Fantasy Football Draft Rankings (2017)

Consensus of 22 Experts -
Rank Linebackers (Team) PosBye Best Worst Avg Std Dev
Tier 1 
1 Luke Kuechly CAR LB1 11 1 3 1.4 0.7
2 Bobby Wagner SEA LB2 6 1 11 3.3 1.9
3 Alec Ogletree LAR LB3 8 2 9 4.1 1.5
4 Kwon Alexander TB LB4 1 1 26 3.3 5.2
Tier 2 
5 Telvin Smith JAC LB5 8 4 14 6.6 2.1
6 C.J. Mosley BAL LB6 10 5 20 8.0 3.1
7 Ryan Shazier PIT LB7 9 5 13 8.9 2.0
8 Jamie Collins CLE LB8 9 5 36 9.6 7.1
9 Sean Lee DAL LB9 6 6 114 13.9 22.1
Tier 3 
10 Christian Kirksey CLE LB10 9 6 22 12.2 3.4
11 Deion Jones ATL LB11 5 6 27 13.7 5.3
12 Benardrick McKinney HOU LB12 7 10 28 13.8 3.9
13 Lavonte David TB LB13 1 5 20 13.5 3.0
14 Navorro Bowman FA LB14 2 29 14.8 5.3
15 Jerrell Freeman CHI LB15 9 3 28 15.2 6.7
16 Vontaze Burfict CIN LB16 6 5 56 18.2 12.2
17 Eric Kendricks MIN LB17 9 10 31 17.2 4.4
Tier 4 
18 Jatavis Brown LAC LB18 9 12 32 18.3 4.6
19 Zach Brown WAS LB19 5 6 40 20.3 6.7
20 Mark Barron LAR LB20 8 14 33 20.3 4.1
21 K.J. Wright SEA LB21 6 16 35 23.7 3.8
22 Jarrad Davis DET LB22 7 14 86 27.7 15.5
23 Reuben Foster SF LB23 11 10 99 28.5 16.6
24 Kiko Alonso MIA LB24 1 20 54 26.3 7.8
Tier 5 
25 Paul Posluszny JAC LB25 8 3 49 31.3 13.2
26 1 2 42 19.6 10.3
27 Von Miller DEN LB26 5 11 75 29.7 12.5
28 Lawrence Timmons MIA LB27 1 13 35 26.6 5.7
29 Derrick Johnson KC LB28 10 20 42 28.5 5.7
30 Preston Brown BUF LB29 6 12 47 30.6 8.1
31 Jordan Hicks PHI LB30 10 19 38 29.2 4.7
32 Vince Williams PIT LB31 9 9 47 32.4 9.2
33 2 16 120 42.9 29.0
34 Jadeveon Clowney HOU LB32 7 5 69 39.3 18.5
35 Darron Lee NYJ LB33 11 18 59 35.3 9.0
36 Myles Jack JAC LB34 8 21 51 33.1 7.3
Tier 6 
37 Vic Beasley ATL LB35 5 13 87 47.7 15.5
38 Deone Bucannon ARI LB36 8 24 52 34.6 7.0
39 Craig Robertson NO LB37 5 8 94 54.4 19.7
40 Brandon Marshall DEN LB38 5 24 48 34.0 6.3
41 Tahir Whitehead DET LB39 7 13 61 42.3 10.0
42 Nigel Bradham PHI LB40 10 13 63 42.7 10.2
43 Avery Williamson TEN LB41 8 20 47 36.0 6.4
44 Thomas Davis CAR LB42 11 17 48 37.6 7.1
45 Whitney Mercilus HOU LB43 7 17 81 65.3 17.0
46 Ramon Humber BUF LB44 6 18 75 46.5 28.5
47 Justin Houston KC LB45 10 19 74 42.6 11.6
48 Chandler Jones ARI LB46 8 22 94 52.4 16.0
49 Dee Ford KC LB47 10 20 101 71.4 28.5
50 BJ Goodson NYG LB48 8 21 52 40.2 7.7
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51 Danny Trevathan CHI LB49 9 24 61 41.1 8.4
Tier 7 
52 Todd Davis DEN LB50 5 25 68 52.1 12.9
53 Lorenzo Alexander BUF LB51 6 25 98 66.3 22.6
54 Korey Toomer LAC LB52 9 27 56 46.2 10.6
55 Ramik Wilson KC LB53 10 29 73 48.9 11.9
56 David Harris NE LB54 9 29 69 53.3 15.7
57 Joe Schobert CLE LB55 9 29 66 53.8 15.1
58 Nick Vigil CIN LB56 6 30 76 46.4 15.6
59 Mason Foster WAS LB57 5 30 66 47.0 9.5
60 Haason Reddick ARI LB58 8 30 152 51.0 29.6
Tier 8 
61 Dont'a Hightower NE LB59 9 32 61 47.3 7.5
62 Denzel Perryman LAC LB60 9 36 74 48.7 10.1
63 Cory James OAK LB61 10 35 73 50.7 12.4
64 Karlos Dansby ARI LB62 8 32 75 50.7 11.0
65 Antonio Morrison IND LB63 11 39 70 51.0 11.9
66 Sean Spence FA LB64 49 54 51.5 2.1
67 Jon Bostic IND LB65 11 40 68 53.3 11.3
68 Kamalei Correa BAL LB66 10 40 87 54.0 12.2
69 Jake Ryan GB LB67 8 32 73 57.6 11.0
70 Marquel Lee OAK LB68 10 50 71 57.8 8.6
71 Shaq Thompson CAR LB69 11 47 70 58.2 6.7
72 Anthony Barr MIN LB70 9 37 71 59.5 10.1
73 Demario Davis NYJ LB71 11 41 91 59.7 12.3
74 Reggie Ragland KC LB72 10 32 208 61.2 51.5
75 De'Vondre Campbell ATL LB73 5 54 70 61.7 6.2
76 A.J. Klein NO LB74 5 38 165 61.7 34.4
77 Blake Martinez GB LB75 8 49 87 61.9 13.2
78 Will Compton WAS LB76 5 43 133 62.1 22.7
79 Jonathan Casillas NYG LB77 8 46 99 62.6 15.9
80 Vincent Rey CIN LB78 6 31 93 62.7 20.1
81 3 36 91 64.8 17.2
82 Kevin Minter CIN LB79 6 58 72 65.2 5.1
83 Stephone Anthony MIA LB80 1 41 82 65.3 15.0
84 Elandon Roberts NE LB81 9 42 88 66.0 16.7
85 Wesley Woodyard TEN LB82 8 37 96 66.3 19.3
86 Jelani Jenkins FA LB83 56 81 66.7 8.7
87 Jaylon Smith DAL LB84 6 36 216 68.0 50.5
88 Alex Anzalone NO LB85 5 52 93 70.3 16.5
89 Brian Cushing HOU LB86 7 55 98 75.4 12.0
90 Brian Orakpo TEN LB87 8 65 83 75.6 6.4
91 Bud Dupree PIT LB88 9 48 104 76.0 28.0
92 T.J. Watt PIT LB89 9 52 90 76.0 15.7
93 Leonard Floyd CHI LB90 9 53 88 76.0 16.3
94 Duke Riley ATL LB91 5 44 141 76.7 32.0
95 John Simon IND LB92 11 57 97 77.3 16.3
96 Nick Perry GB LB93 8 77 79 78.0 1.0
97 Bruce Irvin OAK LB94 10 76 81 78.5 2.5
98 Ryan Kerrigan WAS LB95 5 60 111 79.0 15.7
99 Aldon Smith OAK LB96 10 79 80 79.5 0.5
100 Shane Ray DEN LB97 5 54 117 80.0 26.9
101 Akeem Ayers FA LB98 80 85 82.5 2.5
102 Derrick Morgan TEN LB99 8 64 102 83.0 15.5
103 Clay Matthews GB LB100 8 55 112 83.5 28.5
104 4 52 122 87.0 35.0
105 Tyrell Adams OAK LB101 10 63 113 88.0 25.0
106 Kendell Beckwith TB LB102 1 50 189 89.5 47.1
107 Zach Cunningham HOU LB103 7 42 221 92.2 60.1
108 5 81 107 94.0 13.0
109 Terrell Suggs BAL LB104 10 95 96 95.5 0.5
110 Preston Smith WAS LB105 5 86 106 96.0 10.0
111 James Harrison PIT LB106 9 78 132 103.3 22.2
112 6 96 118 107.0 11.0
113 Pernell McPhee CHI LB107 9 86 142 107.3 24.7
114 Tyus Bowser BAL LB108 10 66 156 111.0 45.0
115 Sam Acho CHI LB109 9 84 159 121.5 37.5
116 Ahmad Brooks GB LB110 8 68 186 127.0 59.0
117 Bruce Carter NYJ LB111 11 82 174 128.0 46.0
118 Jalen Reeves-Maybin DET LB112 7 71 206 138.5 67.5
119 Elvis Dumervil SF LB113 11 84 193 138.5 54.5
120 Manti Te'o NO LB114 5 88 213 150.5 62.5
121 Chris Carter WAS LB115 5 85 222 153.5 68.5

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