NFL: Power Ranking the Top 50 Active Linebackers

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NFL: Power Ranking the Top 50 Active Linebackers
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This is the seventh article in my series, and if you happened to miss any, you can click here for the quarterbacks, running backs, wide receivers, tight ends, offensive linemen, or defensive linemen.

The list includes linebackers in both a 3-4 and 4-3 formation, those who played inside and outside. For defensive linemen, I looked heavily at the player’s ability to get to the quarterback, but for linebackers, I looked more at the player’s ability to play in all the aspects of the game—defend against the run, cover in the passing game, and rush the quarterback.

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