2011 NFL Draft: Ranking and Projecting the Top 25 Linebackers

February 11, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

If there is anything we learned from the Super Bowl, it's that playmaking linebackers can make all the difference for a football team. 
The Pittsburgh Steelers' No. 1 ranked defense was led by four solid linebackers in James Harrison, Lawrence Timmons, James Farrior and LaMarr Woodley. 
The Green Bay Packers' No. 2 scoring defense countered with an impressive group of Clay Matthews, A.J. Hawk, Desmond Bishop and Frank Zombo. 
To have a good defense in the NFL, it's clear you have to have linebackers that can change the game in the instant.
Because of that, teams will certainly be looking to this year's class of linebacking prospects to help their defense in the NFL draft.
Let's take a look at the top 25 linebackers in the 2011 NFL Draft.
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