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2022 LB Draft Prospects

The linebacker position in the NFL has transformed from bigger, hard-hitting tough guys to more quick and athletic players-- thanks to the emergence of high-powered offenses. In today's game, being able to excel in pass coverage has become increasingly important.

Many players in this draft class have a unique blend of the old school build and new age athleticism that could allow them to be contributors as rookies.

Tier 1: Day One Starters

Devin Lloyd, Utah

Nakobe Dean, Georgia

Tier 2: Borderline First Round

Quay Walker, Georgia

Channing Tindall, Georgia

Tier 2: Day 2

Christian Harris, Alabama

Darrian Beavers, Cincinnati

Chad Muma, Wyoming

Brian Asamoah, Oklahoma

Troy Andersen, Montana State

Tier 3: End Day 2, Early Day 3

Leo Chenal, Wisconsin

Brandon Smith, Penn State

Tier 4: Day 3 Values

Jack Sanborn, Wisconsin

Damone Clark, LSU

D'Marco Jackson, Appalachian State

Darien Butler, Arizona State

Zakoby McClain, Auburn

Terrel Bernard, Baylor

Aaron Hansford, Texas A&M

Ellis Brooks, Penn State

Tier 5: Sleepers

JoJo Domann, Nebraska

Nate Landman, Colorado

Carson Wells, Colorado

Josh Ross, Michigan

Jeremiah Gemmel, North Carolina

Sterling Weatherford, Miami (OH)

Riko Jeffers, Texas Tech

Tyshon Fogg, Rutgers

James Houston IV, Jackson State

Tier 6: Pass-Rushers

Jeremiah Moon, Florida

Nik Bonnito, Oklahoma

Jesse Luketa, Penn State

Tier 7: Special Teamers

Chance Campbell, Ole Miss

Micah McFadden, Indiana

Baylon Spector, Clemson

Diego Fagot, Navy

Caleb Kelly, Oklahoma

Tomon Fox, North Carolina

Colin Schooler, Texas Tech

Grant Morgan, Arkansas

Jahad Woods, Washington State

James Skalski, Clemson

Malcolm Rodriguez, Oklahoma State

Mike Rose, Iowa State

Tier 8: Round 7/UDFA

Nephi Sewell, Utah

Tre Walker, Idaho

Vi Jones, North Carolina State

Storey Jackson, Liberty

Jack Gibbens, Minnesota

Luke Masterson, Wake Forest

Kadofi Wright, Buffalo

Silas Kelly, Coastal Carolina

Teddy Gallagher, Coastal Carolina

'Cameron Goode, Cal

Clarence Hicks, UTSA

Kyron Johnson, Kansas

Ferrod Gardner, Louisiana

Quez Jackson, Georgia Tech

Troy Hairston, Central Michigan

Caleb Bonner, Arkansas State

Digaan Gomis, Bishop's

Calph Brice, FAU

Anthony Koclanakis, Colorado State

Emmett Rice, Florida State

Christian Albright, Ball State

Anthony Tedesco, Delaware Valley

Charles Turner-Cox, Bluefield

Drew White, Notre Dame

Bryce Notree, Southern Illinois

Jack Cochrane, South Dakota

Avery Roberts, Oregon State

Khalan Tolson, Illinois

Isaiah Graham-Mobley, Boston College

CJ Avery, Louisville

Nigel Peele, Fayetteville State

Luke Maritn, Charlotte

Jake Hansen, Illinois

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