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Rank
Tier
 Player Name  College Proj High Projected Proj Low Height Weight 40 Time Range Hometown, State High School
1
Big play defender saw action in all 12 games while starting four at outside linebacker ... notched 44 tackles including 25 solo stops ... explosive pass rusher led the team with 3.5 sacks ... also logged 7.5 tackles for loss ... forced a pair of fumbles and recovered two more …
 Von Miller    Texas AM  Top 5  6-12  6-3  246  4.32 - 4.53  DeSoto, TX  DeSoto
2
 *Akeem Ayers    UCLA  Late 1  2  6-2  254  4.60 - 4.81  Los Angeles, CA  Verbum Dei
3
Reed worked himself into action in the final nine games of 2007, lettering as a backup end and special teams player... Had seven total tackles... Switched positions after opening 2007 contending for H-back duty…
 Brooks Reed    Arizona  Late 1  2-3  6-2  263  4.55 - 4.76  Tucson, AZ   Sabino
4
Started all 13 games at outside linebacker in 2008 ... Ranked fourth on the team with 68 tackles and led the team with 11 tackles for losses ... Also had five sacks and one interception ... Led the nation with five blocked kicks - a punt at Miami, three punts vs. Connecticut and a field goal attempt at Virginia …
 Bruce Carter    North Carolina  2  3-4  6-1  241  4.47 - 4.68  Havelock, NC  Havelock
5
 *Justin Houston    Georgia  2-3  4-5  6-3  270  4.51 - 4.72  Statesboro, GA  Statesboro
6
Did not start but saw playing time in all 13 games in the linebacking corps as a defensive end and on special teams … Recorded 13 tackles with 3.5 sacks on the year …
 Dontay Moch    Nevada  2-3  3-4  6-1  248  4.30 - 4.51  Chandler, AZ  Hamilton
7
Appeared in all 13 games at defensive end and on special teams ... tabbed first-team ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District 6 ... a first-team Academic All-Big 12 selection ... helped UT rank first in the Big 12 in scoring defense (18.8 ppg/18th NCAA), total defense (342.9 ypg), rushing defense (83.5 ypg/third NCAA) and second in pass efficiency defense (124.2 rating) ... recorded 16 tackles, three sacks, three TFL, nine pressures, two PBD and a forced fumble …
 Sam Acho    Texas  2-3  4  6-2  262  4.52 - 4.73  Dallas, TX  St. Mark’s
8
Started all 12 games during his sophomore season at one outside linebacker position . . . Finished second on the club with 72 total tackles, recording at least two hits in every game during the year . . . Led the team with nine tackles for loss (minus 55 yards), a team-best four of which were quarterback sacks (minus 41 yards) . . . Credited with a tackle for loss in eight contests . . . Also deflected three passes and forced one fumble . . .
 K.J. Wright    Mississippi State  2-3  4-5  6-3  246  4.61 - 4.82  Olive Branch, MS  Olive Branch
9
Played in all 13 games, starting 10 ... was second on the team in tackles with 88, 38 being solo ... had seven tackles for loss and four sacks ... had a season-high 11 tackles against Nevada and 10 tackles at UCLA ... had two tackles for a loss and two sacks against New Mexico State ... earned Second-Team All-WAC honors…
 Chris Carter    Fresno State  3  5-6  6-1  248  4.48 - 4.69  Fontana, CA  Kaiser Fontana
10
Played in all 12 games ... started all 12 at one outside linebacker spot ... led the Pac-10 Conference in tackles per game with 8.75, good for 41st in the nation ... also tied for ninth in the Pac-10 with 1.0 tackles for loss per game ... earned honorable mention All-Pac-10 ... led the Huskies with 105 total tackles ... also tops on the team with 12.0 tackles for loss …
 Mason Foster    Washington  3-4  5-6  6-1  245  4.64 - 4.85  Seaside, CA  Seaside
11
Missed much of the season with turf toe … took a medical redshirt…
 Ross Homan    Ohio State  2-3/ILB  4-5  6-1  240  4.56 - 4.77  Coldwater, OH  Coldwater
12
Named second-team Freshman All-American ... Stepped in for an injured Ryan Henegan during preseason camp and started all 13 games at weakside linebacker, ranking second on the team with 113 tackles ... The 113 tackles are the most by a UConn freshman in the FBS era ... Recorded 8.5 TFLs, recovered a fumble, intercepted a pass and broke up two more …
 Lawrence Wilson    Connecticut  3  6  6-1  229  4.58 - 4.79  Tuscaloosa, AL  Paul W. Bryant
13
Versatile contributor on the special units … 21 tackles for the season …
 Brian Rolle    Ohio State  4  6-7  5-10  229  4.43 - 4.64  Immokalee, FL  Immokalee
14
Started 11 of 12 games at weakside linebacker ... team's second-leading tackler ... posted a career-best 76 tackles, including 6.5 tackles for loss and one sack …
 Jonas Mouton    Michigan  4  6-7  6-1  239  4.74 - 4.95  Los Angeles, CA  Venice
15
Honorable mention freshman All-America choice at linebacker by The Sporting News ... also earned a spot on The Sporting News Freshman All-ACC Team ... selected to the Rivals.com freshman all-league squad ... named the top freshman on the team ... ranked ninth on the team in tackles (50) and second in special-teams stops (15) ... played in all 13 games as a reserve ... saw significant time at all three linebacker spots and at end in pass-rushing situations ... his 5.5 sacks, all of which came in the final five games, were tied for second on the team ... third on the team in tackles for loss (7.5) …
 Adrian Moten    Maryland  4-5  7  6-2  228  4.43 - 4.64  Suitland, MD  Gwynn Park
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