Serritella: Top 10 LB Rankings (Pre-Combine)

NFL Draft Bible Founder Ric Serritella ranks the top 10 linebackers for the 2018 NFL Draft heading into the scouting combine. One of the most exciting positions to watch in Indianapolis will be the linebackers, as there are a handful of players looking to stake claim, including Rashaan Evans of Alabama, Tremaine Edmunds of Virginia Tech and Leighton Vander Esch of Boise State, all of whom are in serious consideration for the first round. Two-time MEAC Defensive Player of the Year Darius Leonard is expected to be one of the first FCS prospects off the board.

Linebackers

  1. Rashaan Evans, Alabama
  2. Tremaine Edmunds, Virginia Tech
  3. Leighton Vander Esch, Boise State
  4. Malik Jefferson, Texas
  5. Micah Kiser, Virginia
  6. Jerome Baker, Ohio State
  7. Shaun Dion-Hamilton, Alabama
  8. Darius Leonard, South Carolina State
  9. Hercules Mata’afa, Washington
  10. Josey Jewell, Iowa

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Rick Serritella

Established in 2002, NFL Draft Bible Founder Ric Serritella began his independent scouting service as a publication used by all 32 NFL teams. Eventually, it would evolve into an online scouting resource that reaches millions of people each month. An early adaptor to technology, the NFL Draft Bible produced the first ever livestream video show and live podcast on location from the NFL Draft. The NFL Draft Bible network extends to professional football leagues all over the world and includes general managers, executives, scouts, coaches, agents, trainers, advisors, along with other media outlets and draftniks. In addition to owning the NFL Draft Bible, Serritella has also served as executive producer of the T.Ocho Show (2010) on NBC Sports, producer for The Mike & The Mad Dog Show (2002) on YES Network, producer for NFL Now with Mike Francesa, one of the only nationally syndicated NFL shows at that time (2003), producer on ESPN Hollywoood (2005) and helped start up the Wall Street Journal YouTube channel (2007). He has interviewed the likes of Donald Trump, Roger Goodell, Archie Manning, Shaquille O'Neal, Allen Iverson, Danica Patrick, Venus Williams, Howard Stern, Don King, Jay-Z, Madonna, Bon Jovi and hundreds of other celebrities/athletes. Other involvements include helping build the fiber-optic system for MLB Network during his time as manager at HTN Communications, writing for USA TODAY, working for CBS and AEG Live. Since 2015, he has served as the Director of Media for the Parabolic Performance NFL Draft Prep program. In 2017, Serritella served as the Director of Player Personnel for the College Gridiron Showcase & Symposium. A graduate of Johnson & Wales University (JWU) in Providence, RI, Serritella earned a B.A. in Sports Entertainment & Event Management and was honored with the Inaugural Sports Entertainment & Event Management Success Board Achievement Award by the school in 2009. While attending JWU, he interned for the New England Patriots and ESPN X-Games. A proud member of the Pro Football Writers of America and the Football Writers Association of America, Serritella currently resides in his home state of New Jersey.

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