2022 NFL Draft Prospects: Inside Linebacker



The top 2022 Inside Linebacker prospects available for the 2022 NFL Draft. * - denotes 2022 prospect. ** - denotes 2025 prospect.

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2020 NFL Draft Position Rankings:
QB | RB | FB | WR | TE | OT | G | C | DE | DT | NT | 3-4 OLB | 3-4 DE | OLB | ILB | CB | S | K | P

2021 NFL Draft Position Rankings:
QB | RB | FB | WR | TE | OT | G | C | DE | DT | NT | 3-4 OLB | 3-4 DE | OLB | ILB | CB | S | K | P

2022 NFL Draft Position Rankings:
QB | RB | FB | WR | TE | OT | G | C | DE | DT | NT | 3-4 OLB | 3-4 DE | OLB | ILB | CB | S | K | P

  1. Previous Seasons

    • '21 - Dylan Moses, Alabama
    • '21 - Dylan Moses, Alabama
    • '21 - Micah Parsons, Penn State
    • '21 - Micah Parsons, Penn State
    • '21 - Micah Parsons, Penn State
    • '21 - Micah Parsons, Penn State
    • '21 - Micah Parsons, Penn State
    • '21 - Micah Parsons, Penn State
    • '21 - Micah Parsons, Penn State
    • '20 - Kenneth Murray, Oklahoma
    • '19 - Devin White, LSU
    Micah Parsons, ILB/OLB, Penn State
    Height: 6-3. Weight: 245.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.7.
    Projected Round (2022): 1.
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    7/13/20: Parsons collected 109 tackles with five sacks, four forced fumbles and five passes defended in 2019. He was always around the ball and produced some splash plays for Penn State. Parsons broke into the starting lineup as a true freshman and showed he has lot of upside to develop into an intriguing player. For 2018, he totaled 83 tackles with five for a loss, 1.5 sacks and two forced fumbles.

    Parsons has good size and instincts. Sources from multiple teams said Parsons jumped out at them and some believe he could end up being a high first-round pick. It would be surprising if he returned to Penn State for his senior year and was in the 2022 NFL Draft




  2. Previous Seasons

    • '21 - Kenneth Murray, Oklahoma
    • '21 - Micah Parsons, Penn State
    • '21 - Dylan Moses, Alabama
    • '21 - Dylan Moses, Alabama
    • '21 - Dylan Moses, Alabama
    • '21 - Dylan Moses, Alabama
    • '21 - Dylan Moses, Alabama
    • '21 - Zaven Collins, Tulsa
    • '21 - Zaven Collins, Tulsa
    • '20 - Jordyn Brooks, Texas Tech
    • '19 - Devin Bush, Michigan
    Shane Lee*, ILB, Alabama
    Height: 6-0. Weight: 246.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.62.
    Projected Round (2022): 1-3.
    View Ranking History

    7/13/20: Alabama has been a factory for linebacker talent, and Lee could keep that tradition alive for the 2022 or 2023 NFL Draft. With Dylan Moses being injured in 2019, Lee took on a larger than expected role as a freshman and had an impressive season, making a lot of splash plays for the Crimson Tide defense. His 10 pass breakups, 4.5 sacks and one interception was very impressive production in pass defense for a first-year player. Lee has a lot of ability and upside to develop as he gains experience


  3. Previous Seasons

    • '21 - Micah Parsons, Penn State
    • '21 - Chazz Surratt, North Carolina
    • '21 - Damon Clark, LSU
    • '21 - Damon Clark, LSU
    • '21 - Damon Clark, LSU
    • '21 - Damone Clark, LSU
    • '21 - Damone Clark, LSU
    • '21 - Dylan Moses, Alabama
    • '21 - Chazz Surratt, North Carolina
    • '20 - Justin Strnad, Wake Forest
    • '19 - Tre Lamar, Clemson
    Christian Harris*, ILB/OLB, Alabama
    Height: 6-2. Weight: 244.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.69.
    Projected Round (2022): 1-3.
    View Ranking History

    7/13/20: After an injury to Dylan Moses, Harris was thrust into a larger role and had an impressive freshman season for Alabama in 2019. Harris showed a lot of upside with the skill set to improve after gaining experience. He could be a fast riser as a sophomore and junior. Improving his production in pass coverage would help him


  4. Previous Seasons

    • '21 - Tuf Borland, Ohio State
    • '21 - Paddy Fisher, Northwestern
    • '21 - Jahad Woods, Washington State
    • '21 - Jahad Woods, Washington State
    • '21 - Jahad Woods, Washington State
    • '21 - Jahad Woods, Washington State
    • '21 - Jahad Woods, Washington State
    • '21 - Chazz Surratt, North Carolina
    • '21 - Dylan Moses, Alabama
    • '20 - Anfernee Jennings, Alabama
    • '19 - Mack Wilson, Alabama
    Damon Clark, ILB/OLB, LSU
    Height: 6-4. Weight: 236.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.74.
    Projected Round (2022): 2-4.
    View Ranking History

    7/13/20: Clark is projected to be a replacement for Jacob Phillips as an inside linebacker for LSU. With his size and speed, Clark could continue the LSU tradition of strong linebacker play. He flashed as a rotational backup and in practice, so the NFL advance scouts put Clark on their preseason watch list




  5. Previous Seasons

    • '21 - Erroll Thompson, Mississippi State
    • '21 - Tuf Borland, Ohio State
    • '21 - Chazz Surratt, North Carolina
    • '21 - Chazz Surratt, North Carolina
    • '21 - Chazz Surratt, North Carolina
    • '21 - Chazz Surratt, North Carolina
    • '21 - Chazz Surratt, North Carolina
    • '21 - Damone Clark, LSU
    • '21 - Pete Werner, Ohio State
    • '20 - Troy Dye, Oregon
    • '19 - Germaine Pratt, N.C. State
    Talanoa Hufanga, ILB/OLB, USC
    Height: 6-1. Weight: 220.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.64.
    Projected Round (2022): 2-4.
    View Ranking History

    7/13/20: Hufanga had a nice sophomore season for the Trojans, showing some quickness and tackling ability. For the NFL, he needs to get stronger to hold up in the middle. If he is unable to gain weight, he will have be a Will - weak side - linebacker


  6. Previous Seasons

    • '21 - Mohamed Sanogo, Ole Miss
    • '21 - Ernest Jones, South Carolina
    • '21 - Paddy Fisher, Northwestern
    • '21 - Paddy Fisher, Northwestern
    • '21 - Paddy Fisher, Northwestern
    • '21 - Paddy Fisher, Northwestern
    • '21 - Paddy Fisher, Northwestern
    • '21 - Paddy Fisher, Northwestern
    • '21 - Paddy Fisher, Northwestern
    • '20 - Malik Harrison, Ohio State
    • '19 - Te'Von Coney, Notre Dame
    Nolan Smith*, ILB/OLB, Georgia
    Height: 6-3. Weight: 235.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.63.
    Projected Round (2022): 2-4.
    View Ranking History



  7. Previous Seasons

    • '21 - Paddy Fisher, Northwestern
    • '21 - Mohamed Sanogo, Ole Miss
    • '21 - Monty Rice, Georgia
    • '21 - Monty Rice, Georgia
    • '21 - Monty Rice, Georgia
    • '21 - Monty Rice, Georgia
    • '21 - Monty Rice, Georgia
    • '21 - Tony Fields II, West Virginia
    • '21 - Tony Fields II, West Virginia
    • '20 - Joe Bachie, Michigan State
    • '19 - Blake Cashman, Minnesota
    Brandon Smith*, ILB/OLB, Penn State
    Height: 6-3. Weight: 240.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.65.
    Projected Round (2022): 3-4.
    View Ranking History



  8. Previous Seasons

    • '21 - Colin Schooler, Arizona
    • '21 - Colin Schooler, Arizona
    • '21 - Tuf Borland, Ohio State
    • '21 - Tuf Borland, Ohio State
    • '21 - Tuf Borland, Ohio State
    • '21 - Tuf Borland, Ohio State
    • '21 - Tuf Borland, Ohio State
    • '21 - Grant Stuard, Houston
    • '21 - Baron Browning, Ohio State
    • '20 - Jacob Phillips, LSU
    • '19 - Cameron Smith, USC
    Azeez Ojulari*, ILB/OLB, Georgia
    Height: 6-3. Weight: 240.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.74.
    Projected Round (2022): 3-5.
    View Ranking History



  9. Previous Seasons

    • '21 - Blake Gallagher, Northwestern
    • '21 - Blake Gallagher, Northwestern
    • '21 - Dorian Etheridge, Louisville
    • '21 - Dorian Etheridge, Louisville
    • '21 - Dorian Etheridge, Louisville
    • '21 - Dorian Etheridge, Louisville
    • '21 - Dorian Etheridge, Louisville
    • '21 - Jahad Woods, Washington State
    • '21 - Grant Stuard, Houston
    • '20 - David Woodward, Utah State
    • '19 - Josiah Tauaefa, Texas-San Antonio
    Anthony Hines III, ILB/OLB, Texas A&M
    Height: 6-3. Weight: 230.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.7.
    Projected Round (2022): 4-6.
    View Ranking History





  10. Previous Seasons

    • '21 - David Woodward, Utah State
    • '21 - David Woodward, Utah State
    • '21 - Erroll Thompson, Mississippi State
    • '21 - Erroll Thompson, Mississippi State
    • '21 - Erroll Thompson, Mississippi State
    • '21 - Erroll Thompson, Mississippi State
    • '21 - Erroll Thompson, Mississippi State
    • '21 - Monty Rice, Georgia
    • '21 - K.J. Britt, Auburn
    • '20 - Michael Divinity, LSU
    • '19 - Juwon Young, Marshall
    K'Vaughan Pope, ILB/OLB, Ohio State
    Height: 6-1. Weight: 231.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.72.
    Projected Round (2022): 4-6.
    View Ranking History



  11. Previous Seasons

    • '21 - Ale Kaho, Alabama
    • '21 - Caleb Kelly, Oklahoma
    • '21 - Lakia Henry, Ole Miss
    • '21 - Lakia Henry, Ole Miss
    • '21 - Lakia Henry, Ole Miss
    • '21 - Lakia Henry, Ole Miss
    • '21 - Pete Werner, Ohio State
    • '21 - Tuf Borland, Ohio State
    • '21 - Damone Clark, LSU
    • '20 - Logan Wilson, Wyoming
    • '19 - T.J. Edwards, Wisconsin
    Chris Oats, ILB/OLB, Kentucky
    Height: 6-3. Weight: 227.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.7.
    Projected Round (2022): 5-7.
    View Ranking History





2020 NFL Draft Position Rankings:
QB | RB | FB | WR | TE | OT | G | C | DE | DT | NT | 3-4 OLB | 3-4 DE | OLB | ILB | CB | S | K | P

2021 NFL Draft Position Rankings:
QB | RB | FB | WR | TE | OT | G | C | DE | DT | NT | 3-4 OLB | 3-4 DE | OLB | ILB | CB | S | K | P

2022 NFL Draft Position Rankings:
QB | RB | FB | WR | TE | OT | G | C | DE | DT | NT | 3-4 OLB | 3-4 DE | OLB | ILB | CB | S | K | P





 








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