2013 DRAFTTEK BIG BOARD - Ranked by Position
Top 2013 4-3 Outside Linebacker Prospects
Most Recent Revision:  4/14/2013


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OUTSIDE LINEBACKER
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The Outside Linebackers in a 4-3 are referred to as "Sam" for the strongside (the side with the TE) and "Will" for the weakside. Their responsibilities include:

1) Stop the run, particularly off-tackle slants and end sweeps
2) Support the MLB gap responsibilities
3) Pass coverage - typically dump-offs to backs or Tight Ends. Also blitzing if called on to do so.

This diagram shows the Outside LBs in a 4-3 alignment. One prospect may be selected over another based on the following factors:

A. Prevailing defensive philosophy: In a "read and react" 4-3, the defensive line controls the offensive line to allow the LBs to flow to the ball. In "attack and penetrate", the defensive line takes more of a 1-gap approach and the LBs have more gap responsibilities.

B. Opponent's offensive philosophy: On off-tackle slants and sweeps, the OLBs have primary responsibility. On running plays up the middle, Sam and Will support the MLB and Strong Safety. Responsibilities in the passing game responsibilities are ioutside the hashmarks. If the TE and RB do not go wide, then keying a running QB or executing a blitz is possible.
DE43 DE34 DT43 DT34 OLB43 OLB34 WILB SILB SS FS CB
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1 (11)   -3 Georgia
Jarvis Jones
Jr          6'2"          245
#76
2 (27)   -6 Georgia
Alec Ogletree
Jr          6'2"          242
#9
3 (28) +20 Kansas State
Arthur Brown
Sr          6'0"          241
#4
4 (49)  +9 Rutgers
Khaseem Greene
Sr          6'0"          241
#20
5 (65)  +8 Connecticut
Sio Moore
Sr          6'0"          245
#3
6 (101)  +17 Penn State
Gerald Hodges
Sr          6'1"          243
#6
7 (105) +24 Missouri
Zaviar Gooden
Sr          6'1"          234
#25
8 (119) +38 South Carolina
DeVonte Holloman
Sr          6'1"          243
#21
9 (120) +105 Connecticut
Trevardo Williams
Sr          6'1"          241
#48
10 (124) -32 Texas A&M
Sean Porter
Sr          6'1"          229
#10
11 (151)  +2 Florida
Jelani Jenkins
Jr          6'0"          243
#3
12 (158)   0 Stanford
Chase Thomas
Sr          6'3"          244
#44
13 (168)  +25 Howard
Keith Pough
Sr          6'1"          239
#13
14 (193) +42 Florida
Lerentee McCray
Sr          6'2"          250
#34
15 (208) +163 Ohio State
Etienne Sabino
Sr          6'2"          247
#6
16 (232)   -38 Nebraska
Eric Martin
Sr          6'2"          237
#46
17 (250) +151 Arizona State
Brandon Magee
Sr          5'11"          223
#8
18 (297) -52 UNLV
John Lotulelei
Sr          5'11"          233
#55
19 (306)  +94 Tennessee
Herman Lathers
Sr          6'0"          234
#34
20 (341)   -33 Iowa State
Jake Knott
Sr          6'2"          243
#20
21 (358)   -69 Maryland
Kenny Tate
Sr          6'4"          230
#6




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