Bessire: ILB Ranks and Projections

Last Updated: 10/14/2014 10:06 AM ET

Projections for every ranked inside linebacker are below. Players are ranked based on PredictionMachine.com's 2013 projected statistics for what each player would be expected to do as a 16 game starter on a totally average NFL team against a completely average NFL schedule. Read more about how rankings and projections are done (also includes 2012 rankings and projections). See biographical and statistical data on each inside linebacker prospect here

This year, we have added an impact score (0 - 10 scale) for each player that is a relative value based on the projections that can put players in context across positions and draft classes. In the score, a seven or above can generally outperform a replacement player in the NFL at his position as a rookie; an eight or above can be expected to start and a player with a rating over nine is a unique, standout player who could star.

As a matter of context, at this time last year, using the same process leveraged for 2013 below (independent of actual drafting teams), the top five inside linebackers last season had scores of: Luke Kuechly (9.5), Jerry Franklin (8.3), Bobby Wagner (8.3), Mychal Kendricks (8.2), Shawn Loiseau (7.6).

Inside Linebacker 2013 Rankings and Projected Data

Rank Player Tackles TFL INTs Score
1 Alec Ogletree 107.1 7.9 1.0 8.9
2 Manti Te'o 91.9 4.5 3.6 8.4
3 Dan Molls 113.3 3.8 2.3 7.9
4 Kevin Minter 90.1 7.5 0.9 7.8
5 Kevin Reddick 75.6 9.8 0.7 7.8
6 Steve Greere 91.0 5.6 0.6 7.0
7 Jeremy Kimbrough 91.9 6.0 0.9 6.8
8 Taylor Reed 76.0 6.7 1.7 6.8
9 Arthur Brown 81.4 3.9 1.5 6.6
10 A.J. Klein 90.0 2.8 1.4 6.6
11 Matt Evans 96.2 4.9 1.0 6.6
12 Paul Worrilow 90.5 5.9 0.5 6.5
13 Bruce Taylor 67.3 6.8 0.4 6.4
14 Justin Cudworth 76.2 6.1 0.4 6.3
15 Nathan Harrold 73.2 4.5 2.0 6.2
16 Jonathan Bostic 65.2 3.9 1.8 6.2
17 Shaq Wilson 70.5 2.8 1.6 6.0
18 Dwayne Woods 62.2 5.2 1.3 5.9
19 Herman Lathers 69.5 3.4 1.0 5.8
20 Kenny Demens 71.4 3.2 0.9 5.8
21 Steve Beauharnais 61.8 4.5 1.2 5.8
22 William Compton 72.2 3.0 0.9 5.7
23 John Lotulelei 85.6 1.2 1.0 5.4
24 Jonathan Stewart 67.6 1.7 0.6 5.0
25 Christian Robinson 43.6 4.2 0.4 4.9
26 Vince Williams 51.6 3.2 0.6 4.8
27 Uona Kaveinga 46.4 2.9 1.0 4.5
28 Nico Johnson 47.0 2.0 0.7 4.5
29 Darryl Farley 53.7 2.7 0.5 4.4
30 Kevin Unga 44.8 1.7 1.0 4.3
31 Michael Gilliard 45.6 1.5 0.6 4.2
32 Michael Lanaris 46.3 1.4 0.9 4.1
33 Doug Rippy 36.9 1.3 0.4 3.6
34 Corico Hawkins 35.0 1.4 0.4 3.6
35 Andrae Jacobs 36.0 2.6 0.5 3.4
36 Rob Andrews 28.7 0.8 0.4 2.9

2013 NFL Draft Content Schedule:

Initial First Round Mock Draft 

February 5

Statistical and Biographical Info on all Prospects

February 19

Update Positional Reports (through 2012)

February 19

2013 QB Rankings/Top 5/Projections

March 5

2013 RB Rankings/Top 5/Projections

March 7

2013 WR/TE Rankings/Top 5/Projections

March 12

2013 OT Rankings/Top 5

March 14

2013 Guard Rankings/Top 5

March 19

2013 Center Rankings/Top 5

March 21

2013 Defensive Tackle Rankings/Top 5/Projections

March 26

2013 Pass Rusher Rankings/Top 5/Projections

March 28

2013 ILB Rankings/Top 5/Projections

April 2

2013 Cornerbacks/Top 5/Projections

April 4

2013 Safeties/Top 5/Projections

April 9

Update Mock Draft (and/or top 100 list)

April 11

Pre-Draft Thoughts and Observations Blog

April 16

Pre-Draft Thoughts and Observations Blog

April 23

Rookie and Class Rankings

May 2

Team Evaluations

May 2