Cleveland Browns 2009 Positional Rankings: Inside Linebackers

July 6, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

In this fourth edition of Cleveland’s positional rankings, we’ll take a look at a position that was difficult to gauge in 2009—the inside linebackers.
An early-season injury to Eric Barton, coupled with a mid-season injury to D’Qwell Jackson meant that some players were playing out of position, and some younger players may have seen playing time too early.
This is what typically happens when both of your starters are put on injured reserve.
Now, I know we're all used to this, and it seems to happen every year, but fear not fellow Browns fans. A few things were discovered last year along the journey.
David Bowens made the switch to ILB and actually played really well, plus Kaluka Maiava received significant playing time later in the season. Although he didn’t fare extremely well overall, there were some bright spots in regards to certain areas of his game.
Let's get to it.
I decided to list the rankings of both 3-4 ILBs and 4-3...

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