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NFL Draft Rankings: 2013 LB Breakdown: Sean's Rankings

Sean Raposa

Sean Raposa

Sean Raposa is the NFL Offensive Line Guru and Cleveland Browns beat writer at He also works as a research analyst and writer for STATS, LLC. and runs He has been commissioning fantasy leagues since he was 13 years old and loves running backs, starting pitchers, and point guards.

This year’s class of linebackers is stacked with value picks that will be starters in the league. The biggest deficiency is in true 4-3 middle linebacker, but there is an abundance of nickel linebackers and, particularly at the top of the draft, 3-4 outside linebackers. Look for a significant amount of players from this selection to be off by the board by the conclusion of Round 2.

I have included comparisons to other NFL linebackers, but keep in mind these are based on style and not necessarily skill level.

1. Dion Jordan, OLB Oregon (6-6, 248)

86 tackles, 23.5 TFL, 12.5 sacks, 4 forced fumbles between 2011-12

Jordan is a very intriguing prospect. He arrived at Oregon as a tight end, but eventually shifted over to the defensive side of the ball. His role for the Ducks was as a hybrid defensive end/outside linebacker and I envision him in a similar scenario in the pros. He dropped into coverage a lot in college, but he’s at his best

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