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[UPDATE] 2018 NFL Draft OLB Rankings — Top 50

Every NFL team could use an additional edge rusher. Depending on scheme and fit, players such as Harold Landry of Boston College and Josh Sweat of Florida State could play either defensive end or outside linebacker at the next level. Then there are top tier players such as Rashaan Evans and Tremaine Edmunds who possess the rare skill-set to play any linebacker position. While his production doesn’t jump off the stat page, Georgia linebacker Lorenzo Carter displayed eye-popping measureables that could see him selected in round one. Meanwhile, one-year wonder Leighton Vander Esch has skyrocketed up NFL draft boards since his impressive bowl game performance in December, followed by an outstanding combine showing, forcing general managers to weigh the risk/reward factor when drafting him. UCF playmaker Shaquem Griffin captivated the national media with his one-handed tale in Indianapolis, while Darius Jackson of Jacksonville State is a small school standout who could very well wind up out-performing many of the players projected to be selected ahead of him. Be sure to follow @NFLDraftBible for exclusive coverage of the 2018 NFL Draft held in Dallas, Texas.

POSITIONAL RANKINGS

OFFENSE

QB | RB | FB | WR | TE | OT | OG | C

DEFENSE

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

OUTSIDE LINEBACKER RANKINGS

RK FIRST LAST SCHOOL PROJ REPORT
1 Rashaan Evans (ILB) Alabama 1
2 Tremaine Edmunds Virginia Tech 1 LINK
3 Harold Landry (DE) Boston College 1 LINK
4 Lorenzo Carter Georgia 1
5 Leighton Vander Esch* Boise State 1 LINK
6 Josh Sweat (DE) Florida State 2 LINK
7 Uchenna Nwosu USC 3
8 Ogbonnia Okoronkwo (DE) Oklahoma 3
9 Marquis Haynes (DE) Mississippi 3 LINK
10 Jerome Baker Ohio State 3
11 Hercules Mata’afa (DE) Washington 4 LINK
12 Oren Burks Vanderbilt 4
13 Fred Warner BYU 5
14 Shaquem Griffin UCF 5
15 Leon Jacobs (ILB) Wisconsin 5
16 Jeff Holland* Auburn 5
17 Garret Dooley Wisconsin 6 LINK
18 Darius Jackson (OLB) Jacksonville State 6 LINK
19 Ola Adeniyi Toledo 6
20 Anthony Winbush Ball State 7
21 Ja’Von Rolland-Jones (DE) Arkansas State 7 LINK
22 Dante Booker Ohio State UDFA
23 Matthew Thomas Florida State UDFA
24 Davin Bellamy Georgia UDFA
25 Trevon Young Louisville UDFA
26 James Hearns Louisville UDFA
27 Tre Williams (ILB) Missouri/Auburn UDFA
28 Da’Sean Downey UMass UDFA LINK
29 Jacob Pugh Florida State UDFA
30 Jayd Kirby Kansas State UDFA
31 Shaheed Salmon Samford UDFA
32 Corey Thompson LSU UDFA
33 Andrew Ankrah (DE) James Madison UDFA
34 Bo Bower Iowa UDFA
35 Travin Howard TCU UDFA
36 DJ Palmore (ILB) Navy UDFA
37 DJ Sanders Tennessee State UDFA
38 Jacob Martin (DE) Temple UDFA
39 Greer Martini Notre Dame UDFA
40 Matthew Oplinger (DE) Yale UDFA
41 Torrodney Prevot Oregon/SUSP UDFA
42 Ben Niemann Iowa UDFA
43 CJ Johnson East Texas Baptist UDFA
44 Emmanuel Ellerbe Rice UDFA
45 Dewey Jarvis Brown UDFA
46 Mike Tyler Stanford UDFA
47 Luke Carrezola UConn UDFA
48 Keshun Freeman Georgia Tech UDFA
49 Bobby Jones IV (ILB) Northern Illlinois UDFA
50 Shaq Jones UAB UDFA