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Top Projected Outside Linebacker by Mocks

Here is a positional cross section of the analysis users have submitted in their 2014 mock drafts. In short, what is being said per key position. Who are the top 10 at this position and what is being said about them...


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Outside Linebacker
10 Most Commonly Picked Players
Khalil Mack, OLB , Buffalo , RS Sr  -  Appears on 5468 mock drafts
Featured Writeup:
I'm waffling on this pick so much - and this pick really sets the tone for the rest of the draft (it's annoying to re-update each time). I had Khalil Mack here a couple weeks ago, but I backtracked. Now I'm back with it.
 
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Anthony Barr, OLB , UCLA , Sr  -  Appears on 5383 mock drafts
Featured Writeup:
If Barr falls here, the Titans should be elated, they need an outside backer, and the 2nd best backer (third best pass rusher) falls here, but there is a definitive drop off after Barr. I also think Barr is "safer" than Mack based on the difficulty of opponents he played against versus Mack (don't get me wrong, I think Mack still ends up being a stud).
 
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C.J. Mosley, OLB , Alabama , Sr  -  Appears on 5195 mock drafts
Featured Writeup:
Need a replacement for Ray Lewis, and get one with the 'Bama stud Mosley.
 
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Ryan Shazier, OLB , Ohio State , Jr  -  Appears on 3863 mock drafts
Featured Writeup:
Ohio State's tackle machine makes his debut in my mock higher than the Saints pick as the Cardinals need an upgrade alongside Washington.
 
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Dee Ford, OLB , Auburn , RS Sr  -  Appears on 3052 mock drafts
Featured Writeup:
The Falcons need pass rush since they missed on Mack and Clowney.
 
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Trent Murphy, DE , Stanford , RS Sr  -  Appears on 1474 mock drafts
Featured Writeup:
The Packers need an outside linebacker and showed interest in Murphy - I think they grab him here.
 
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Kyle Van Noy, OLB , Brigham Young , RS Sr  -  Appears on 1365 mock drafts
Featured Writeup:
Run on linebacker (defensive end types) continues with the Eagles improving their defense.
 
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Jeremiah Attaochu, OLB , Georgia Tech , Sr  -  Appears on 550 mock drafts
Featured Writeup:
If the Chargers take CB Jason Verrett with their first pick, they could look for a pass-rushing 3-4 OLB with this pick. Attaochu would fit this need. He should be a successful 3-4 OLB in the NFL. He would be a decent value here.
 
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Demarcus Lawrence, DE , Boise State , RS Jr  -  Appears on 498 mock drafts
Featured Writeup:
Even though the Cowboys re-signed Anthony Spencer, they still need someone accross from him.
 
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Shayne Skov, ILB , Stanford , RS Sr  -  Appears on 396 mock drafts
Featured Writeup:
Now this is more reasonable for Skov, who looked awesome in the Rose Bowl.
 
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