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2012 NFL Draft - Top Prospects

Quarterbacks | Running Backs | Wide Receivers | Off. Linemen | Def. Linemen | Linebackers | Defensive Backs

Inside Linebackers

Luke Kuechly - ILB - Boston College

Luke Kuechly

Height: 6'3 | Weight: 237 | Born: April 20, 1991 (age 20)


Kuechly is an efficient tackler, with the mental skills to seek out the ball and the physical ability to make the play. He may not be a flashy pick, but he will be a regular contributor on defence.


2011 Stats
TOT SOLO AST Sacks INT
191 102 89 0 3

Vontaze Burfict - ILB - Arizona State

Vontze Burfict

Height: 6'3 | Weight: 250 | Born: September 24, 1990 (age 21)


Burfict is a dangerous striker from the middle linebacker position, as he can punish ball carriers. His intensity can help raise his level of play, but it can also hinder him at times when he fails to control his emotions.


2011 Stats
TOT SOLO AST Sacks INT
69 40 29 5.0 1

Manti Te'o - ILB - Notre Dame

Manti Te'o

Height: 6'2 | Weight: 255 | Born: January 26, 1991 (age 20)


Te'o is the type of aggressive ballhawk that teams covet at inside linebacker. Te'o can play in a 4-3 or a 3-4 front and exudes the toughness and passion to be the defensive leader.


2011 Stats
TOT SOLO AST Sacks INT
120 61 59 5 0

Outside Linebackers

Courtney Upshaw - OLB - Alabama

Courtney Upshaw

Height: 6'2 | Weight: 265 | Born: December 13, 1989 (age 21)


Upshaw does well to get away from blocks and is relentless in run pursuit, but his size makes him a less than ideal fit in the eyes of traditional scouts.


2011 Stats
TOT SOLO AST Sacks INT
52 36 16 9.5 1

Ronnell Lewis - OLB - Oklahoma

Ronnell Lewis

Height: 6'2 | Weight: 245 | Born: September 17, 1990 (age 21)


Lewis' quick decision making helps him track the ball extremely fast. His star will shine bright in the NFL if he can bring a more steady approach to the game.


2011 Stats
TOT SOLO AST Sacks INT
59 33 26 5.5 1

Zach Brown - OLB - North Carolina

Zach Brown

Height: 6'2 | Weight: 230 | Born: October 23, 1989 (age 22)


What Brown lacks in size he makes up for with his sideline-to-sideline speed. Brown's quickness also allows him to drop back into coverage with ease.


2011 Stats
TOT SOLO AST Sacks INT
105 62 43 5.5 3


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