[UPDATE] 2018 NFL Draft ILB Rankings — Top 50

The 2018 inside linebacker draft class doesn’t possess an elite franchise-type talent but this is an extremely deep group, featuring a handful of prospects who we anticipate will make a NFL roster as an UDFA. Players with medical questions such as Shaun Dion Hamilton of Alabama and Jack Cichy of Wisconsin are two prospects who were once highly rated at one time but due to injury will probably not get drafted. Al-Rasheed Benton is a gamer, his size could see him play a rover-type of role at the next level but his leadership and production is through the roof. San Jose State linebacker Frank Ginda finished with 173 tackles this past season, only Luke Kuechly (Boston College) and Jimmy Cottrell (New Mexico State) have ever registered more during a single season in NCAA history but the Spartans man in the middle has been largely overlooked throughout the draft process. Want more 24/7/365 NFL Draft coverage, then be sure to follow us @NFLDraftBible

POSITIONAL RANKINGS

OFFENSE

QB | RB | FB | WR | TE | OT | OG | C

DEFENSE

DT | 3-4 DE | 4-3 DE | OLB | ILB | CB | S | ST

INSIDE LINEBACKER RANKINGS

RK FIRST LAST SCHOOL PROJ REPORT AUDIO
1 Roquan Smith* Georgia 1
2 Malik Jefferson (OLB) Texas 2 LINK
3 Micah Kiser Virginia 3 LINK
4 Josey Jewell Iowa 4 LINK
5 Darius Leonard (OLB) South Carolina State 5
6 Genard Avery Memphis 5
7 Tegray Scales Indiana 5
8 Dorian O’Daniel (OLB) Clemson 6
9 Mike McCray (OLB) Michigan 6
10 Azeem Victor Washington 6
11 Kenny Young (OLB) UCLA 6
12 Peter Kalambayi (OLB) Stanford 7
13 Joel Lanning (OLB) Iowa State 7
14 Edward Shockley VIllanova 7 LINK
15 Jack Cichy Wisconsin UDFA
16 Shaun Dion Hamilton Alabama UDFA LINK
17 Joey Iyiegbuniwe* Western Kentucky UDFA
18 Keishawn Bierria (OLB) Washington UDFA
19 Al-Rasheed Benton West Virginia UDFA
20 Frank Ginda* San Jose State UDFA LINK
21 Jason Cabinda (OLB) Penn State UDFA
22 Chris Worley Ohio State UDFA
23 Nyles Morgan Notre Dame UDFA
24 Christopher Covington (OLB) Indiana UDFA
25 Christian Sam* Arizona State UDFA
26 Reggie Carter Georgia UDFA
27 James Crawford (OLB) Illinois UDFA
28 Parris Bennett (OLB) Syracuse UDFA
29 Ty Schwab (OLB) Boston College UDFA LINK
30 Ja’Whaun Bentley Purdue UDFA
31 Andre Smith* North Carolina State UDFA
32 Eric Boggs Appalachian State UDFA LINK
33 Jermaine Carter Jr. Maryland UDFA LINK
34 Nick DeLuca North Dakota State UDFA
35 Djuan Hines Houston UDFA
36 DJ Calhoun Arizona State UDFA
37 Auggie Sanchez South Florida UDFA
38 Quentin Poling Ohio UDFA
39 Demarquis Gates (OLB/SS) Mississippi UDFA
40 Devante Downs California UDFA
41 Courtney Love Kentucky UDFA
42 Brett Taylor Western Illinois UDFA LINK
43 Myles Pierce The Citadel UDFA
44 Kevin Palma Stanford UDFA
45 Aaron Tiller (OLB/DE) Southern A&M UDFA
46 Kyron Watson Southern illinois UDFA LINK
47 Carter Henderson Duquesne UDFA
48 Michael Cerisano Southern Connecticut St. UDFA
49 Nick Horne Eastern Illinois UDFA LINK
50 Ro’Derrick Hoskins Florida State UDFA

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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