athletic. Clear SPT option. Scrappy and productive. Versatile.Good backup and SPT type.

Paul Perillo: Hybrid S-type; Attacks; Good tackler; Strong; Around the ball; Quicker than fast; Perhaps a late-round find?

Jared Norris, Utah

HEIGHT: 6-1 | WEIGHT: 239 | 40: 4.74

Andy Hart: Not a thumper or stout. Good SPT option. OK size. Not explosive. Wraps up. Good feet. Fast enough. Borderline starter.

Paul Perillo: Physical; Good feet; Closes well; Small but quick; Special teams experience.

Luke Rhodes, William & Mary

HEIGHT: 6-2 | WEIGHT: 239 | 40: 4.68

Andy Hart: No Comments.

Paul Perillo: No Comments.

Josh Forest, Kentucky

HEIGHT: 6-3 | WEIGHT: 245 | 40: 4.77

Andy Hart: No Comments.

Paul Perillo: Shoots gaps; Closes fast; Decisive; Bit of an ankle-biter as a tackler; Blitzes and drops in coverage.

Reggie Northrup, Florida State

HEIGHT: 6-0 | WEIGHT: 231 | 40: 4.73

Andy Hart: No Comments.

Paul Perillo: No Comments.

Elandon Roberts, Houston

HEIGHT: 5-11 | WEIGHT: 233 | 40: 4.86

Andy Hart: No Comments.

Paul Perillo: No Comments.

Zeek Bigger, East Carolina

HEIGHT: 6-1 | WEIGHT: 216 | 40: 4.67

Andy Hart: No Comments.

Paul Perillo: No Comments.

Jake Ganus, Georgia

HEIGHT: 6-2 | WEIGHT: 231 | 40: 4.83

Andy Hart: No Comments.

Paul Perillo: No Comments.

Brandon Chubb, Wake Forest

HEIGHT: 6-0 | WEIGHT: 245 | 40: 4.8

Andy Hart: No Comments.

Paul Perillo: No Comments.

James Burgess, Louisville

HEIGHT: 6-0 | WEIGHT: 229 | 40: 4.72

Andy Hart: No Comments.

Paul Perillo: No Comments.

Cassanova McKinzy, Auburn

HEIGHT: 6-2 | WEIGHT: 231 | 40: 4.83

Andy Hart: No Comments.

Paul Perillo: No Comments.

Antonio Longino, Arizona State

HEIGHT: 6-2 | WEIGHT: 231 | 40: 4.73

Andy Hart: No Comments.

Paul Perillo: No Comments.

Akil Blount, Florida A&M

HEIGHT: 6-2 | WEIGHT: 238 | 40: 4.78

Andy Hart: No Comments.

Paul Perillo: No Comments.

Joe Bolden, Michigan

HEIGHT: 6-2 | WEIGHT: 239 | 40: 4.82

Andy Hart: No Comments.

Paul Perillo: No Comments.

C. J. Johnson, Mississippi

HEIGHT: 6-1 | WEIGHT: 225 | 40: 4.72

Andy Hart: No Comments.

Paul Perillo: No Comments.

Joe Schmidt, Notre Dame

HEIGHT: 6-0 | WEIGHT: 235 | 40: 4.84

Andy Hart: No Comments.

Paul Perillo: No Comments.

Anthony Sarao, USC

HEIGHT: 5-11 | WEIGHT: 229 | 40: 4.73

Andy Hart: No Comments.

Paul Perillo: No Comments.

Steven Daniels, Boston College

HEIGHT: 6-0 | WEIGHT: 257 | 40: 4.87

Andy Hart: No Comments.

Paul Perillo: No Comments.

Draft Rankings By Position:

QB | RB | TE | WR | OL | CB | DT | DE| ILB | OLB | S

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