The NFL Draft’s Hybrid Theory: Top Five DE/OLB Hybrids in this Year’s Class

April 19, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

With so many teams running the base 3-4 defense, there's been a higher demand for pass-rushing outside linebackers than ever before. Since most colleges use a 4-3 package, though, teams end up evaluating the defensive ends who have played outside linebacker a little in college, and who could translate well as outside linebackers at the professional level. There are a lot of 4-3 defensive ends that don't translate well as outside linebackers, but the good news for many teams is that this draft happens to be deep at that position. Here's my top five list of prospective 3-4 outside linebackers.Begin Slideshow

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