Bessire: ILB Ranks and Projs.

Last Updated: 1/18/2015 8:58 PM ET
Projections for every ranked inside linebacker are below. Players are ranked based on PredictionMachine.com's 2014 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. See biographical and statistical data on each ILB prospect here.

Again this year, we have included an impact score (0 - 10 scale) for each player. This score is a relative value based on the projections that can put players in context across positions and draft classes. A score of 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 adequately 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, the top five inside linebacker had scores of: Alec Ogletree (8.9), Manti Te'o (8.4), Dan Molls (7.9), Kevin Minter (7.8) and Kevin Reddick (7.8).

Inside Linebackers 2014 Projected NFL Rookie Stats

Rank Player Tackles TFL INTs Score
1 C.J. Mosley 115.1 7.3 1.1 8.2
2 James Morris 99.5 8.1 2.4 8.2
3 Chris Borland 114.8 6.6 1.2 8.0
4 Jeremiah George 121.6 5.9 1.4 8.0
5 Kevin Smith 140.3 4.8 1.0 7.9
6 Yawin Smallwood 117.4 6.2 1.1 7.8
7 Eddie Lackey 96.6 7.1 3.0 7.8
8 Nate Dreiling 84.4 8.1 2.5 7.1
9 Shayne Skov 97.0 6.8 0.4 7.0
10 Will Smith 109.2 5.3 0.4 6.9
11 Andrew Jackson 99.7 7.0 0.5 6.9
12 DeDe Lattimore 100.2 4.4 1.3 6.7
13 Justin Anderson 106.2 5.3 0.7 6.6
14 Preston Brown 92.2 5.8 0.5 6.6
15 Greg Blair 101.1 4.5 0.9 6.6
16 Damien Proby 109.5 2.9 0.9 6.6
17 Jack Tyler 90.7 6.0 0.4 6.5
18 Max Bullough 79.1 5.6 0.8 6.4
19 Steele Divitto 102.2 2.9 1.0 6.3
20 Uani' Unga 109.5 3.3 0.5 6.3
21 Marquis Spruill 68.1 7.8 0.4 6.1
22 Avery Williamson 103.1 2.3 0.7 6.1
23 Stephon Robertson 76.2 7.7 0.9 6.1
24 Derrick Webb 87.5 3.6 0.4 5.7
25 Carlo Calabrese 87.1 3.1 0.4 5.7
26 Spencer Shuey 85.6 3.3 0.4 5.6
27 Glenn Carson 91.3 2.2 0.4 5.5
28 Will Lucas 80.6 2.6 0.7 5.4
29 D.T. Shackelford 53.1 4.8 0.6 5.2
30 Chase Garnham 58.4 3.3 1.2 5.0
31 Spencer Hadley 64.9 2.9 1.3 5.0
32 Anthony Morales 62.7 4.4 0.6 4.6
33 Brock Coyle 54.7 3.8 1.3 4.5
34 Enrique Williams 59.5 2.8 0.5 4.0