2022 NFL Draft position preview continues with off the ball linebacker. 2022 seems like a solid class with a couple potential first rounders in an undervalued position.
Devin Lloyd Utah ILB
Good speed and some coverage skills. Strong tackler and potential to be a Fred Warner type. Mid to late 1st rounder
Nakobe Dean Georgia ILB
Smart and speedy with good coverage. A little smaller and needs to get off blocks but can be a good speedy LB. Mid to late 1st rounder
Kingsley Engbare LB/EDGE South Carolina
Athletic and disruptive with good blitzing ability. Needs more strength but compared to K’Lavon Chaisson as a tweener EDGE/LB. Late 1st or early 2nd round pick
Troy Anderson Montana State LB
Late rising very athletic LB from a small school. Great speed and motor but needs better tackling. Potential here in Round 2 or Round 3
Chad Muma Wyoming LB
Great tackler and leader. Need work in space and coverage but potential there. Round 2 pick
Christian Harris Alabama LB
Typical Bama LB with good size and experience. Great hitter but needs to diagnose plays better. Late Round 2 or early Round 3
Leo Chenal Wisconsin Mike LB
Old school tackling Mike LB but needs work on coverage. Playmaker for the Badgers and should be a Round 3 pick.
Nik Bonitto Oklahoma EDGE/LB
Small twitchy LB with good bend to get around the corner. Needs some size but solid day 3 pick. Think Hasaan Reddick. Late Round 2 or Round 3
Brian Asomoah Oklahoma
Good size to size LB but needs to beat blocks more. Round 3 pick.
Drake Jackson EDGE/LB USC
Another edge/LB tweener with good bend and pass rush. Good burst but needs to add strength. Round 3 pick
Channing Tindall Georgia
Physical great run defender but will struggle in coverage. Round 3 or 4.
Quay Walker Georgia
Rangy run stopper that needs to blitz better and work on coverage consistency. Round 3 or 4
Micah McFadden Indiana
Good change of direction and productive for Indiana. Not as speedy as you like so drops to Round 4
Damone Clark LSU
Great burst and speed with great hips. Injury concern and will miss rookie year. Round 4 pick.
Solid LB class and plenty of good ones available for in Rounds 1-4 of the draft.