NFL Draft Bible Big Board Rankings: Outside Linebackers

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*Grade Scale Explained At Bottom | Underclassmen Ranked Regardless of Draft Class | Scouting Reports Available In Our Virtual Draft Guide: Access Here

2021 OUTSIDE LINEBACKERS – SENIORS

1JosephOssaiTexas17.0/8.5
2QuincyRocheMiami (FL)26.9/8.0
3MerlinRobertsonArizona State36.7/8.3
4SamWilliamsMississippi36.6/8.1
5DeAngeloMaloneWestern Kentucky46.3/7.8
6HamilcarRashed Jr.Oregon State66.2/7.4
7JamarWatsonKentucky66.2/7.4
8RayThorntonLSU76.2/7.4
9MalikFisherVillanovaPFA5.9/6.9

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OUTSIDE LINEBACKERS – UNDERCLASSMEN

1AzeezOjulariGeorgia17.5/9.5
2AdamAndersonGeorgia37.0/8.5
3BrandonSmithPenn State46.6/.8.0
4ChrisRumph IIDuke46.6/8.9
5NoahTaylorVirginia56.5/8.0
6RonniePerkinsOklahoma56.5/7.8
7NolanSmithGeorgia56.5/7.6
8MaseFunaOregon66.5/7.5
9AkheemMesidorWest Virginia76.5/7.5
10DemonClowneyMississippiPFA6.0/9.0
11DeshawnStevensMainePFA6.0/8.0

*Each player is awarded a Current Player Value (CPV), which is his current grade; the second grade is the Potential Player Value (PPV), which projects what a player can become is he maximizes his potential.

Grade Scale

10-9.6 = Franchise Cornerstone

9.5-9.0 = All Pro Player

8.9-8.4 = Solid Starter

8.3-7.9 = Average Starter

7.8-7.4 = Solid Backup

7.3-7.0 = Backup

6.9-6.5 = Bottom of Roster

6.4-6.0 = Developmental Player

5.9-5.5 = Practice Squad

5.4-5.0 = CFL/Other League

4.9-0.0 = Reject

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