Fantasy Football Draft Rankings (2017)

Consensus of 23 Experts -
Rank Linebackers (Team) PosBye Best Worst Avg Std Dev
Tier 1 
1 Luke Kuechly CAR LB1 11 1 3 1.4 0.6
2 Bobby Wagner SEA LB2 6 1 11 3.2 1.9
3 Alec Ogletree LAR LB3 8 2 9 4.3 1.6
4 Kwon Alexander TB LB4 1 1 26 3.4 5.1
Tier 2 
5 Telvin Smith JAC LB5 8 4 14 6.9 2.6
6 C.J. Mosley BAL LB6 10 5 20 8.5 3.8
7 Ryan Shazier PIT LB7 9 5 13 8.7 2.1
8 Jamie Collins CLE LB8 9 5 36 9.6 6.9
9 Sean Lee DAL LB9 6 6 114 13.5 21.7
Tier 3 
10 Christian Kirksey CLE LB10 9 6 22 12.3 3.4
11 Deion Jones ATL LB11 5 6 27 13.6 5.2
12 Benardrick McKinney HOU LB12 7 10 28 13.8 3.8
13 Navorro Bowman SF LB13 11 2 29 14.3 5.7
14 Lavonte David TB LB14 1 5 20 13.6 3.0
15 Jerrell Freeman CHI LB15 9 3 28 14.9 6.7
16 Eric Kendricks MIN LB16 9 9 31 16.8 4.6
17 Vontaze Burfict CIN LB17 6 5 56 18.5 12.0
18 Jatavis Brown LAC LB18 9 12 32 18.0 4.7
Tier 4 
19 Zach Brown WAS LB19 5 6 40 20.4 6.6
20 Mark Barron LAR LB20 8 14 33 20.3 4.0
21 K.J. Wright SEA LB21 6 16 35 23.4 3.9
22 Jarrad Davis DET LB22 7 14 86 27.5 15.2
23 Kiko Alonso MIA LB23 1 20 54 26.2 7.6
24 Reuben Foster SF LB24 11 10 99 28.9 16.3
25 Von Miller DEN LB25 5 11 75 29.3 12.4
Tier 5 
26 Paul Posluszny JAC LB26 8 3 49 31.7 13.0
27 Lawrence Timmons MIA LB27 1 13 35 26.4 5.5
28 Khalil Mack OAK DE1 10 2 42 19.6 10.3
29 Derrick Johnson KC LB28 10 20 42 28.5 5.5
30 Preston Brown BUF LB29 6 12 47 30.5 8.0
31 Vince Williams PIT LB30 9 9 47 31.6 9.5
32 Jordan Hicks PHI LB31 10 19 38 29.2 4.6
33 Robert Quinn LAR LB32 8 16 120 42.9 29.0
34 Jadeveon Clowney HOU LB33 7 5 69 39.3 18.5
35 Darron Lee NYJ LB34 11 18 59 35.2 8.8
36 Myles Jack JAC LB35 8 21 51 33.1 7.3
Tier 6 
37 Vic Beasley ATL LB36 5 13 87 47.7 15.5
38 Deone Bucannon ARI LB37 8 24 52 35.0 7.0
39 Craig Robertson NO LB38 5 8 94 54.4 19.7
40 Brandon Marshall DEN LB39 5 24 48 34.4 6.4
41 Nigel Bradham PHI LB40 10 13 63 42.1 10.3
42 Tahir Whitehead DET LB41 7 13 61 42.3 10.0
43 Avery Williamson TEN LB42 8 20 47 36.0 6.3
44 Thomas Davis CAR LB43 11 17 48 37.5 6.9
45 Justin Houston KC LB44 10 19 74 41.8 11.7
46 Whitney Mercilus HOU LB45 7 17 81 63.8 16.9
47 Ramon Humber BUF LB46 6 18 75 46.5 28.5
48 Chandler Jones ARI LB47 8 22 94 51.5 15.9
49 Dee Ford KC LB48 10 20 101 71.4 28.5
50 BJ Goodson NYG LB49 8 21 52 39.8 7.8
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51 Danny Trevathan CHI LB50 9 24 61 40.7 8.3
52 Todd Davis DEN LB51 5 25 68 52.1 12.9
53 Lorenzo Alexander BUF LB52 6 25 98 66.3 22.6
Tier 7 
54 Korey Toomer LAC LB53 9 27 56 46.2 10.6
55 Ramik Wilson KC LB54 10 29 73 48.9 11.9
56 David Harris NE LB55 9 29 69 53.3 15.7
57 Joe Schobert CLE LB56 9 29 66 53.8 15.1
58 Nick Vigil CIN LB57 6 30 76 46.4 15.6
59 Mason Foster WAS LB58 5 30 66 46.9 9.3
60 Haason Reddick ARI LB59 8 30 152 50.8 28.6
Tier 8 
61 Dont'a Hightower NE LB60 9 32 61 46.8 7.6
62 Denzel Perryman LAC LB61 9 36 74 48.7 10.1
63 Karlos Dansby ARI LB62 8 32 75 50.5 10.8
64 Sean Spence FA LB63 47 54 50.6 2.6
65 Cory James OAK LB64 10 35 73 50.7 12.4
66 Antonio Morrison IND LB65 11 39 70 51.0 11.9
67 Jon Bostic IND LB66 11 40 68 53.3 11.3
68 Kamalei Correa BAL LB67 10 40 87 54.0 12.2
69 Jake Ryan GB LB68 8 32 73 55.9 11.6
70 Marquel Lee OAK LB69 10 50 71 57.8 8.6
71 Shaq Thompson CAR LB70 11 47 70 58.2 6.7
72 Anthony Barr MIN LB71 9 37 71 59.5 10.1
73 Demario Davis NYJ LB72 11 41 91 59.7 12.3
74 Markus Golden ARI LB73 8 45 92 59.9 11.7
75 Reggie Ragland KC LB74 10 32 208 61.2 51.5
76 De'Vondre Campbell ATL LB75 5 54 70 61.7 6.2
77 A.J. Klein NO LB76 5 38 165 61.7 34.4
78 Blake Martinez GB LB77 8 49 87 61.9 13.2
79 Will Compton WAS LB78 5 43 133 62.1 22.7
80 Jonathan Casillas NYG LB79 8 46 99 62.6 15.9
81 Vincent Rey CIN LB80 6 31 93 62.7 20.1
82 Jabaal Sheard IND LB81 11 36 91 64.8 17.2
83 Kevin Minter CIN LB82 6 58 72 65.2 5.1
84 Stephone Anthony NO LB83 5 41 82 65.3 15.0
85 Elandon Roberts NE LB84 9 42 88 66.0 16.7
86 Wesley Woodyard TEN LB85 8 37 96 66.3 19.3
87 Jelani Jenkins OAK LB86 10 56 81 66.7 8.7
88 Jaylon Smith DAL LB87 6 36 216 68.0 50.5
89 Alex Anzalone NO LB88 5 52 93 70.3 16.5
90 Brian Cushing HOU LB89 7 55 98 75.4 12.0
91 Brian Orakpo TEN LB90 8 65 83 75.6 6.4
92 Bud Dupree PIT LB91 9 48 104 76.0 28.0
93 T.J. Watt PIT LB92 9 52 90 76.0 15.7
94 Leonard Floyd CHI LB93 9 53 88 76.0 16.3
95 Duke Riley ATL LB94 5 44 141 76.7 32.0
96 John Simon IND LB95 11 57 97 77.3 16.3
97 Nick Perry GB LB96 8 77 79 78.0 1.0
98 Bruce Irvin OAK LB97 10 76 81 78.5 2.5
99 Ryan Kerrigan WAS LB98 5 60 111 79.0 15.7
100 Aldon Smith OAK LB99 10 79 80 79.5 0.5
101 Shane Ray DEN LB100 5 54 117 80.0 26.9
102 Akeem Ayers FA LB101 80 85 82.5 2.5
103 Derrick Morgan TEN LB102 8 64 102 83.0 15.5
104 Clay Matthews GB LB103 8 55 112 83.5 28.5
105 1 52 122 87.0 35.0
106 Tyrell Adams OAK LB104 10 63 113 88.0 25.0
107 Kendell Beckwith TB LB105 1 50 189 89.5 47.1
108 Zach Cunningham HOU LB106 7 42 221 92.2 60.1
109 2 81 107 94.0 13.0
110 Terrell Suggs BAL LB107 10 95 96 95.5 0.5
111 Preston Smith WAS LB108 5 86 106 96.0 10.0
112 James Harrison PIT LB109 9 78 132 103.3 22.2
113 Connor Barwin LAR LB110 8 96 118 107.0 11.0
114 Pernell McPhee CHI LB111 9 86 142 107.3 24.7
115 Tyus Bowser BAL LB112 10 66 156 111.0 45.0
116 Sam Acho CHI LB113 9 84 159 121.5 37.5
117 Ahmad Brooks GB LB114 8 68 186 127.0 59.0
118 Bruce Carter NYJ LB115 11 82 174 128.0 46.0
119 Jalen Reeves-Maybin DET LB116 7 71 206 138.5 67.5
120 Elvis Dumervil SF LB117 11 84 193 138.5 54.5
121 Manti Te'o NO LB118 5 88 213 150.5 62.5
122 Chris Carter WAS LB119 5 85 222 153.5 68.5

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