[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



QB | RB | FB | WR | TE | OT | OG | C


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


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